Prof Mark Harris

Prof Mark Harris

Prof Mark Harris

Research plenary speaker on Saturday 1 October, 8.30am – 10.00am

Mark Harris is Scientia Professor and Executive Director of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. He is a leader of primary health care research in Australia and has a broad range of research interests. These include:-

1. Prevention and management chronic diseases especially diabetes cardiovascular disease, in primary care;

2. Health inequalities research including interventions to improve the health status of disadvantaged groups including the unemployed, refugees (asylum seekers) and Aboriginal people.

Professor Harris was awarded Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015, and is continuing his leading role in the Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care.


Research highlights

Title: You need to have a doctor….someone that you can trust’ – GPs and women on release from prison
Presenter: Dr Penny Abbott, Western Sydney University
Co-authors: Ms Joyce Davison, Western Sydney University; Prof Parker Magin, University of Newcastle; Prof Wendy Hu, Western Sydney University

Title: The impacts of adversity: Understanding the complex social and psychological reasons for asylum seekers and refugees attendance at primary health care services
Presenter: A/Prof Katrina Anderson, Australian National University Medical School
Co-authors: Dr Janine Rowse, Australian National University Medical School; A/Prof Christine Phillips, Australian National University Medical School, Dr Brian Chan, Australian National University Medical School

Title: Management of patients on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
Presenter: A/Prof Graeme Miller, University of Sydney
Co-authors: Ms Carmen Wong, University of Sydney; Ms Ying Pan, University of Sydney; Dr Clare Bayram, University of Sydney