Mr David Reid PG Cert. Ed., M.Sc., BA (Hons)

Senior University TeacherDavid Reid

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2060

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I joined the University of Sheffield in 1999 and, apart from a brief period with the Alzheimer´s Society, I have been employed as a researcher and am now a Senior University Teacher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am a member of the University of Sheffield's Equality and Diversity Board and Disability Liaison Officer for the School.

Research Interests

I have undertaken dementia care practice research and published articles on this and on relationship-centred approaches to dementia care. I have also undertaken adult safeguarding research. In my work on dementia I am committed to exploring what dementia means to those people directly affected: people with dementia, their families and health and social care practitioners. 

Teaching Interests

I am Programme Lead of the cross-faculty team delivering the MA Dementia Studies and teach on the Theorising dementia in the UK Policy Context module. Prior to this I led the Foundations in Relationship-Centred Dementia Care course for 5 years and I continue to deliver Dementia Awareness education study days in NHS Trusts across south Yorkshire. I also lead the User Expectations of Health and Social Care module on the School´s B.Med.Sci in Health and Human Sciences. I am particularly interested in the co-production of dementia education with people with dementia and their supporters.

Current Projects

Selected publications

  1. REID, D. (2014) An annual offer of creative ‘here and now’ moments. The Journal of Dementia Care, May/June, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp.24-27
  2. REID, D., WARNES, T., LOW, L. (2014) ‘Living well…I like the sound of that’. The Journal of Dementia Care, Jan/Feb, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp29-31.
  3. REID, D., PENHALE, B., MANTHORPE, J., PERKINS, N., PINKNEY, L. and HUSSEIN, S. (2009) Form and function: views from members of Adult Protection Committees in England and Wales, Journal of Adult Protection 11, 4, 20-29
  4. RYAN T, NOLAN M, REID D, ENDERBY P. (2008) Using the Senses Framework to achieve relationship-centred dementia care services: A case example. Dementia 7: 71-93.
  5. REID D, RYAN T, ENDERBY P. (2001) What does it mean to listen to people with dementia? Disability & Society 16: 377-392.

Publications in progress

Reid, D. (Submission Spring 2017) Developing inter-disciplinary dementia education: lessons from Sheffield.

Ward, C. and Reid, D. (Submission Spring 2016) “Ola! Colin speaking”: views of a man with dementia about his participation in dementia education governance.