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Chris R. Reid

ARC Future Fellow, Macquarie University

My current ARC Future Fellowship at Macquarie Uni follows my previously held postdoctoral positions at Macquarie Uni, New Jersey Institute of Technology and University of Sydney. I have secured over $AU3.1M in research grant funding, and published over 20 scientific papers (see up to date info on my Google Scholar page; I have written several articles for The Conversation on collective behaviour in ant colonies and slime moulds, and my work has previously been featured in National Geographic, Catalyst, BBC News, ABCNews 24 and COSMOS magazine.


  • 2023–present
    ARC Future Fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2019–2022
    ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2017–2019
    Macquarie University Research Fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2016–2017
    Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Sydney
  • 2013–2015
    Postdoctoral research associate, New Jersey Institute of Technology


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD/Animal Behaviour