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Scientia Professor Mark Harris

Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
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+612 9385 8384
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m.f.harris@unsw.edu.au

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Research Interests:
Major research interests 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.

Broad Research Areas:
Primary Health Care, Cardiology and Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Preventive Medicine, Health Services Research

Qualifications:
MB BS MD Syd, DRACOG, FRACGP

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
1. Member of Australian Government Expert Advisory Committee on Population Health 2006-8, 2. Member of National Vascular Disease Partnership advisory group on Absolute Cardiovascular Risk 2006-7, 3. Member of the National Heart Foundation Clinical Issues Committee 2003-2012 , 4. Member of National Diabetes Data Working Group 1998 to present, 5. Member of Chronic disease Chronic, Aged and Community Health Health Priority Task Force for NSW Health Department 2005 to 2011t, 6. Member of Quality Committee and Chair of Red Book Task Force for RACGP 2002 to present. , 7. Member of Diabetes Australia NHMRC Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines Steering Group, 8. Member of Council of Australian Government Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes Prevention 2007-, 9. Member of Steering Committee COAG standards for Lifestyle Modification Programs for Diabetes 2008-2009, 10. Senior Examiner for Australian Medical Council, 11. Member of Expert Advisory Group on Primary Health Strategy for Australian Department of Health and Ageing 2008-9, 12. Member of Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Reference Group for Telehealth trial 2012 13. Member of NHMRC Prevention and Community Health Committee 2012-  14.Member of AVANT Doctors in Training –Research Scholarships Program Committee 2012 15. Member of National Prescribing Service Diagnostic Advisory Committee 2012

Specific Research Keywords:
Primary Health Care, Preventative Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Health inequalities, Cardiology and Vascular Disease

Qualifications: 

MBBS

FRACGP

MD

Awards: 
  1. Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 2018

 

  1. North American Primary Care Research Group: President’s award 2017

 

  1. Fellow of Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science 2015

 

  1. The 2014 Muru Marri Indigenous Health Impact Prize

 

  1. 2013 Peter Baume Public Health Impact Award.  School of Pubic Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.

 

  1. 2009 Honorary Life Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

 

  1. Humanitarian Awards 2010 -  Health Award.  Refugee Council of Australia and NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.

 

  1. Australian Association for Academic Primary Care “Charles Bridges-Webb Medal”  2010