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Janice Reid has published widely and served on the editorial boards of several international journals. In 2012 she presented the Sir Robert Menzies Oration on Higher Education at the University of Melbourne on the historical and political context of university funding, public policy and social justice. She has been a visiting fellow at Tufts University in her role as a founding member and Deputy Chair of the international Talloires Network of over 300 universities committed in their teaching, research and public outreach to civic engagement and social responsibility  ('Universities Without Walls: Engaging Our World', Higher Education Review, 46(1), 2014, p.31and has contributed on higher education to the Harvard Asia Centre’s project on values and morals in business and the professions.


 Her doctoral studies were in anthropology and public health.  Her research was primarily in Aboriginal and refugee communities focusing on health care and mental health, occupational health (the repetitive strain injury (RSI) 'epidemic') and on maternal and child health clinics in Papua New Guinea.  Her authored publications and edited or co-edited volumes include:


  • Body, Land and Spirit: Health and Healing in Aboriginal Society, University of Queensland, St Lucia 1982

  • Sorcerers and Healing Spirits:  Continuity and Change in an Aboriginal Medical System, Pergamon and Australia National University Press 1983

  • Anthropology and Primary Health Care in Developing Countries, Special Issue of Social Science and Medicine, (with A. Bloom) 1984

  • The Health of Immigrant Australia, (with P. Trompf) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sydney 1990

  • The Health of Aboriginal Australia, (with P. Trompf) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sydney 1991




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