Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Vincent Reid

Vincent Reid is a Professor of Psychology. He completed his B.A. in Psychology in 1997 and his M.A.(hons) in 1999 at the University of Auckland and a Ph.D. at Birkbeck, University of London in 2004. During this time he also worked as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He moved to the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany, in 2005 as a Research Scientist in a research group funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2006 he became a Lecturer in Psychology at Durham University.

In 2012, Vincent moved to Lancaster University as a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience, where he became a Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in 2013. He became Professor of Psychology in 2016. During his time at Lancaster, Vincent has been on the management board of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme in Interdisciplinary Research on Infant Development in addition to coordinating an FP7 EU ITN on infancy and neuroscience and conducting research funded by the ESRC on elements of social development in infancy and on methods related to fetal development. In 2017 he became Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

In 2019, Vincent was appointed to the role of Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in addition to his appointment as a Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychology.

Vincent's research interests cover a range of multi-disciplinary interactions, especially with biology, medical imaging, obstetrics, pediatrics and physics. His research has included tackling problems in measuring the developing functional brain, understanding fetal behaviour, exploring perceptual and social development, and relations between motor-social-perceptual systems during development. Vincent explores these issues using a mix of brain and behaviour based experimental approaches.