Gavin Reid

Dr Gavin Reid

Dr. Gavin Reid has been involved in the area of Dyslexia for over 35 years. He started his career in education as a secondary school teacher (10 Years) and then retrained as an Educational Psychologist gaining a M.App.Sci in Educational Psychology from the University of Glasgow and later a PhD also from University of Glasgow.

He was a senior lecturer at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007 where he wrote the first Masters course in Dyslexia in the UK in 1993.

He has written 40 books in the field of dyslexia, learning skills and motivation.  His books have been translated into seven languages and some are in third, fourth and fifth editions. He lectures worldwide and has regular international consultancies.

Dr. Reid is delighted to be a Trustee of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity and has also been Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board since 2014.  In addition to international consultancies he has been involved in research programmes focussing on dyslexia, learning skills, school evaluations, teacher education and assessment.

He has sat on government panels on assessment and dyslexia and has been engaged in United Nations projects as a learning differences expert and has appeared on a number of radio and television programmes on dyslexia worldwide including Dubai, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, New Zealand and Singapore.

Dr. Reid has lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in over 70 countries.  He is passionate about helping to achieve equal opportunities for those with dyslexia and other learning differences and is a strong advocate of the strengths and positive aspects of dyslexia and learning differences. He currently resides and works in Vancouver, but has strong family and professional ties with the UK. His website is