Researcher

Dr Reema Harrison

My Expertise

- Adverse events in health care

- Patient experience in health care

- Impact of adverse events on health professionals

- Open disclosure of adverse safety events in health care

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Biography

Dr Reema Harrison is an Applied Health Psychologist with interests in quality and safety in healthcare and systematic review. Reema has a BSc (hons) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology and PhD in the psychology of patient safety all from the University of Leeds (UK). Her specific research interests are the psychological impact of medical errors and adverse events on health professionals and patients including incident disclosure. She also leads...view more

Dr Reema Harrison is an Applied Health Psychologist with interests in quality and safety in healthcare and systematic review. Reema has a BSc (hons) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology and PhD in the psychology of patient safety all from the University of Leeds (UK). Her specific research interests are the psychological impact of medical errors and adverse events on health professionals and patients including incident disclosure. She also leads and supervises a range of health services management research related to promoting learning from adverse safety events, the use and quality of clinical supervision and mentorship to enhance patient safety, quality and patient safety issues in developing countries and change management in health systems and services. Reema works as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, with teaching responsibilities relating to change management, clinical governance and patient safety that reflect her research interests.


My Grants

2019

Cancer Australia

Co-designing patient engagement strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cancer consumers

Dr Reema Harrison, Professor Merrilyn Walton, Professor Elizabeth Manias, Professor Carlene Wilson, Dr Desiree Leone, Monika Latanik, Dr Melvin Chin, Dr Meron Pitcher, Dr Helen Crowther, Dr Holly Seale.

$119,660 

 

2019

Clinical Excellence Commission

Serious Incident Investigation

Dr Reema Harrison, Professor Elizabeth Manias, Mr Steven Mears, Laurel Mimmo, Ashfaq Chauhan

$25,000

 

2018

Cancer Institute New South Wales

Addressing unwarranted clinical variation

Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Reece Hinchcliff, Professor Elizabeth Manias, Mr Steven Mears, A/Professor David Heslop

$26,000 AUD

 

2017

New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation

Reducing unwarranted clinical variation

Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Reece Hinchcliff, Professor Elizabeth Manias, Mr Steven Mears, A/Professor David Heslop

$35,000 AUD

 

2017

Scientia Education Innovation Fund

Designing, piloting and evaluating a process for formative peer-review of teaching

Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya, Dr Lois Meyer, Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Patrick Rawstorne, Dr Husna Razee

$45,000 AUD

 

2016

Shanghai Hospital Development Center (Municipal Level Grant)

Strategy research on building international scientific research transformation platform

Dr Dai Hui Li, Dr Wang Chunming, Prof. Raina MacIntyre, Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya, Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Kong Xianming, Dr Zhou Yin, Dr Fei Xin, Dr Yang Xiaoqiu

$6000 AUD

 

2015

Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care

Patients experiences in Australian hospitals

Dr Reema Harrison, Professor Merrilyn Walton, Professor Elizabeth Manias, Mr Steven Mears

$26,000

 

2015

Sydney South-East Asia Centre Cluster Grant

Managing medical errors: Promoting learning over blame amongst health professionals

Dr Reema Harrison, Professor Merrilyn Walton, Mr Esmond Esguerra, Dr Dang Van Duong

$8,995 AUD

 

2014

Academic Career Development Scheme

School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Dr Reema Harrison

$2000 AUD

 

2013

Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Early Career Researcher Conference Travel Scheme

Dr Reema Harrison

$3000 AUD

 

2013

School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Grant Preparation Scheme

Professor Merrilyn Walton & Dr Reema Harrison

$3000 AUD

 

2012

International Visits Scheme

Bradford Institute for Health Research

Reema Harrison

600GBP

 

2012

Public Engagement Grant

Yorkshire and Humber Research Design Service

Dr Reema Sirriyeh

600GBP

 

2012

University of York

International Seedcorn Award

Professor Yvonne Birks & Dr Reema Sirriyeh

2000GBP

 

2010

British Psychological Society

Overseas Travel Grant

Reema Sirriyeh

600GBP

 

2008-2011

Bradford Institute for Health Research

Funded PhD Studentship

Reema Sirriyeh

 


My Qualifications

2008-2011 – PhD Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, England.

 

2007-2008 – MSc Psychological Approaches to Health (Distinction), Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, England.

 

2002 – 2005 – BSc Psychology (2:1), Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, England.


My Awards

2018 - UNSW Medicine Teaching Excellence: Early Career Academic Staff Award

2018 – UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine: ‘All rounder’ in Teaching and Research Award

2017 - UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine: Young Investigator Prize

 


My Research Activities

 

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

- Patient safety

- Health systems and service quality

- Change management and strategic change in health systems and services

- Patient experience and engagement

 


My Teaching

Current course convening:

PHCM9391 Strategy, Policy and Change, Master of Health Management, UNSW Sydney.

PHCM 9748 Clinical Governance and Risk Management, UNSW Sydney.

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Location

Room 308, Level 3 Samuels Building

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