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Vybarr Cregan-Reid is Reader in English & Environmental Humanities. His most recent book is Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us about how the way we live now is changing our bodies. He is currently making a series for the BBC World Service in Singapore, Boston and Nairobi called Changing World, Changing Bodies (based on the book). His previous book, Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human (Ebury 2016) reviewers called ‘impassioned and energetic’, and ‘a blazing achievement’ – both are available as audiobooks. He has written widely on the subjects of literature, health, nature and the environment for the BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Countryfile, The Mail, The Washington Post and numerous others. He has appeared on BBC Radios 3 and 4 a number of times, as well as on Sky News.

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Publications

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Book
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Primate Change: How the World We Made Is Remaking Us. [Online]. London, New York: Cassell, Hachette. Available at: https://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781788401081.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human. [Online]. London: Ebury, Penguin Random House. Available at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1108162/footnotes/.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2013). Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, Narrative and the Historical Sublime in Victorian Culture. [Online]. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Available at: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719090516.
Edited book
Cregan-Reid, V. ed. (2010). New Woman Fiction 188-1899 (pt. 2). Vol. 2. London: Pickering & Chatto.
Audio
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us. [audiobook]. Available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Primate-Change-Audiobook/B07DY9LDH8?qid=1545238583&sr=sr_1_1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=2CMEVFESHQR92BEWYX76&.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Footnotes: how running makes us human. [audiobook]. Available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Footnotes-Audiobook/B07H7P45M2?qid=1545238583&sr=sr_1_3&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_3&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=2CMEVFESHQR92BEWYX76&.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). 5Live - 'Afternoon Edition' with Guest Editor Vybarr Cregan-Reid. [radio]. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06q6h8z?fbclid=IwAR0Pn4EDvxZo-yJig1Y1lknTspI26BiIMcAvGEanFA9feHbhBP2bEVKCDto.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). 'Talking Books' Profile on Newstalk radio. [radio]. Available at: https://www.newstalk.com/Footnotes:-How-Running-Makes-Us-Human.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Vybarr Cregan-Reid - Audible Sessions. [audiobook]. Available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Vybarr-Cregan-Reid-Audiobook/B07H3D7SPG?qid=1545238583&sr=sr_1_2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=2CMEVFESHQR92BEWYX76&.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). The Disruptors - Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture. [Radio]. Available at: http://bit.ly/2lQocrn.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking - Running. [Live radio discussion programme]. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087yrll?ns_mchannel=social&.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Interview on BBC Radio Scotland's Out for the Weekend. [Radio]. Available at: http://bbc.in/2Aw8xG3.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Interview on RunRun Live Podcast - iTunes. [iTunes podcast]. Available at: http://apple.co/2AxnmYO.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). How Running Makes Us Human by Trevor Spencer on September 2, 2017 in Interview, Podcasts, Running Physiology. [podcast, video interview]. Available at: http://bit.ly/2z3dCTW.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Interview Leonard Lopate Show WNYC NPR radio in New York. [Radio]. Available at: http://bit.ly/2B9BJBP.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Does Running Make you More Intelligent?. [Radio / internet]. Available at: http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Moncrieff/Highlights_from_Moncrieff/148432/Does_running_make_you_more_intelligent.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). How to get into running. [Radio / internet / BBC iplayer]. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rw51l.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2015). 'Where is the literature of running?'. [Radio / internet / BBC iplayer]. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gtn4x.
Article
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Ecologies of Labour: the Anthropocene body as a body of work. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century [Online] 26. Available at: http://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.815.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Taking up Running? Here's what you need to know to make it to February. The Conversation [Online]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/taking-up-running-heres-what-you-need-to-know-to-make-it-to-february-70497.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). A Healing Walk in the Woods. Sunday Telegraph.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). The Treadmill is 200 this year - high time it got a makeover. The Guardian [Online]. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2017/jan/10/the-treadmill-is-200-this-year-high-time-it-got-a-makeover.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). We Evolved to Run—But We're Doing It All Wrong. National Geographic [Online]. Available at: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/running-books-jogging-health-science/.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Five Ways to Reboot Your Brain this summer. The Conversation [Online]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/five-ways-to-reboot-your-brain-this-summer-62989.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Our success as a species is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration. The Conversation [Online]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/from-perspiration-to-world-domination-the-extraordinary-science-of-sweat-62753.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Pages for the Ages. The Literary Review [Online] 2016:1-1. Available at: https://literaryreview.co.uk/pages-for-the-ages.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Why treadmills are torture (and how they were used as a Victorian punishment). The Independent [Online]:30-31. Available at: https://inews.co.uk/explainers/iq/treadmill-gym-history-prisoners/.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Pause Column. 'How to Reap the Rewards of Running in Nature'. The Big Issue.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). How Running Went from Victorian Pastime to the most Popular Activity on Earth. Washington Post [Online]:0-1. Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Running Numbers Continue to Rise, Here's Why. The Conversation, The Independent, The New Zealand Herald, The Open University, Newsflash Nigeria, [Online]. Available at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/why-running-is-fast-becoming-the-most-popular-way-to-exercise-a7056481.html.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Run, Writer, Run. Literary Review [Newspaper / Internet]:2-2. Available at: https://literaryreview.co.uk/run-writer-run.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2015). What can the world's most advanced running lab teach us about movement. The Telegraph [Newspaper / Internet]. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/fitness/11589612/How-to-become-a-happy-runner.html.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2015). How to become a happy runner. The Telegraph [Newspaper / Internet]. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/fitness/11589612/How-to-become-a-happy-runner.html.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2014). Running: the Top Five Reasons to Keep Going. The Guardian [Online]. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/jan/16/running-top-five-reasons-keep-going.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2013). Modes of Silence in E. M. Forster's "Inferior" Fiction. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 56:445-461.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2013). The Tractor and the Caterpillar - The Dymock Poets and the Cotswolds. Psychojography [Academic Blog]. Available at: http://www.psychojography.com/2013/09/the-tractor-and-caterpillar-dymock.html.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2013). 'The Horizons of History Retreated' - The tragic tale of George Smith and Gilgamesh. The Telegraph [Online]:19-19. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10321147/The-tragic-tale-of-George-Smith-and-Gilgamesh.html.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2012). Running Wilde: Landscape, the Body, and the History of the Treadmill. Critical Survey [Online] 24:73-91. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/cs.2012.240304.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2009). The Gilgamesh Controversy: The Ancient Epic and Late-Victorian Geology. Journal of Victorian Culture [Online] 14:224-237. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E1355550209000800.
Book section
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Essay on perspiration. In: Running: Cheaper Than Therapy. UK: Bloomsbury, pp. 33-35.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2011). Paradigms of Remembrance from Scrooge to Isabel. In: Çak?rB. ed. Facing the Past, Facing the Future. Istanbul: Bachesehir University Press, pp. 68-91.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2007). Morpho-Eugenia. In: Maunder, A. ed. The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story. New York: Facts on File.
Internet publication
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Modern Life Gives Children Nearly Everything They Need, Except Daylight [online publication]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/modern-life-offers-children-almost-everything-they-need-except-daylight-106374.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Why Do Hunter-Gatherers Live Nearly As Long As We Do But With Only Limited Access to Healthcare? [Online]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/hunter-gatherers-live-nearly-as-long-as-we-do-but-with-limited-access-to-healthcare-104157.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Anthropocene: Why the Chair Should Be the Symbol for Our Sedentary Age [Internet Article]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/anthropocene-why-the-chair-should-be-the-symbol-for-our-sedentary-age-105319.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Allergies: The Scourge of Modern Life? (Weekend) [Internet Article]. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/20/allergies-the-scourge-of-modern-living-hay-fever-ashtma-eczema-food-peanuts-dairy-eggs-penicillin.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). The Anthropocene Era Is Killing Us [internet magazine]. Available at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-anthropocene-era-is-killing-us.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Power Plants [online publication]. Available at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fresh-air-farming-how-one-man-halved-his-asthma-medication-wlb8snbl3.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). From Perspiration to World Domination – the Extraordinary Science of Sweat [Website]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/from-perspiration-to-world-domination-the-extraordinary-science-of-sweat-62753.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). The Top Five Spring Runs from the Author of Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human [Online]. Available at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/on-writing/on-writing/2016/may/the-top-five-spring-runs-from-the-author-of-footnotes/.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). 'Running Makes You Smarter - Here's How' [Online]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/running-makes-you-smarter-heres-how-61454.
Other
Cregan-Reid, V. (2017). Interview in Psychology Today. [Online]. Available at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201707/the-run.
Review
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). The Octopus and the Windmill. Literary Review [Online]:34-35. Available at: https://literaryreview.co.uk/the-octopus-the-windmill.
Thesis
Franchi, B. (2017). Ideas That Matter: Strategies of Intertextuality in A. S. Byatt's Fiction.
Salvey, C. (2014). Mechanism and Meaning: British Natural Theology and the Literature of Technology, 1820-1840.
Visual media
Cregan-Reid, V. (2016). Sky News - Morning Stories - Run for Your Health. [TV]. Sky News.
Forthcoming
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Changing World; Changing Bodies. [Radio].
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Sedentariness in Fiction. [radio essay].
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Human v4.0.
Cregan-Reid, V. (2018). Is Exercise Fit for Purpose? [Internet Article]. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read.
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