A/Prof Reema Harrison Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, New South Wales Australia
Associate Professor Reema Harrison (BSc (hons) Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; PhD in Patient Safety; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) leads the Healthcare Engagement and Workplace Behaviour research stream, which is a team of health services researchers, at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation in Macquarie University. A/Professor Harrison also holds Adjunct appointments with UNSW School of Population Health and the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds (UK). A/Professor Harrison is a mixed-methods researcher with expertise in using co-design and participatory approaches with diverse populations. She has a strong track record of translational health systems and services research, with demonstrated policy and practice impacts. As a result, Reema is identified in the top 10% of patient safety experts internationally, being one of the top five in Australia (expertscape). Reema has led (n=30) or been an investigator (n=18) on >40 collaborative research projects with services and policy agencies to improve healthcare safety, quality, and equity, funded by grants totaling >$9M from sources including NHMRC, ARC, MRFF, Cancer Australia, federal and state-wide health agencies. With a background in psychology and healthcare improvement, Reema also has expertise in promoting the adoption of health services change for improvement through a range of funded commissioned works. A/Professor Harrison has published >100 peer-reviewed research articles, given >80 research presentations (including >30 keynote and invited), designed and delivered >10 undergraduate, postgraduate or professional development courses, and supervised >30 higher degree research student projects. Her research has been highly influential, being cited >4000 times. A/Professor Harrison is Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and the Journal of Interprofessional Care.