Richard Reed commenced as Head of the Department of General Practice in October, 2005. A native of New York State in the USA, he graduated with the BA degree (Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology) from Williams College in Massachusetts. He received his graduate entry medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester New York. While in medical school he did an additional year as a student research fellow in General Practice at the University of Manchester in the UK. After completing medical school he completed post-graduate medical training in General Practice, Gerontology and Geriatrics and Public Health at the University of Washington and currently holds US fellowship status in these disciplines. In addition to the Medical Doctor degree he also holds a Master of Public Health degree.
Professor Reed was most recently Professor and Chairman of the Department of General Practice (Family Medicine) at the United Arab Emirates University, a position he occupied since 1998.
Professor Reed's research interests centre on chronic care and ageing with a special interest in diabetes mellitus.