Dr. Paul Reid

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB229

+44 (0) 1772 89 3411


Paul Reid is the course leader for MSc Applied Public Health and also teaches across other postgraduate and undergraduate health programmes within the School of Health. Previous to this, he worked as a Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University for 8 years and prior to that spent several years working as a Residential Social Worker with people with learning disabilities and also with people with mental health problems.

Full Profile

Paul has research and teaching interests in substance misuse, qualitative methodology, homelessness, health communication and the internationalisation of Higher Education.

Paul’s main teaching and research area is substance misuse. He has carried out studies on public health aspects of both legal and illegal drug use; focusing most recently on brief interventions and alcohol. He also has a strong research interest in homelessness and health. Paul’s PhD focused on social psychology and homelessness. He has recently developed an interest in teaching and learning with respect to internationalisation after several years’ experience of running an MSc with students from a diverse range of countries and cultures. Paul completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Internationalisation of HE at the University of Northampton in 2011.

Paul enjoys teaching across the range of academic levels; from access courses to PhD supervision. He always adopts a facilitative approach to teaching, encouraging debate and discussion as he believes these to be the foundation of effective learning. He teaches modules on drugs and health, research methods, health communication, health psychology and mental health.



Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course leader
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Applied Public Health

Module Leader
HS1210 Understanding Health
HS1220 Communication and Health
HS2120 Research Methods in Health Care
HS3705 Drugs, Health and Society
HI4003 Qualitative Methodology for Health Research
PG4110 Applied Public Health: Planning and Strategies
PG4115 Applied Public Health Project

Dissertation Supervision
Substance misuse
Homelessness and health
Health Psychology/health behaviour change
Communication and health