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University of Stirling


Dr Fiona Harris

Associate Professor

NMAHP Research University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Dr Fiona Harris

About me

I am a social anthropologist by background, having trained in Anthropology and Sociology at Aberdeen University followed by a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in social anthropology. I have conducted health research for over 15 years, exploring the implications of living with long term conditions including mental health and cancer. As an anthropologist I am drawn to investigating complexity: whether this be complexities of self care in multimorbidities or in the complexity of care delivery. More recently I have investigated issues related to health and social care integration.

Qualitative Research Lead for NMAHP Research Unit, spanning both the University of Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Programme Director, MRes Health Research. This is a research methods training programme approved for ESRC studentship funding. I also teach the module on Qualiative Research and Analysis (NURP003 & NURP004) and supervise MRes Dissertations.

My PhD/Clin Doc supervision includes the following topics:

  • mental health beliefs in Saudi Arabia
  • diabetes self care
  • QI education in the undergraduate curriculum
  • transition to palliative care in haemato-oncology
  • fathers' involvement in FBT for eating disorders
  • refugee women's health
  • young people and mental health

Other Activities:
Member of the Evidence Review Committee, Health Technology Assessment Group, Health Improvement Scotland.

National Convenor of ESRC Health, Families, Relationships & Demographic Change Pathway for PhD studentship awards

Academic Editor: PLoS ONE (May 2013 - present)

Editorial board member: Sociological Research Online (October 2007-October 2010)

Manuscript Reader for NIAS Press (Nordic Institute for Asian Studies), Palgrave Macmillan and Sage.

Reviewer: Medical Anthropology Theory; BMJ; Journal of Advanced Nursing; Health; Space & Society; Palliative Medicine; Health and Social Care in the Community; Social Science & Medicine; Sociological Research Online; Sociology of Health & Illness; PLoS ONE; BMC Public Health; BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; Midwifery.

Reviewer of grant applications: Wellbeing of Women; ESRC; NIHR; ZonMW

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