Dr Patrick Harris

Senior Lecturer
Menzies Centre for Health Policy


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Biographical details

Patrick is a senior research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney. Patrick is an applied researcher and has worked across Australia and internationally with the health sector and other sectors to improve considerations of health and health equity in policy and planning. His expertise is in the inclusion of health in public policy, specifically the use of health impact assessments, the links between health and urban planning and the inclusion of health in environmental assessments of major development projects. To date he has published over 75 articles, book chapters, and reports.

Research interests

Health and public policy; Health equity; Health policy and planning; Intersectoral collaboration; Health impact assessment; Land-use planning; Environmental assessments of major development projects; Realist research and evaluation; new institutionalism.

Teaching and supervision

Patrick coordinates the MHPOL 5009 'Health Policy Project' as part of the Masters of Health Policy.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Policy action on health equity: Housing First as a case study using a systems approach to policy analysis. Michael Brendan CLIFFORD

Associations

Public Health Association of Australia

International Association for Impact Assessment

Awards and honours

Planning Institute of Australia Commendation, Planning for Healthy Urban Environments Category, 2011 – Housing and Health Partnership: Seniors Living Health Impact Assessment (with South Western Sydney Local Health District, Housing NSW, andthe Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, UNSW)

International Association of Impact Assessment, Institutional Award, 2010 – NSW HIA Project (at the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, UNSW)

Australian Health Promotion Association Ray James Memorial Award for excellence in health promotion research published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2010 (with colleagues at the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, UNSW)

International links

Fiji

(World Health Organisation) Consultancy to support a health impact assessment on food and beverage regulations

Ghana

(Ministry of Health) Strategic health impact assessment training

Mongolia

(World Health Organisation) Health in Environmental Impact Assessment training

Thailand

(Healthy Public Policy and Health Impact Assessment Program, Health Systems Research Institute) Health impact assessment and healthy public policy collaboration

United Kingdom

(Public Health Wales) Consultancy

Selected grants

2016

  • Policy orientation of non-health sectors to social determinants of health; Baum F, MacDougall C, Harris P, Marinova D, McDermott D, Fisher M, Sainsbury P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Including health and health equity in strategic land use planning in the Sydney area; Harris P; The Henry Halloran Trust/Strategic Partnership Grant.

2015

  • Collaborating to Create Healthy Built Environments: Including Health in a Land Use Planning System; Harris P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2014

  • Planning for Health: Land use planning legislation and public health; Harris P; South Western Sydney Local Health District/Research Support.
  • Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRESDHE): Policy research on the social determinants of health equity; Harris P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres of Research Excellence.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Carey, G., Harris, P. (2016). Developing Management Practices to Support Joined-Up Governance. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Kent, J., Sainsbury, P., Thow, A. (2016). Framing health for land-use planning legislation: A qualitative descriptive content analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 148(January 2016), 42-51. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Viliani, F., Spickett, J. (2015). Assessing health impacts within environmental impact assessments: An opportunity for public health globally which must not remain missed. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1), 1044-1049. [More Information]
  • Friel, S., Harris, P., Simpson, S., Bhushana, A., Baer, B. (2015). Health in All Policies Approaches: Pearls from the Western Pacific Region. Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, 2(2), 324-337. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F. (2015). Including health in environmental impact assessments: is an institutional approach useful for practice? Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 33(2), 135-141. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Friel, S., Wilson, A. (2015). Including health in systems responsible for urban planning': a realist policy analysis research programme. BMJ Open, 5(7), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fakhri, A., Harris, P., Maleki, M. (2015). Proposing a framework for Health Impact Assessment in Iran. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Gleeson, D. (2014). Assessing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on the health of Australians. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(5), 496-496. [More Information]
  • Delany, T., Harris, P., Williams, C., Harris, E., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Wildgoose, D., Haigh, F., MacDougall, C., Broderick, D., et al (2014). Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: differences, similarities and connections. BMC Public Health, 14(1), Article number 699. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F., Thornell, M., Molloy, L., Sainsbury, P. (2014). Housing, health and master planning: rules of engagement. Public Health, 128(4), 354-359. [More Information]
  • Fakhri, A., Maleki, M., Gohari, M., Harris, P. (2014). Investigating underlying principles to guide health impact assessment. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(1), 17-22. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Sainsbury, P., Kemp, L. (2014). The fit between health impact assessment and public policy: Practice meets theory. Social Science & Medicine, 108, 46-53. [More Information]
  • Harris, P. (2014). The health impacts of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: proactive planning is required, but who will do this? Medical Journal of Australia, 201(10), 574-575. [More Information]
  • Spickett, J., Katscherian, D., Harris, P. (2013). The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 43(November 2013), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Haigh, F., Harris, P., Haigh, N. (2012). Health impact assessment research and practice: A place for paradigm positioning? Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 33(1), 66-72. [More Information]
  • Harris-Roxas, B., Viliani, F., Bond, A., Cave, B., Divall, M., Furu, P., Harris, P., Soeberg, M., Wernham, A., Winkler, M. (2012). Health impact assessment: the state of the art. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 30(1), 43-52. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F., Sainsbury, P., Wise, M. (2012). Influencing land use planning:making the most of opportunities to work upstream. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(1), 5-7. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Kemp, L., Sainsbury, P. (2012). The essential elements of health impact assessment and healthy public policy: a qualitative study of practitioner perspectives. BMJ Open, 2(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, P., Harris, E., Kemp, L. (2011). A rapid equity focused health impact assessment of a policy implementation plan: An Australian case study and impact evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Gunning, C., Harris, P., Mallett, J. (2011). Assessing the health equity impacts of regional land-use plan making: An equity focussed health impact assessment of alternative patterns of development of the Whitsunday Hinterland and Mackay Regional Plan, Australia (Short report). Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 415-419. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Spickett, J. (2011). Health Impact Assessment in Australia: A review and directions for progress. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 425-432. [More Information]
  • Kang, E., Lee, Y., Harris, P., Koh, K., Kim, K. (2011). Health Impact Assessment in Korea. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 438-440. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Wise, M., Harris, L. (2010). Health Impact Assessment for Urban and Land-use Planning and Policy Development: Lessons from Practice. Planning Practice and Research, 25(5), 531-541. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Harris, E., Thompson, S., Harris-Roxas, B., Kemp, L. (2009). Human health and wellbeing in environmental impact assessment in New South Wales, Australia: Auditing health impacts within environmental assessments of major projects. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 29(5), 310-318. [More Information]
  • Wise, M., Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, E. (2009). The role of health impact assessment in promoting population health and health equity. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(3), 172-179.
  • Maxwell, M., Harris, P., Peters, S., Thornell, M., D'Souza, L. (2008). A health impact assessment on the construction phase of a major hospital redevelopment. Australian Health Review, 32(3), 509-519.

Conferences

  • Kent, J., Harris, P. (2015). Making Health a Planning Priority: how was health framed in the review of the NSW planning system? State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) 2015, Gold Coast: Urban Research Program at Griffith University on behalf of the Australian Cities Research Network.

2016

  • Carey, G., Harris, P. (2016). Developing Management Practices to Support Joined-Up Governance. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Kent, J., Sainsbury, P., Thow, A. (2016). Framing health for land-use planning legislation: A qualitative descriptive content analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 148(January 2016), 42-51. [More Information]

2015

  • Harris, P., Viliani, F., Spickett, J. (2015). Assessing health impacts within environmental impact assessments: An opportunity for public health globally which must not remain missed. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1), 1044-1049. [More Information]
  • Friel, S., Harris, P., Simpson, S., Bhushana, A., Baer, B. (2015). Health in All Policies Approaches: Pearls from the Western Pacific Region. Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, 2(2), 324-337. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F. (2015). Including health in environmental impact assessments: is an institutional approach useful for practice? Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 33(2), 135-141. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Friel, S., Wilson, A. (2015). Including health in systems responsible for urban planning': a realist policy analysis research programme. BMJ Open, 5(7), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Kent, J., Harris, P. (2015). Making Health a Planning Priority: how was health framed in the review of the NSW planning system? State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) 2015, Gold Coast: Urban Research Program at Griffith University on behalf of the Australian Cities Research Network.
  • Fakhri, A., Harris, P., Maleki, M. (2015). Proposing a framework for Health Impact Assessment in Iran. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2014

  • Harris, P., Gleeson, D. (2014). Assessing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on the health of Australians. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(5), 496-496. [More Information]
  • Delany, T., Harris, P., Williams, C., Harris, E., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Wildgoose, D., Haigh, F., MacDougall, C., Broderick, D., et al (2014). Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: differences, similarities and connections. BMC Public Health, 14(1), Article number 699. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F., Thornell, M., Molloy, L., Sainsbury, P. (2014). Housing, health and master planning: rules of engagement. Public Health, 128(4), 354-359. [More Information]
  • Fakhri, A., Maleki, M., Gohari, M., Harris, P. (2014). Investigating underlying principles to guide health impact assessment. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(1), 17-22. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Sainsbury, P., Kemp, L. (2014). The fit between health impact assessment and public policy: Practice meets theory. Social Science & Medicine, 108, 46-53. [More Information]
  • Harris, P. (2014). The health impacts of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: proactive planning is required, but who will do this? Medical Journal of Australia, 201(10), 574-575. [More Information]

2013

  • Spickett, J., Katscherian, D., Harris, P. (2013). The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 43(November 2013), 97-103. [More Information]

2012

  • Haigh, F., Harris, P., Haigh, N. (2012). Health impact assessment research and practice: A place for paradigm positioning? Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 33(1), 66-72. [More Information]
  • Harris-Roxas, B., Viliani, F., Bond, A., Cave, B., Divall, M., Furu, P., Harris, P., Soeberg, M., Wernham, A., Winkler, M. (2012). Health impact assessment: the state of the art. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 30(1), 43-52. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Haigh, F., Sainsbury, P., Wise, M. (2012). Influencing land use planning:making the most of opportunities to work upstream. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(1), 5-7. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Kemp, L., Sainsbury, P. (2012). The essential elements of health impact assessment and healthy public policy: a qualitative study of practitioner perspectives. BMJ Open, 2(6), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, P., Harris, E., Kemp, L. (2011). A rapid equity focused health impact assessment of a policy implementation plan: An Australian case study and impact evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Gunning, C., Harris, P., Mallett, J. (2011). Assessing the health equity impacts of regional land-use plan making: An equity focussed health impact assessment of alternative patterns of development of the Whitsunday Hinterland and Mackay Regional Plan, Australia (Short report). Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 415-419. [More Information]
  • Harris, P., Spickett, J. (2011). Health Impact Assessment in Australia: A review and directions for progress. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 425-432. [More Information]
  • Kang, E., Lee, Y., Harris, P., Koh, K., Kim, K. (2011). Health Impact Assessment in Korea. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31(4), 438-440. [More Information]

2010

  • Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Wise, M., Harris, L. (2010). Health Impact Assessment for Urban and Land-use Planning and Policy Development: Lessons from Practice. Planning Practice and Research, 25(5), 531-541. [More Information]

2009

  • Harris, P., Harris, E., Thompson, S., Harris-Roxas, B., Kemp, L. (2009). Human health and wellbeing in environmental impact assessment in New South Wales, Australia: Auditing health impacts within environmental assessments of major projects. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 29(5), 310-318. [More Information]
  • Wise, M., Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, E. (2009). The role of health impact assessment in promoting population health and health equity. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 20(3), 172-179.

2008

  • Maxwell, M., Harris, P., Peters, S., Thornell, M., D'Souza, L. (2008). A health impact assessment on the construction phase of a major hospital redevelopment. Australian Health Review, 32(3), 509-519.

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