Professor Phil Reed obtained a D.Phil. from University of York, held a Research Fellowship at University of Oxford, and a Readership in Learning and Behaviour at University College London, before taking a University Chair in Psychology at Swansea University.
Phil's broad research interests include: Learning and Behaviour; Autism, Special Needs, and Educational Interventions; and Psychology and Medicine, including Internet Addiction and Uro/Gynaecological Health. Phil has written several books (recently, Interventions for Autism: Evidence for Educational and Clinical Practice), published over 230 papers on these and other topics, and been invited to present his work at international conferences. Phil and his team have presented their work in Women’s Health at the National Assembly for Wales, and were awarded the ‘Medal of the President of the Republic’ of Italy in 2016 for scientific contribution to society for this research.
Phil appears regularly in the media, and has been featured on: Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’, ‘ITV Wales’, ‘BBC Wales’, and ‘BBC Radio Wales’. There have been two radio specials on Phil’s Internet Addiction research on syndicated US radio shows (Richie Allen; Katherine Albrecht), and features in Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, and locally in the Swansea Evening Post, and Western Mail.
Phil has served on Editorial Boards for Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Behavior and Philosophy. Phil has worked closely with many medical and educational charities and local education authorities, and held appointments for the Departments for Health and Education, and the Children in Wales Policy Council. Phil has received funding from Tenovus Cancer Care, NHS, Baily Thomas Fund, ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, and Mechner Foundation.