Professor Marie Reid

BA, MEd, PhD

  • Specialities Clinical Psychology
  • Telephone 07789 015 021
  • Year of first qualification 1994
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Italian

  • Fax 01904 715 288


Marie is a consultant clinical psychologist and a health psychologist, and also a Professor of Psychology at the University of Hull.

She is highly specialised in human eating behaviour. She trained in the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital and has also practiced in Glasgow, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. She is currently Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a specialist service in Hull for people who are seriously obese and considering bariatric surgery. She has an international reputation for her research on human eating.

As well as treating people with eating disorders and obesity, she is also experienced at treating depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, recovering from traumatic events such as accidents and bereavements, coping effectively with serious physical health problems, psychological management of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other endocrinological disorders, coping effectively with the psychological effects of other long term health conditions including cardiovascular problems, cancers and physical disabilities, interpersonal problems at work, relationship problems in private life, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

HCPC (Health care professions council):  PYL20319


  • Every Monday or Friday afternoon



Personal interests

Marie enjoys spending time with her young family, walking the dog, interior decorating, gardening and running the local book club.

Member of

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Nutrition Society
  • Psychologist Practitioner Health and Care Professions Council


Human eating behaviour is her major specialism in both research and clinical practice and she has published over 50 papers in this field. Research topics include effects of carbohydrates on body mass and behaviour, effects of eating on mood and mood management, food outcome expectancies, service users perspectives on their conditions and their treatment, making lifestyle improvements with people with intellectual disabilities, the life stories of people with physical or mental health problems.


Professor Marie Reid works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP International
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Professor Marie Reid does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Marie Reid does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Marie Reid does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.