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Professor Reema Harrison (BSc hons Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; PhD in Psychology of Patient Safety) is a mixed-methods researcher with a strong track record of translational health systems and services research. Professor Harrison leads a program of research investigating how increasing stakeholder engagement can contribute to improved healthcare quality, experiences and outcomes. Her work has sought to generate, investigate and evaluate models of care through a lens of diversity, specifically in relation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with intellectual disabilities. With a background in Psychology, Professor Harrison has devised and validated tools to evaluate patient and clinician experiences of care in a range of contexts. She has also published on the use and quality of peer support, mentorship and co-design approaches for creating change to enhance healthcare experiences and outcomes. 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Coping with Medical Error: The Case of the Health Professional, University of Leeds

Award Date: 12 Jan 2012

Health Psychology, MSc, Psychological Approaches to Health, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

Psychology, BSc (hons), Psychology, University of Leeds

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

External positions

Adjunct Professor, UNSW

1 Jan 2023 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney


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