Madison Reid is a multi-disciplinary professional with numerous years’ experience researching, project planning, and in strategic policy initiatives. Madison’s academic and professional interests include radicalization and CRV, sexualized and gender-based violence in Ethno-Nationalist conflict, and the Sociology of Propaganda. She holds a M.Sc. Degree in Nationalism Studies (Sociology) from the University of Edinburgh where her research focused on incidence of sexualized violence being used as a weapon in global Ethno-Nationalist conflict. Similarly, her B.A. (Hons) was in Research Psychology specializing in the psychology of social conformity and propaganda, with minors in Gender Studies and History.
Currently, Madison Reid is the Program Manager for Shift, The Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s CRV pilot initiative which was funded through Public Safety Canada’s Community Resilience Fund. At its core, Shift is a violence prevention and resiliency-building pilot program specifically focused on providing support to individuals that are vulnerable to the process of radicalization-to-violence. Shift aims to accomplish this mandate through the adoption of a modified version of the Hub Model, an evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to collaborative problem solving. Participants are invited to engage with Shift on a voluntary, consenting basis.
Shift is committed to evidence-based operations conducted in a sensitive, confidential, and yet transparent manner to protect the interests of participants while being accountable to the public and community stakeholders.