John Reid has over 25 years experience of working in various aspects of public health.
Since retirement from full-time work in health protection John has continued his academic public health interests alongside part-time consultant in public health locum or project roles. In the last 12 months he has completed projects supporting public health services on public health emergency response systems; immunisation programmes; and Hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses. In addition to this John also offers regular coaching and CPD facilitation roles and is undertaking research into public health CPD activities.
John currently delivers teaching sessions at Liverpool John Moores University on the MSc Public Health and BSc (hons) Environmental Health courses. He also takes part in advising researchers and participates in research events.
- MB, BCh, BAO. National University of Ireland 1979
- MSc. (Community Medicine) University of Manchester 1986
- MFPH by examination, 1986
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics, University of Aberdeen 1986
- FFPHM awarded 1996
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Lancaster (via Edge Hill College) 2007
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded 2007
In addition to the journal publications in the papers section below John has also contributed to the following publications:
Public Health and Epidemiology reports on Local Populations
- Halton Health Annual Reports, 1988, 1990, 1991
- Sefton Public Health Annual Reports; 1993, 1994-95, 1996, 1997; (and as collaborative reports with other Merseyside DsPH in years 1999, 2000 and 2001)
- Cheshire & Merseyside Health Protection Unit Epidemiology Reports 2002-2003, 2004-2005 and 2006-07
- Reid JA, Hunt EJ - Medical Housing lines (letter) - BMJ 1986;293:628
- Reid JA - Water safety (letter) - Community Medicine 1986;8:254-5
- Reid JA - Uptake of Immunisation (letter) - BMJ 1988;297:484-5
- Reid JA - Vaccination Viewpoints - Health Visitor 1989;62:121-3
Chemical Hazards and Poisons Reports
Whiteside C, Stewart A.G, McDonald P, Reid J. - Phosphine Poisoning Closes A/E. - Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report; January 2003.
Helen Casstles, John Reid: Education & Training- North-West Public Health Voluntary Register Support Programme: Environmental Public Health and Emergency Planning Module. - Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report; December 2004.
Reid J, Jarvis R, Richardson J, Stewart AG. - Responding to chronic environmental problems in Cheshire & Merseyside- Systems and Procedures. - Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report; May 2005.
PHLS Communicable Disease reports (CDR Series)
- Reid JA, Carter JM – Hepatitis ‘A ‘in an inner city primary school - PHLS CDR 84/24
- Williams ALJ, Reid JA – Glaziers- Suspected Transmission of Hepatitis B - PHLS CDR 86/02.
- Reid JA, Hunt EJ, Potts H, Williams S – Shigella Sonnei Outbreak in a playgroup -PHLS CDR 86/49
- Reid JA, Chambers G – Shigella Sonnei Outbreak in a primary school -PHLS CDR 86/53
- Reid JA – Unusual Site for Heaf test - PHLS CDR 88/13.
- Reid JA, Rothburn M, Hunter P – Consumption of raw eggs and salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 infection in body-builders - PHLS CDR 90/47.
- Reid JA, Quigley C – CCDC Peer review audit toolkit - In PHMEG Audit Briefcase 1991 and in the Nuffield Institute Audit Guidelines in Public Health Medicine 1992.
Professor John Reid's Papers
Black box towards glass box: ‘Mapaloguing’ a typology of public health CPD activities in UK in 2011/12
Journal of Public Health, pp. 1–10, 2016.
Abstract: Background: The 1996 Faculty of Public Health study of specialists continuing professional development (CPD) diaries indicated forward-looking approaches. There has been little substantive research on public health CPD records since. Methods: Mixed methods research assessed 795 CPD records/reflective notes from 2011/12. The quantitative methods aimed to analyse types of new learning; a qualitative sub-sample analysis of reflective standards will be reported elsewhere. Many current CPD categories were non-specific and situational, including conferences/workshops and learning as part of the job. These were later classified to a new CPD typology of 13 learning-orientated categories with sub-types. Results: Most (572 = 71.9%) activities fell into current FPH CPD categories that did not identify the learning topic. The new categorization identified four most common CPD learning types: about health protection topics, key specialist knowledge/skills, experiences handling new public health systems and educator/trainer requirements. Conclusions: This new typology illustrates wide-ranging CPD activities, including work-based opportunities from shifts in organizations and policies. A CPD ‘Mapalogue’ is proposed, with ‘Mapaloguing’ as an analytical research process, combining mapping of influences and direction of CPD alongside cataloguing actual CPD undertaken. This could inform individual professionals' choice menu for CPD and personal development and increase the profession's transparency and understanding of long-term trends.
The effect of air pollution on symptoms and peak expiratory flow measurements in subjects with obstructive airways disease
Bernard Higgins, Helen Francis, C. Jeana Yates, Christopher Warburton, Angela Fletcher, Professor John Reid, Anthony Pickering, Ashley Woodcock
Thorax, 50, pp 149-155, 1995.
Abstract: Background: Evidence from laboratory studies suggests that air pollution can produce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms in selected subjects, but the relevance of these findings to exposure to natural pollution is unclear. This study was performed to determine whether air pollution at typical levels found in the UK has demonstrable effects on respiratory function and symptoms in subjects with airways disease. Methods: Seventy five adult patients with diagnoses of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were studied for a period of four weeks during which they kept records of their peak expiratory flow (PEF) rates, symptoms (wheeze, dyspnoea, cough, throat and eye irritation), and bronchodilator use. Thirty six patients in whom the provocative dose of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1 was below 12-25 tmol were classified as reactors. Ambient air pollution was measured with absorption spectroscopy. Results: There were modest but significant increases in PEF variability, bronchodilator use, and wheeze with increasing sulphur dioxide levels; bronchodilator use, dyspnoea, eye irritation, and minimum PEF readings were related to ozone levels. In the subgroup of reactors falls in mean and minimum peak flow and increases in wheeze, dyspnoea, and bronchodilator use were associated with increases in levels of both sulphur dioxide and ozone. Some associations were seen with pollution levels on the same day, but for others the pollution effects appeared to be delayed by 24 or 48 hours. Pollution levels did not breach the WHO guide levels during the course of the study. Conclusions: Increases in environmental levels of ozone and sulphur dioxide are associated with adverse changes in peak flow measurements and both ocular and respiratory symptoms in subjects with obstructive airways disease. Although the peak flow and symptom changes were modest, they occurred at pollution levels below current WHO guide levels.
Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice; 1st Edition, by J Swanwick (Book review)
Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 141-142, 2011.