Alan Reid

Assoc Professor

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Alan Reid is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

He edits Environmental Education Research, and leads the Education, Environment and Sustainability  Research Group.

Until 2012, he worked at the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath.

He is active in a range of environmental education research activities and networks, primarily in Europe, North America and Australasia. These include the Global Environmental Education Partnership and a wide range of special interest groups, networks and events in the field, e.g. the World Environmental Education Congress.

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. 

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.

Awards include:

Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award Academic Prize, University of Bath (2002)

Knowledge Transfer Champion, University of Bath (2010)

Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award, North American Association for Environmental Education (2015)

Research interests

  • the philosophy, practice and development of environmental and sustainability education
  • principles, programmes and cultures of educational research
  • teachers' thinking and beliefs and their relation to curriculum design and knowledge


  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • The Environment
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Environmental Education
  • Research Methodology
  • Research methods
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Education Policy
  • Education Philosophy
  • Educational Theory and Policy (Especially In Relation To Schools)
  • Research Development

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Projects 2014 2019

ResourceSmart Schools Review

Rickinson, M., Boulet, M. & Reid, A.


Project: Research

Resource Smart AuSSI Vic Research Project

Rickinson, M., Goold, L., Hall, M., Payne, P. & Reid, A.


Project: Research

Research Output 1996 2019

Environmental education research - milestones and celebrations

Reid, A., 2 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Education Research. 25, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Going with/against the flow: the challenges of an authentic marine science education

Reid, A. & Breidahl, H., 2019, Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education: A Resource for Practitioners and Researchers. Fauville, G., Payne, D. L., Marrero, M. E., Lantz-Andersson, A. & Crouch, F. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 341-361 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Open Access

Shades of criticality in health and wellbeing education

Langer Primdahl, N., Reid, A. & Simovska, V., 2 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Curriculum Studies. 50, 6, p. 733-753 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aesthetic experiences in the Cerrado (Brazilian savanna): contributions to environmental education practice and research

Iared, V. G., Oliveira, H. T. D. & Reid, A., 2017, In : Environmental Education Research. 23, 9, p. 1273-1290 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2006 2017

  • 4 Editorial responsibility

International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (Journal)

Alan Reid (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Alan Reid (Editor in chief)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Curriculum Studies (Journal)

Alan Reid (Associate editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Environmental Education Research (Journal)

Alan Reid (Editor in chief)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility