Alex Reid provides input into AARNet?s eResearch program as Advisor, eResearch and Middleware, which he undertakes on a part-time basis. He has had over 50 years? experience in the IT industry, 45 in Higher Education, where most recently he was IT Director, at the University of WA and previously at Oxford University, UK.
Whilst in the UK during the 1990s, Alex was an Advisor to Janet, the UK?s equivalent to AARNet. He was for a time in the 2000?s the Chair of the AARNet Advisory Committee and a member of AARNet?sBoard. His main activities now centre around IT/network policy and strategy and federated access management issues, and he maintains active liaison with colleagues in UK and Europe, where he spends part of each year. He is one of two Australian representatives on the European Committee for Academic Middleware.
He remains an Honorary Professorial Fellow at UWA, where he still undertakes some teaching in the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering. Alex holds BSc, Dip Comp, MA and MBA (Technology Management) degrees. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a member of the US Association for Computing Machinery; he is a former Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Australian Institute of Management and Wolfson College, Oxford.