Professor Corinne Reid is the Provost (Interim) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, responsible for overseeing the higher education colleges, Research, Moondani Balluk and the Academic Services and Students portfolios.

She formerly held a Chair in Psychological Therapies in the School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh and continues to be a Senior Fellow of the Global Health Academy. Corinne is also a primary researcher with the Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity in Western Australia, and co-lead of the FLOURISH research team with members in the UK, Malawi and Australia.

Planetary health & a 25-year commitment to social justice, ethics & wellbeing

Corinne’s priority is developing a university community committed to the challenges of creating a healthy planet and healthy communities.

This commitment to planetary health is the culmination of a career in which the priority has always been working alongside marginalised communities to identify challenges and develop innovative and ethical solutions to complex, real-world problems.

Much of Corinne's career has focused on working with vulnerable families that ‘fall through the gaps’. This encompasses children with complex mental-health presentations, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities; children who have experienced trauma; and children in multi-risk families. Corinne has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to developing ethical translational research methodologies. She has maintained a direct clinical contribution through providing psychological therapies, and training the next generation of therapists to be better adapted to, and operate ethically in, these more complex environments.

Finally, as a clinical and research leader, Corinne has spent 25 years in partnership with government and non-government service providers to improve access, advocacy, policy and practice for marginalised communities.

Corinne's research follows these core strands:

  • exploring ethical practice in global research
  • working alongside disadvantaged communities to better understand the impact of poverty and marginalisation on children and young people
  • exploring neurodevelopmental challenges in children experiencing illness, injury or preterm birth
  • exploring issues relevant to the training and wellbeing of psychotherapists and counsellors.

Global Research Ethics Toolkit

Corinne is co-leading an international team to develop an ethics toolkit to support global researchers. This toolkit has drawn on contributions from more than 200 researchers from more than 30 countries and 60 disciplines from 45 universities. This toolkit will be launched in March 2020.


Corinne is also committed to the values of Olympism; that is, the strengthening of the global community and development of mutual respect through sport. For the past 25 years she has worked with Olympic teams and individuals as they strive to be the best they can be. Corinne’s PhD explored the personal qualities and values that support individuals and teams to perform under the most extreme conditions and to build team relationships that can withstand the pressures of the highest levels of competition.

Each of these interests is driven by a commitment to supporting and informing ethical practice in clinical psychology.



Areas of expertise

  • Planetary Health
  • Ethics in global research
  • Co-research with marginalised communities
  • Neurodevelopment in children
  • Olympic sport

Contact details

Hollie Grant
Executive Assistant
+61 (3) 9919 7150


Corinne’s teaching roles have been focused on leading postgraduate programs in Psychology to develop graduates who are well prepared to work in complex environments.

This has involved working at three universities on these leadership strategies:

  • leadership in strategic program development including the development of innovative interdisciplinary psychological therapies programs for postgraduate students
  • leadership in strategic initiatives including ‘widening access’ programs; developing psychological therapies clinics providing postgraduate training and services to the community.

Corinne has been pleased to achieve:

  • community impact through clinical outreach partnerships with marginalised communities
  • teaching award nominations from three universities in two countries across more than 10 years; and similar recognition from government partners, professional bodies and peers.


Corinne has successfully supervised a number of PhD, DPsych, masters, honours and BPsych theses. In most instances she has been the primary supervisor.

Her HDR students have received prestigious awards including:

  • The Fulbright Award
  • Australian Psychological Soc. Elaine Dignan Award for Outstanding Thesis on Women’s Issues
  • The Koya Aboriginal Corporation Perinatal Mental Health & Wellbeing Award (beyondblue) 
  • PhD Stipend, Centre for Res. Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, Telethon Kids Inst.
  • PhD support from the Nursing and Midwifery Office, Department of Health
  • Murdoch University Research Scholarship for PhD candidates.

Research grants

  • SFC-ODA Global Challenges Fund (2019) Strong minds, strong lives: Building enduring partnerships through co-design of a rural mental health service and research strategy, Role: Principal Investigator and lead of team of 10 Chief Investigators (4 based in Malawi and 6 in Edinburgh), Reid, C. Kawale, P., Mekani, P., Chibwana, K., Amos, A., Calia, C., Hoelterhoff, M., Taylor, E., Johnston, S., Guerra, C., & Marley, C., £50,000
  • SFC-ODA Global Challenges Fund (2019) 'Leadership in Ethics, Integrity and Research Conduct in Complex LMIC-UK partnership projects', Role: Principal Investigator and lead of large team of Chief Investigators and Partners, Reid, C., Grant, L., Simm, G., Boden, L., Research Support Teams (RSO, CAHSS, CMVM, CSE), School Research Managers, £70,000
  • Baby Coming – You Ready? A pilot of a perinatal mental health assessment rubric for Indigenous mothers and fathers, Federal Dept. of Health Rep Ken Wyatt (Oct 2018), Lotterywest (September 2018), West Australian Primary Health Alliance (Oct 2018), Ian Potter Foundation (2016-2018), Role: Chief Investigator. The named Principal Investigator is Professor Rhonda Marriott, Director of the Ngangk Yira Indigenous Research Centre which is hosting the project, Marriott, R., Reid, C. & Kotz, J., $250,000, $230,000, $98,000, $220,000
  • ARC Indigenous Discovery (2017-2019) Developing a resilience framework for working with Indigenous young people, Role: One of eleven Chief Investigators. Each are well established lead researchers in their own right and have contributed significantly to project development. The named Principal Investigator is Professor Rhonda Marriott, Director of the Ngangk Yira Indigenous Research Centre which is hosting the project. Marriott,R., Reid, C., et al (team of 12), $371,000
  • Channel 7 Telethon Trust (2012) Untangling the neurodevelopmental aetiologies and sequalae of prenatal risk, childhood illness and injury, Role: Principal Investigator leading a team of four CI’s ranging from eminent to first time CI’s (i.e. ECR’s being mentored in research leadership). Reid, C.., Anderson, M., Campbell, C., Bayliss, D., & Fox, A., $265,000


Refereed journal articles

  • Simionato, G., Simpson, S., & Reid, C. (2019) Burnout as an ethical issue in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 56(4), 470.
  • Simpson, S., Simoniato, G., Smout, M., van Vreeswijk, M. F., Hayes, C., Sougleris, C. & Reid, C. (2019) Burnout amongst clinical and counselling psychologists: The role of early maladaptive schemas and coping modes as vulnerability factors. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Brydges, C. R., Reid, C. L., Campbell, C., French, N., & Anderson, M. (2018) Executive functioning (fully) and processing speed (mostly) mediate intelligence deficits in children born very preterm. Intelligence, 68C, 101-108.
  • Brydges, C., Landes, J, Reid, C., Campbell, C., Anderson, M (2018) Cognitive outcomes in children and adolescents born very preterm: A meta-analysis. Developmental Med. & Child Neurology, 60(5), 452-468. DOI:10.1111/dmcn.13685
  • Richardson, C., Anderson, M., Reid, C., & Fox, A. (2018) Development of inhibition and switching: a longitudinal study of the maturation of interference suppression and reversal processes during childhood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 34, 92-100

Refereed book chapters

  • Simpson, S., Richardson, L. & Reid, C. (2019) Telemental Health in Rural and Remote Contexts. In T.Carey, J. Gullifer, and L. Roufeil (Eds). Handbook of Rural and Remote Mental Health. Springer Ch 9.
  • Simpson, S., Richardson, L. & Reid, C. (2016) Therapeutic alliance in videoconferencing based psychotherapy. In Goss, S., Anthony, K., Stretch, L.A. & Nagel, D. The Use of Technology in Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice. 2nd ed. CCThomas.
  • Anderson. M. & Reid, C. (2015)  Theoretical insights from neuroscience in early childhood research. In Ann Farrell, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Kay Tisdall. Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Research. pp.148-162
  • Campbell, C., & Reid, C. (2015) The Nature of Conflict in Health-Care. In Management and Leadership–A Guide for Clinical Professionals (pp. 149-165) Springer International Publishing
  • Reid, C. & Anderson, M. (2012) Left-brain, Right-brain, Braingames and Beanbags: Neuromyths in Education. in P. Adey & J. Dillon (Eds.) Bad Education. Open Univ. Press (McGraw-Hill)

Read about more of Corinne's research

Conference presentations

  • Hoelterhof, M., Calia, C., Reid, C., Taylor, E., Magowan, R., Chibwana, K., Amos, A., & Kawale, P. (2019) The ethical challenges and opportunities of informed consent in Low Middle Income Countries, 3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ECQI), Edinburgh, 13-15 February
  • Taylor, E., Reid, C., Nisbet, K., Calia, C., Hoelterhof, M., Della Sala, S., Magowan, R., Chibwana, K., Amos, A., & Kawale, P. (2018) Implementing the principles of child-sensitive social protection in programmes designed to improve child psychosocial wellbeing and development: A review and case study. In What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children? Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation. Kampala, Uganda, September 10-12
  • Reid, C. (2017) The impact of cumulative neurodevelopmental risk in young Aboriginal people.  ‘Our Families: Healthy and Resilient’, Inaugural Aboriginal Health Forum, Centre for Research in Indigenous Health and Social Equity, Perth, Australia, 25-26 May
  • Knight, P., Reid, C., & Davis, H. (2017) An Exploratory Study into whether Pain Event Characteristics (Traumatic, non-traumatic) Affect Outcomes of a Hospital Group Chronic Pain Management Program. 6th European Conference on Mental Health: Berlin, Germany (Poster)
  • Delane, L., Bayliss, D., Campbell, C., Reid, C., French, N. & Anderson, M. (2015) Differentiating the unique executive contribution to dual-tasking in school-aged children born very preterm. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, US.

Industry experience

Professor Reid’s dual identity as a clinician and an academic has meant that a strong thread throughout her career has been building bridges and brokering partnerships between these two sectors.

Clinical industry experience

Professor Reid has maintained a clinical psychology practice throughout her academic career and has also been employed as a consultant by government (federal and state), and non-government services and departments.

She has worked as a senior clinician, researcher and team leader in hospital settings as well as in the not-for-profit sector.

Corinne was awarded the Australian Red Cross Distinguished Service Award for pro bono advocacy, policy work and committee leadership in the service of children with complex medical needs and disabilities over a 16-year period.

Academic industry experience

In her senior academic roles, Corinne has worked closely with the health industry to secure valuable clinical training opportunities as well as research funding partnerships over more than 20 years.

Corinne has been Director of four university-based clinics providing psychological therapies to members of the public and also a clinical outreach service for several remote Indigenous communities. In each case, this postgraduate training facility involved the establishment of collaborative partnerships with government and non-government departments and provided a valuable service for families who were on long waitlists for government services. The collection of unique and valuable research data was an integrated part of the service model in each clinic, bringing together researchers, teachers, and the community in a joint endeavour.

Corinne was nominated for Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2008 by the Vice Chancellor of her university, for this work.

Corinne’s research funding has involved the development of strong and supportive partnerships in the government, non-government and philanthropic sectors over more than 20 years.