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University of Stirling


Dr Fiona Harris

Associate Professor

NMAHP University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

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.
Responsibilities: 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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