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Associate professor, UNSW

Associate Professor Reema Harrison (BSc (hons) Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; PhD in Patient Safety) is a mixed methods health systems and safety researcher at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. A/Professor Harrison is a leading voice in patient safety identified as one of the top five patient safety experts in Australia ( She has led national complex multi-site research to promote consumer and clinician engagement in healthcare improvement to address issues of healthcare safety and quality. She has expertise in utilising co-design and other participatory approaches to engage diverse populations in research and towards enhanced healthcare safety and quality. A/Professor Harrison has published >85 peer-reviewed research articles and given >70 presentations to clinical, scientific and community audiences. Her works have been highly influential, being cited >3000 times.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, 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