Researcher

Dr Patrick John Harris

My Expertise

Public health and public policy / healthy public policy 

Urban issues

Land use

Environment 

Impact Assessment

Infrastructure 

Biography

Patrick Harris is a senior research fellow and acting deputy director at CHETRE. His research interests include health and health equity as cross cutting public policy issues, specifically within urban and regional planning and infrastructure policy and planning, and the use of impact assessment to improve public health. He has received research funding of Aus$6 million including fellowships and grants from the ARC and NHMRC. He is an applied...view more

Patrick Harris is a senior research fellow and acting deputy director at CHETRE. His research interests include health and health equity as cross cutting public policy issues, specifically within urban and regional planning and infrastructure policy and planning, and the use of impact assessment to improve public health. He has received research funding of Aus$6 million including fellowships and grants from the ARC and NHMRC. He is an applied public health social scientists who is interested in complex real world policy issues. He is president of the NSW Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia. 


My Grants

  • Nykiforuk, C., De Leeuw, E., Harris, P., Hyshka, E., Montesanti, S., Pabayo, M., Springett, J. Social and Public Health Response to COVID-19: Intervening to address Financial Strain and Mental Health Consequences of the Pandemic. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), 2020, $449,223 CAN
  • Buckle, C., Gurran, N., Phibbs, P., Harris, P., Lea, T. Informal, marginal, and short-term accommodation under Covid-19: housing system risks and opportunities. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2020, $47,514
  • Jan, S., Shanthosh, J., Harris, P. Haigh, F. et al. Institutionalising a whole-of-government approach to chronic disease prevention. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2019-2020 - $200,000.
  • Baum, F, McDougal, C., Harris P., Marinova, D., McDermott, D., Fisher, M. et al. Australian Research Council (ARC). Policy orientation of non-health sectors to social determinants of health, 2016-2019 - $699,000.
  • Harris, P. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship: Collaborating to Create Healthy Built Environments: Including Health in a Land Use Planning System, 2015-2019 – $309,000
  • Baum, F. Friel, S., Kay, A., McDermott, D, Labonte, R., Zeirsch, A., Strazdins, L., Harris, P. Mackean, T., Newman, L. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity: Policy research on the social determinants of health equity, 2015-2020 $2,400,000
  • Harris, E., Baum, F., Wise, M., Furler, J., Lawless, A., Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Dennis, S., Kemp, L. The impact of an Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Canberra, 2012-2013 – $149,000
  • Harris, P. NHMRC People Support PHD Scholarship to investigate how health impact assessment can influence public policy development, 2010-2013$77,000

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Public policy, urban issues, environment, equity, social determinants

Qualitative methods, policy analysis, realist research


Currently supervising

Brendan Clifford (Housing and Homelesseness and Health) - University of Sydney


My Engagement

I am co-located with South Western Sydney Population Health

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Contact

02 96120779