Dr Patrick Harris is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney.
Dr Harris is a public health social scientist who for the past decade has been making important national and international contributions to investigating and influencing public health collaboration in public policy, specifically the inclusion of health issues in urban planning policy systems and impact assessments of major infrastructure projects. His specific methodological interests are combining institutional policy analysis with realist research and evaluation. He was awarded his NHMRC funded PhD in June 2013 and has a Master of Public Health and a Ba (Hons) in Social Psychology. Since 2013 he has been CIA on $440,000 competitive grants, and CI on competitive research grants worth $3.25 million, principally from the NHMRC and ARC. Since 2010 he has successfully led and project managed over $1 million from Federal, State and Local Government, and NGO organisations nationally and internationally including four consultancies for the World Health Organisation. He has worked in each Australian jurisdiction and internationally in Vanuatu, Thailand, Korea, Mexico, Ghana, and Mongolia. He has won awards for his work building the capacity of the health system to undertake health impact assessments by the International Association for Impact Assessment (2010). He has over 80 publications (42 as CIA), including 37 peer-reviewed articles (one awarded best publication in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia in 2010), 5 book chapters, and 37 editorials, reports, guides, and policy documents, and 6 media articles. He has guest edited two journal special editions.
He regularly reviews for international journals in public health and other disciplines including JECH and Social Science and Medicine. He is a reviewer board member for ‘Qualitative Health Review’, was associate editor at BMC Public Health from 2013 to 2016. He is an external assessor for the ARC (discovery, linkage, fellowships - since 2009).