Alan Reid is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. He edits Environmental Education Research, and is a member of the Education, Environment and Sustainability Faculty Research Group. Until 2012, he worked at the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath, and is active in a range of environmental education research activities and networks, primarily in Europe, North America and Australasia.
Alan’s research interests focus on teachers’ thinking and practice in environmental education, and traditions, capacities and issues in environmental education theory, research and practice. His research students are strongly encouraged to consider what is necessary and sufficient as environmental education research, including who claims the power to construct and fix a debate about environmental education within particular boundaries of discussion or inquiry.
Alan is also the Associate Dean (Education) for the Faculty, the portfolio for which addresses course governance, leadership, development and evaluation, teaching and learning quality and innovation, and resources, opportunities and support for high quality education.
Alan’s teaching commitments and interests principally focus on environmental and sustainability education, and research approaches and professional inquiry in education. He is also an associate editor of Journal of Curriculum Studies.