With over 25 years in leadership and executive roles, Janice Reid has worked with colleges and universities and with national research and education agencies.
She has served, among other roles, on the Federal Higher Education Council, the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (now Universities Australia), the Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), of which she is an elected Fellow (FASSA), the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Federal Council for Australia-Latin America Relations (COALAR) and the 2002 Federal Higher Education Review Reference Group. She has been a member of the Committee to review the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (NH&MRC jointly with Universities Australia and the Australian Research Council) and in 2017 was appointed to the joint Australian Research Integrity Committee.
Professor Reid was Australia's representative on the Council of the 12 nation University of the South Pacific from 2013 to 2017. From 2011-2014 she was Vice-Chair of the international Talloires Network of engaged universities, and in 2014 joined an International Association of Universities (IAU) team advising the Malaysian Government on its higher education strategy and plan. In 2017 she and Ms Rhonda Hawkins undertook the review of the governance arrangements of Macquarie University.
In her previous position as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Academic at the Queensland University of Technology (1991-1997) she had responsibiilty for academic and administrative performance and quality reviews, chaired the Academic Board, and led insitutional teaching and learning strategy, equity and Indigenous programs. In this role she founded the national committee of Pro- and Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic). In 1995 she was a member of the international panel of review of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University, and in 1996 a member of the Australian Research Council social sciences steering committee for its research strategy review.
From 2005-2008 she was the Australian representative and Vice-Chair of the governing board of the OECD’s program on institutional management in higher education (IMHE) and in 2012 Chair of the NSW Vice-Chancellor’s Committee.
She previously served on the boards of the Blue Mountains Grammar School (New South Wales) and Anglican Church Grammar School (Queensland).