Professor Vincent Reid

Head of School of Psychology

Qualifications: B.A. (Auckland), M.A. hons (Auckland), Ph.D. (Birkbeck, London)


About Vincent

Vincent is primarily a developmental psychologist.  His research interests are firmly rooted in psychology but cover a range of multi-disciplinary interactions, especially with biology, medical imaging, obstetrics, pediatrics and physics. His research has included tackling problems in measuring the developing functional brain, understanding fetal behaviour, exploring perceptual and social development, and relations between motor-social-perceptual systems during development. Vincent explores these issues using a mix of brain and behaviour based experimental approaches.


Biology; Child Behaviour; Children; Data; Human Behaviour; Human Development; Imaging; Medical Physics; Psychology; Science

Social cognition
Perception (visual, auditory)
Brain imaging (EEG. ERP, oscillation analysis)
Fetal development

Recent Publications

  • Smith, E. S., Crawford, T. J., Thomas, M., & Reid, V. M. (2020). The Influence of Maternal Schizotypy on the perception of Facial Emotional Expressions during Infancy: an Event-Related Potential Study. Infant Behavior and Development, 58. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101390

  • Smith, E. S., Crawford, T. J., Thomas, M., & Reid, V. M. (2019). Is schizotypic maternal personality linked to sensory gating abilities during infancy?. Experimental Brain Research, 237(7), 1869-1879. doi:10.1007/s00221-019-05554-7

  • Hoehl, S., Reid, V. M., & Parise, E. (2019). The Biological Basis of Social Cognition During Development. Neuropsychologia, 126, 1-2. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.02.020

  • Reid, V. M., Kaduk, K., & Lunn, J. (2019). Links between action perception and action production in 10-week-old infants. Neuropsychologia, 126, 69-74. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.11.005

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Papers Taught


I am happy to supervise Ph.D. students on developmental aspects of social cognition, perception and cognition up to and including the preschool years. I have a strong interest in perception in the fetus. I would also welcome discussions on research methodologies and developing populations.  Novel settings and applications of EEG/ERP such as paediatric epilepsy, and data from the field are also of interest.

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Reid, Prof Vincent 9593 vreid K.1.13 School of Psychology
Reid, Prof Vincent 9593 vreid K.1.13 School of Psychology