John Reid

Professor, Public Health

Having retired from full time practice in the health protection field, where I held a variety of specialist roles including; Consultant in Communicable Disease Control,  Director of Public Health in Sefton, and Director of Chester and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, I currently offer specialist professional support and advice as Honorary Consultant in Public Health in Shropshire.


  • MB, BCh, BAO. National University of Ireland, 1979. GMC number 2487636.
  • Certificate in Health Economics, University of Aberdeen, 1986.
  • MSc (Community Medicine) University of Manchester, 1986
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice, University of Lancaster (via Edge Hill College), 2007.
  • MA (Clinical Education) Edge Hill University, 2014.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2007.
  • Membership (by examination) of Faculty of Public Health (UK), 1986.
  • Fellowship of Faculty of Public Health (UK) through distinction, 1996.


I am Module Leader for MPH Programme Shrewsbury, covering Communicable Diseases in Public Health (PH7018) and also the Economics of Health (PH7020). I also offer a contribution to MPH teaching in Chester.

I am Honorary Consultant in Public Health at Shropshire Public Health Department, and offer support to public health professionals on their CPD and personal development.


My recent research interests are in forms of CPD undertaken by professionals. 
I have a long-standing interest in health protection applied research. This includes communicable disease outbreaks and environmental incidents.

Published work

Vivancos R, Keenan A, Sopwith W, Smith K, Quigley C, Mutton K, Dardamissis E, Nichols G, Harris J, Gallimore C, Verhoef L, Syed Q, Reid J. Norovirus outbreak in a cruise ship sailing around the British Isles: investigation and multi-agency management of an international outbreak. J Infect 2010; 60(6):478-85

Stewart AG, Luria P, Reid J, Lyons M, Jarvis R. Real or illusory? Case studies on the public perception of environmental health risk in the North-West of England. Int J Environ Res Public Health; 2010;7(3):1153-73

Reid JA. Reflection as part of continuous professional development of public health professionals – further evidence (letter) J Public Health 2014; doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu017

Reid JA. Black box towards glass box: ‘Mapaloguing’ a typology of public health CPD activities in UK in 2011/12. J Public Health (2016) doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw027