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Dr Benet Reid

Dr Benet Reid

Research Fellow

Benet is a qualitative social researcher with interests in health practices and discourse, health knowledge production, health politics and social theory. He has trained in the study of Natural Sciences, Physiotherapy and Sociology. He is currently working on a review of literature around knowledge co-production, exploring concepts to create a typology of approaches in this area, as part of the EMBEDDED project.

Teaching is a central part of Benet's academic work. He has taught extensively on social theory, health sociology and sustainable development and most recently, he supervised geography students at St Andrews, in all cases earning praise from students and colleagues. He was student-nominated for a TEA award in his first year as a lecturer.

Benet has also been a stand-up comedian, and alongside his academic practice, works as an artist.

Selected publications


The Tayside AHSP: A qualitative evaluation and report
Reid, B. & Gordon, L. J., 30 May 2019, University of St Andrews.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report



International Voluntary Health Networks (IVHNs): a social-geographical framework
Reid, B., Laurie, N. & Baillie Smith, M., Mar 2018, In : Health & Place. 50, p. 73-80
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Avoiding philosophy as a trump-card in sociological writing. A study from the discourse of evidence-based healthcare
Reid, B., Nov 2017, In : Social Theory and Health. 15, 4, p. 369-387 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Literary ethnography of evidence-based healthcare: accessing the emotions of rational-technical discourse
Reid, B., 30 Nov 2016, In : Sociological Research Online. 21, 4, 16.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle