Corinne Reid is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor responsible for the VU Research Portfolio. 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 research 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.