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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.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, UNSW Sydney
  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, Macquarie University
  • 2020–2021
    Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2012–2013
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2011–2012
    Research Fellow, University of York


  • 2012 
    University of Leeds, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Leeds, MSc
  • 2005 
    University of Leeds, BSc Psychology