Dr Patrick Harris
Senior Research Fellow (UNSW)

Dr Patrick Harris

PhD, Masters of Public Health, BA (Hons) Social Psychology

Medicine & Health
Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity

I am a senior research fellow and deputy director at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (chetre.org/). I am an applied public health social scientists who is interested in complex real world policy issues. I am fortunate enough to be co-located at UNSW and South Western Sydney Local Health District, where I represent CHETRE on the population health directorate. I focus on research that makes a difference at the local level as well as connecting with national and international research, policy and practice. My broad interest is addressing health equity through public policy. My main areas of expertise are the intersections of health and equity with infrastructure and urban planning. 

I am also interested in cross-disciplinary working to progress healthy public policy. This includes transdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration, and understanding how governance and intersectoral action can be developed to improve health and wellbeing in public policy making. 

I coordinate the Policy Studies course as part of the Masters of Public Health. I am also experienced in teaching and running workshops to progress healthy public policy. This includes different processes like impact assessment, program logic, and realist evaluation. I have run workshops all over the world and nearly all Australian jurisdictions. 

I am involved in several journals, including being (co) Editor in Chief of the new Oxford University Press Open Access Journal, 'Infrastructure and Health: Big Connections for Wellbeing' - https://academic.oup.com/ooih - as well being a board member and associate editor for the journal Cities and Health - tandfonline.com/loi/rcah20

Phone
+61 (2) 8738 9310
Location
Liverpool Hospital Liverpool BC NSW 1871
  • Books | 2022
    Harris P, 2022, Illuminating Policy for Health Insights From a Decade of Researching Urban and Regional Planning, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    de Leeuw E; Harris P, 2022, 'Governance and Policies for Settings-Based Work', in Handbook of Settings-Based Health Promotion, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95856-5_3
    Book Chapters | 2022
    de Leeuw E; McCracken K; Harris P; Yashadhana A, 2022, 'Underpromise and Overdeliver: The Failure of Political Rhetoric in Managing COVID-19 in Australia', in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreaks, Vaccination, Politics and Society, Springer International Publishing, pp. 17 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09432-3_2
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Fisher M; Townsend B; Harris P; Schram A; Baum F, 2021, 'Determinants of health', in Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health, Oxford University Press, pp. 83 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198816805.003.0006
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Harris E; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ; Kemp LA, 2013, '`Learning by doing`: Building workforce capacity to undertake HIA - An Australian case study', in O’Mullane M (ed.), Integrating Health Impact Assessment into the Policy Process: Lessons and Experiences from around the World, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 99 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199639960.001.0001
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ; Wise M; Haigh F; Ng Chok H; Harris E, 2012, 'Health impact assessment in Australia: Where we’ve been and where we’re going', in Kemm J (ed.), Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding and Future Progress, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 233 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0025
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Harris PJ; Ritchie JE; Tabi G; Lower T, 2011, 'Addressing the social determinants of alcohol use and abuse with adolescents in a Pacific country (Vanuatu)', in Blas E; Sommerfeld J; Kurup AS (ed.), Social determinants approaches to public health: from concept to practice, edn. 1, World Health Organization, Geneva, pp. 175 - 186, http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241564137_eng.pdf
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Harris-Roxas BF; Maxwell M; Thornell M; Peters S; Harris PJ, 2011, 'From Description to Action: Using health impact assessment to address the social determinants of health', in Laverty M; Callaghan L (ed.), Determining the Future: A Fair Go & Health for All, edn. 1, Connor Court Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 119 - 130
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF, 2010, 'Assessment of Human Health and Wellbeing in Project Environmental Assessment', in Bhattacharya J (ed.), Project Environmental Clearance, edn. 1st, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, pp. 355 - 379
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Baum F; Townsend B; Fisher M; Browne-Yung K; Freeman T; Ziersch A; Harris P; Friel S, 2022, 'Creating Political Will for Action on Health Equity: Practical Lessons for Public Health Policy Actors', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 11, pp. 947 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2020.233
    Journal articles | 2022
    Buckle C; Gurran N; Harris P; Lea T; Shrivastava R, 2022, 'Intersections Between Housing and Health Vulnerabilities: Share Housing in Sydney and the Health Risks of COVID-19', Urban Policy and Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2022.2076214
    Journal articles | 2022
    Clifford B; Wood L; Vallesi S; Macfarlane S; Currie J; Haigh F; Gill K; Wilson A; Harris P, 2022, 'Integrating healthcare services for people experiencing homelessness in Australia: key issues and research principles', Integrated Healthcare Journal, vol. 4, pp. e000065 - e000065, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ihj-2020-000065
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fisher M; Harris P; Freeman T; Mackean T; George E; Friel S; Baum F, 2022, 'Implementing Universal and Targeted Policies for Health Equity: Lessons From Australia', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 11, pp. 2308 - 2318, http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2021.157
    Journal articles | 2022
    Harris P; Fisher M; Friel S; Sainsbury P; Harris E; De Leeuw E; Baum F, 2022, 'City deals and health equity in Sydney, Australia', Health and Place, vol. 73, pp. 102711 - 102711, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102711
    Journal articles | 2022
    Harris P; Harris-Roxas B; Prior J; Morrison N; McIntyre E; Frawley J; Adams J; Bevan W; Haigh F; Freeman E; Hua M; Pry J; Mazumdar S; Cave B; Viliani F; Kwan B, 2022, 'Respiratory pandemics, urban planning and design: A multidisciplinary rapid review of the literature', Cities, vol. 127, pp. 103767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103767
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kent JL; Harris P; Thompson S, 2022, 'What gets measured does not always get done', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 10, pp. e1235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00321-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mengesha Z; Alloun E; Weber D; Smith M; Harris P, 2022, '“Lived the Pandemic Twice”: A Scoping Review of the Unequal Impact of the COVID‐19 Pandemic on Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116624
    Journal articles | 2022
    Schram A; Townsend B; Mackean T; Freeman T; Fisher M; Harris P; Whitehead M; van Eyk H; Baum F; Friel S, 2022, 'Promoting action on structural drivers of health inequity: principles for policy evaluation', Evidence & Policy, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426421x16420923635594
    Journal articles | 2021
    Backholer K; Baum F; Finlay SM; Friel S; Giles-Corti B; Jones A; Patrick R; Shill J; Townsend B; Armstrong F; Baker P; Bowen K; Browne J; Büsst C; Butt A; Canuto K; Canuto K; Capon A; Corben K; Daube M; Goldfeld S; Grenfell R; Gunn L; Harris P; Horton K; Keane L; Lacy-Nichols J; Lo SN; Lovett RW; Lowe M; Martin JE; Neal N; Peeters A; Pettman T; Thoms A; Thow AMT; Timperio A; Williams C; Wright A; Zapata-Diomedi B; Demaio S, 2021, 'Australia in 2030: what is our path to health for all?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 214, pp. S5 - S40, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Friel S; Townsend B; Fisher M; Harris P; Freeman T; Baum F, 2021, 'Power and the people's health', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114173
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harris P; McManus P; Sainsbury P; Viliani F; Riley E, 2021, 'The institutional dynamics behind limited human health considerations in environmental assessments of coal mining projects in New South Wales, Australia', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 86, pp. 106473 - 106473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106473
    Journal articles | 2021
    MacAuley M; Macintyre A; Yashadhana A; Cassola A; Harris P; Woodward C; Smith K; de Leeuw E; Palkovits M; Hoffman SJ; Fafard P, 2021, 'Under the spotlight: understanding the role of the Chief Medical Officer in a pandemic', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2021-216850
    Journal articles | 2021
    Robertson TJ; McCarthy A; Jegasothy E; Harris P, 2021, 'Urban transport infrastructure planning and the public interest: A public health perspective', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/PHRP3122108
    Journal articles | 2021
    de Leeuw E; Harris P; Kim J; Yashadhana A, 2021, 'A health political science for health promotion', Global Health Promotion, vol. 28, pp. 17 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17579759211034418
    Journal articles | 2020
    Baum F; Townsend B; Fisher M; Freeman T; Harris P; Browne-Yung K; Friel S, 2020, 'Gaining political will for actions to achieve health equity: lessons from Australia for advocates', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.1125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Buckle C; Gurran N; Phibbs P; Harris P; Lea T; Shrivastava R, 2020, 'Marginal housing during COVID-19', AHURI Final Report, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/AHURI7325501
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harris P; Baum F; Friel S; MacKean T; Schram A; Townsend B, 2020, 'A glossary of theories for understanding power and policy for health equity', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 74, pp. 548 - 552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-213692
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harris P; Kent J; Sainsbury P; Riley E; Sharma N; Harris E, 2020, 'Healthy urban planning: An institutional policy analysis of strategic planning in Sydney, Australia', Health Promotion International, vol. 35, pp. 649 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz056
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harris P; Kent J; Sainsbury P; Riley E; Sharma N; Harris E, 2020, 'Healthy urban planning: an institutional policy analysis of strategic planning in Sydney, Australia', Health promotion international, vol. 35, pp. 1251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz089
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harris P; Riley E; Dawson A; Friel S; Lawson K, 2020, '“Stop talking around projects and talk about solutions”: Positioning health within infrastructure policy to achieve the sustainable development goals', Health Policy, vol. 124, pp. 591 - 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.11.013
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harris P; Wise M, 2020, 'Healthy Public Policy Bibliography', Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0196
    Journal articles | 2020
    McGreevy M; Harris P; Delaney-Crowe T; Fisher M; Sainsbury P; Baum F, 2020, 'The Power of Collaborative Planning: How a Health and Planning Collaboration Facilitated Integration of Health Goals in the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 38, pp. 262 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2020.1776693
    Journal articles | 2020
    McGreevy M; Harris P; Delaney-Crowe T; Fisher M; Sainsbury P; Riley E; Baum F, 2020, 'How well do Australian government urban planning policies respond to the social determinants of health and health equity?', Land Use Policy, vol. 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105053
    Journal articles | 2020
    McGreevy M; Harris P; Delany-Crowe T; Fisher M; Sainsbury P; Baum F, 2020, 'Erratum to “Can health and health equity be advanced by urban planning strategies designed to advance global competitiveness? Lessons from two Australian case studies” (Social Science & Medicine (2019) 242, (S0277953619305891), (10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112594))', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112694
    Journal articles | 2020
    Townsend B; Strazdins L; Harris P; Baum F; Friel S, 2020, 'Bringing in critical frameworks to investigate agenda-setting for the social determinants of health: Lessons from a multiple framework analysis', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112886
    Journal articles | 2020
    van Eyk H; Friel S; Sainsbury P; Boyd-Caine T; Harris P; MacDougall C; Delany-Crowe T; Musolino C; Baum F, 2020, 'How do advisory groups contribute to healthy public policy research?', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 65, pp. 1581 - 1591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01504-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clifford B; Wilson A; Harris P, 2019, 'Homelessness, health and the policy process: A literature review', Health Policy, vol. 123, pp. 1125 - 1132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.08.011
    Journal articles | 2019
    McGreevy M; Harris P; Delany-Crowe T; Fisher M; Sainsbury P; Baum F, 2019, 'Can health and health equity be advanced by urban planning strategies designed to advance global competitiveness? Lessons from two Australian case studies', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112594
    Journal articles | 2019
    Riley E; Sainsbury P; McManus P; Colagiuri R; Viliani F; Dawson A; Duncan E; Stone Y; Pham T; Harris P, 2019, 'Including health impacts in environmental impact assessments for three Australian coal-mining projects: A documentary analysis', Health Promotion International, vol. 35, pp. 449 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz032
    Journal articles | 2018
    Baum F; Delany-Crowe T; Fisher M; MacDougall C; Harris P; McDermott D; Marinova D, 2018, 'Qualitative protocol for understanding the contribution of Australian policy in the urban planning, justice, energy and environment sectors to promoting health and health equity', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025358
    Journal articles | 2018
    Baum F; Graycar A; Delany-Crowe T; de Leeuw E; Bacchi C; Popay J; Orchard L; Colebatch H; Friel S; MacDougall C; Harris E; Phillips C; Fitzgerald J; McDermott D; Fisher M; Harris P; Lawless A, 2018, 'Understanding Australian policies on public health using social and political science theories: reflections from an Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Workshop', Health Promotion International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/day014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harris P, 2018, 'Researching healthy public policy: Navigating the ‘black box’ means thinking more about power: Comment on “developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes: Health in all policies in South Australia”', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 874 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.52
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harris P; Kent J; Sainsbury P; Marie-Thow A; Baum F; Friel S; McCue P, 2018, 'Creating ‘healthy built environment’ legislation in Australia; A policy analysis', Health Promotion International, vol. 33, pp. 1090 - 1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax055
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harris P; Riley E; Sainsbury P; Kent J; Baum F, 2018, 'Including health in environmental impact assessments of three mega transport projects in Sydney, Australia: A critical, institutional, analysis', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 68, pp. 109 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2017.09.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harris P; Viliani F, 2018, 'Strategic health assessment for large scale industry development activities: An introduction', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 68, pp. 59 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2017.10.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hresc J; Riley E; Harris P, 2018, 'Mining project's economic impact on local communities, as a social determinant of health: A documentary analysis of environmental impact statements', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 72, pp. 64 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2018.05.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kent JL; Harris P; Sainsbury P; Baum F; McCue P; Thompson S, 2018, 'Influencing Urban Planning Policy: An Exploration from the Perspective of Public Health', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 36, pp. 20 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2017.1299704
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lee J; Schram A; Riley E; Harris P; Baum F; Fisher M; Freeman T; Friel S, 2018, 'Addressing health equity through action on the social determinants of health: A global review of policy outcome evaluation methods', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 581 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.04
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pham T; Riley E; Harris P, 2018, 'Inclusion of health in environmental impact assessment of major transport infrastructure projects in Vietnam', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 828 - 835, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.36
    Journal articles | 2018
    Riley E; Harris P; Kent J; Sainsbury P; Lane A; Baum F, 2018, 'Including health in environmental assessments of major transport infrastructure projects: A documentary analysis', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 144 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2017.55
    Journal articles | 2018
    Schram A; Friel S; Freeman T; Fisher M; Baum F; Harris P, 2018, 'Digital Infrastructure as a Determinant of Health Equity: An Australian Case Study of the Implementation of the National Broadband Network', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 829 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12323
    Journal articles | 2018
    Smith J; Griffiths K; Judd J; Crawford G; D'Antoine H; Fisher M; Bainbridge R; Harris P, 2018, 'Ten years on from the World Health Organization Commission of Social Determinants of Health: Progress or procrastination?', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 29, pp. 3 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.48
    Journal articles | 2017
    Killedar A; Harris P, 2017, 'Australia's refugee policies and their health impact: a review of the evidence and recommendations for the Australian Government', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 335 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12663
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lawless A; Lane A; Lewis FA; Baum F; Harris P, 2017, 'Social determinants of health and local government: understanding and uptake of ideas in two Australian states', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 204 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12584
    Journal articles | 2016
    Carey G; Harris P, 2016, 'Developing Management Practices to Support Joined-Up Governance', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 75, pp. 112 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12169
    Journal articles | 2016
    Fakhri A; Harris P; Maleki M, 2016, 'Lessons learnt from developing a health impact assessment guide in Iran', Journal of Public Health Policy, vol. 37, pp. 440 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41271-016-0030-3
    Journal articles | 2016
    Harris P; Kent J; Sainsbury P; Marie-Thow A, 2016, 'Framing health for land-use planning legislation: A qualitative descriptive content analysis', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 148, pp. 42 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.029
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hirono K; Haigh F; Gleeson D; Harris P; Thow AM; Friel S, 2016, 'Is health impact assessment useful in the context of trade negotiations? A case study of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.', BMJ Open, vol. 6, pp. e010339 - e010339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010339
    Journal articles | 2015
    Fakhri A; Harris P; Maleki M, 2015, 'Proposing a framework for health impact assessment in Iran', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, pp. 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1698-1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Friel S; Harris P; Simpson S; Bhushan A; Baer B, 2015, 'Health in All Policies Approaches: Pearls from the Western Pacific Region', Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 2, pp. 324 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app5.89
    Journal articles | 2015
    Harris P; Friel S; Wilson A, 2015, 'Including health in systems responsible for urban planning': A realist policy analysis research programme', BMJ Open, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008822
    Journal articles | 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, vol. 12, pp. 1044 - 1049, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120101044
    Journal articles | 2015
    Harris PJ; Haigh F, 2015, 'Including health in environmental impact assessments: is an institutional approach useful for practice?', Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 33, pp. 135 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2015.1006417
    Journal articles | 2014
    Delany T; Harris P; Williams C; Harris E; Baum F; Lawless A; Wildgoose D; Haigh F; Macdougall C; Broderick D; Kickbusch I, 2014, 'Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: Differences, similarities and connections', BMC Public Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-699
    Journal articles | 2014
    Fakhri A; Maleki M; Gohari M; Harris P, 2014, 'Investigating underlying principles to guide health impact assessment', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 3, pp. 17 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2014.50
    Journal articles | 2014
    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, vol. 201, pp. 574 - 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja14.00743
    Journal articles | 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, vol. 38, pp. 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12282
    Journal articles | 2014
    Harris P; Sainsbury P; Kemp L, 2014, 'The fit between health impact assessment and public policy: Practice meets theory', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 108, pp. 46 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.033
    Journal articles | 2014
    Harris PJ; Haigh F; Thornell M; Mollow L; Sainsbury P, 2014, 'Housing, health and master planning: rules of engagement', Public Health, vol. 128, pp. 354 - 359, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.01.006
    Journal articles | 2013
    Spickett J; Katscherian ; Harris PJ, 2013, 'The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 43, pp. 97 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2013.06.001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Haigh F; Harris PJ; Haigh N, 2012, 'Health Impact Assessment research and practice: A place for paradigm positioning?', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 33 (1), pp. 66 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2011.10.006
    Journal articles | 2012
    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, vol. 36, pp. 5 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00822.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Harris PJ; 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, vol. 36(1), pp. 5 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00822.x/pdf
    Journal articles | 2012
    Harris PJ; Kemp LA; Sainsbury P, 2012, 'The essential elements of health impact assessment and healthy public policy: a qualitative study of practitioner perspectivesThe essential elements of health impact assessment and healthy public policy: a qualitative study of practitioner perspectives', BMJ Open, vol. 2, pp. e001245 - e001245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001245
    Journal articles | 2012
    Harris-Roxas BF; Viliani F; Bond A; Cave B; Divall M; Furu P; Harris PJ; Soeberg M; Wernham A; Winkler M, 2012, 'Health impact assessment: the state of the art', Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 30, pp. 43 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2012.666035
    Journal articles | 2012
    Thompson SM; Harris PJ, 2012, 'Editorial', New Planner, vol. Issue no. 91, pp. 4 - 4, http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/programs/healthy-built-environments-program/new-planner
    Journal articles | 2011
    Gunning C; Harris PJ; Mallett , 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, vol. 31, pp. 415 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Harris PJ; Spickett J, 2011, 'Health impact assessment in Australia: A review and directions for progress', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 31 (4), pp. 425 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2010.03.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ; Harris E; Kemp LA, 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, vol. 10(1) (6), pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-10-6
    Journal articles | 2011
    Kang E; Lee Y; Harris PJ; Koh K; Kim K, 2011, 'Health impact assessment in Korea', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 31 (4), pp. 438 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2010.02.005
    Journal articles | 2010
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Wise M; Harris E, 2010, 'Health impact assessment for urban and land-use planning and policy development: Lessons from practice', Planning Practice and Research, vol. 25, pp. 531 - 541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.522851
    Journal articles | 2009
    Harris PJ; Harris E; Thompson SM; Harris-Roxas BF; Kemp LA, 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, vol. 29, pp. 310 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2009.02.002
    Journal articles | 2009
    Wise M; Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E, 2009, 'The role of health impact assessment in promoting population health and health equity', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 20, pp. 172 - 179
    Journal articles | 2008
    Harris PJ; Ritchie JE; Tabi G; Abel M; Lower T, 2008, 'Some lessons in tackling social determinants of health in resource-poor settings: health promotion with young people in Vanuatu', Pacific Health Dialog, vol. 14, pp. 77 - 83
    Journal articles | 2008
    Maxwell M; Harris PJ; Peters S; Thornell M; D Souza L, 2008, 'A health impact assessment on the construction phase of a major hospital redevelopment', Australian Health Review, vol. 32, pp. 509 - 519
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E, 2007, 'An overview of the regulatory planning system in New South Wales: identifying points of intervention for health impact assessment and consideration of health impacts.', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 190 - 191
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E, 2007, 'An overview of the regulatory planning system in New South Wales: identifying points of intervention for health impact assessment and consideration of health impacts.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 188 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/nb07073a
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E; Kemp LA, 2007, 'Health impact assessment and urbanisation. Lessons from the NSW HIA Project', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 198 - 201
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Kemp LA, 2007, 'Health Impact Assesment in Urban Settings', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 149 - 150
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ, 2007, 'Learning by doing: the value of case studies of health impact assessment', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 161 - 163
  • Reports | 2022
    Harris P, 2022, Built infrastructure for health equity: placemaking meets levelling up, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/nwif3767, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/nwif3767
    Reports | 2021
    Kim J; de Leeuw E; Harris P, 2021, Research for health equity policy - being strategic about reality, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/twcq8085, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/twcq8085
    Preprints | 2021
    McGreevy MP; Baum F; Harris P, 2021, Policy Responses of Australian Governments to the Health Consequences of Greenhouse Gas and Brown Pollution in the Urban Planning, Environment, and Energy Sectors., http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-242911/v1
    Reports | 2021
    de Leeuw E; Harris P, 2021, COPping it, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/anlr8512, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/anlr8512
    Reports | 2021
    de Leeuw E; Harris P, 2021, What you can do, individually and as communities, to create a better Australia we deserve, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/ajyl5121, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/ajyl5121
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Viliani F; Harris P, 2020, 'Assessment of health impacts on local communities is fundamental for sustainability', in Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability 2020, HSE and Sustainability 2020
    Reports | 2013
    Haigh FA; Harris P; Ng Chok ; Coffey J; Thornell M, 2013, Villawood East Master Plan Health Impact Assessment Report, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney
    Reports | 2013
    Harris E; Baum F; Wise M; Furler J; Lawless A; Harris P; Harris-Roxas B; Haigh FA; Kemp L; Hurley C, 2013, The impact of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessments on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations, University of New South Wales Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney, http://files.aphcri.anu.edu.au/reports/Report.pdf
    Reports | 2013
    Harris P; Haigh FA, 2013, Reflections and Recommendations for the Health Sector collaborating with the Housing Sector’s Master Planning: lessons and experiences from Villawood East., UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Kemp L; Harris P, 2013, 'The impact of a Rapid Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations.', presented at The 13th International Conference on Impact Assessment Health, Geneva, Switzerland, 02 October 2013 - 04 October 2013
    Reports | 2012
    Harris P; Sainsbury P; Haigh FA; Wise M, 2012, Submission to the NSW Planning System Review Green Paper
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Harris PJ, 2012, 'HIA and public policy internationally: Essential elements for sustaining HIA [keynote speaker]', presented at Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington D.C, 03 April 2012 - 04 April 2012
    Reports | 2012
    Harris PJ; Haigh F; Harris E, 2012, Incorporating health considerations in land-use planning and policy development: a review of activities in Stoke City Council in the UK and suggestions for application in NSW, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney
    Reports | 2011
    Haigh FA; Ng Chok H; Harris P, 2011, Housing density and health: A review of the literature and Health Impact Assessments, CHETRE, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2011
    Harris P; Haigh FA; Wise M, 2011, Submission to the NSW Planning System Review Issues Paper, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation / Sydney and Sydney South West Local Health Districts
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Ng Chok H; Harris PJ; Wise M; Kemp LA, 2011, 'A review of Part 3A Major Project Activity in the South-West Sydney region: What planning reforms mean to local government and are there opportunities for health?', Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital, presented at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research 6th Annual Research & Teaching Showcase "Improving the health and wellbeing of the South West", Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital, 02 December 2011
    Conference Posters | 2010
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF, 2010, 'A framework to understand how health can contribute to the assessment of extractive industry project impacts', Geneva, Switzerland, presented at World Health Organization and IAIA One Day Conference - Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Conference: Urban development and extractive industries: What can HIA offer?, Geneva, Switzerland, 07 April 2010
    Conference Posters | 2010
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF, 2010, 'The health sector’s use of Health Impact Assessment to inform land use planning in Australia', Geneva, Switzerland, presented at World Health Organization and IAIA One Day Conference - Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Conference: Urban development and extractive industries: What can HIA offer?, Geneva, Switzerland, 07 April 2010
    Reports | 2010
    Harris PJ; Wise M; Dunn S; Kurko J, 2010, Influencing healthy planning and policy development in local government: Summary report, http://hiaconnect.edu.au/old/files/Health_Planning_and_Policy_2010_Summary.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ, 2010, 'Current challenges in HIA practice [Conference Workshop Presentation]', presented at IAIA10 - International Association for Impact Assessment 30th Annual Conference "The role of impact assessment in Transitioning to the Green Economy", Geneva, Switzerland, 06 April 2010 - 11 April 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ, 2010, 'The role of conceptual learning in HIA', presented at IAIA10 - International Association for Impact Assessment 30th Annual Conference "The role of impact assessment in Transitioning to the Green Economy", Geneva, Switzerland, 06 April 2010 - 11 April 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ, 2010, '[DUPLICATE] Current Challenges in Health Impact Assessment Practice', presented at International Association for Impact Assessment, Geneva, 06 April 2010 - 11 April 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Smith J; Harris PJ; Schmitt D, 2010, 'Mobilising interest in health impact assessments: the Northern Territory experience', presented at Australian Health Promotion Association 19th National Conference "Walking the Talk Together - Partnerships for Health Promotion", Melbourne, 30 May 2010 - 02 June 2010
    Reports | 2009
    Christl B; Harris PJ; Wise M, 2009, A Review of the Evidence of the Impact of Public Transport on Population Health in Australia, Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Harris PJ, 2009, 'Equity and health impact assessment: lessons from practice [Invited]', presented at HIA2008: South East Asia and Oceania Regional Health Impact Assessment Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 24 April 2009 - 26 April 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Harris PJ, 2009, 'HIA in the Asia Pacific Region', presented at Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Annual Forum, UNSW Kensington, 18 August 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Harris PJ, 2009, 'Health Impact Assessment [Invited]', presented at Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (DHF) Health Promotion Forum - Promoting Equal Health Outcomes through Health Promotion, Darwin, NT, 11 June 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Harris PJ; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris E; Wise M, 2009, 'Equity-focused health impact assessment: lessons from practice', presented at HIA`09: The 10th International Health Impact Assessment Conference - `On the Move`, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14 October 2009 - 16 October 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Harris-Roxas BF, 2009, 'Health Impact Assessment and Web 2.0', Vol. 17, presented at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton NJ, USA, 14 December 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1464333215500052
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Wise M; Harris-Roxas BF; Harris PJ; Gunning C; Maxwell M, 2009, 'Health Impact Assessment: From the Global to the Local', presented at Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Annual Forum, UNSW Kensington, 18 August 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Harris PJ; Harris E; Thompson SH; Harris-Roxas BF; Kemp LA, 2008, 'Inclusion of Health and Wellbeing Impacts within Environmental Assessments for Major Land-Use Planning Projects in New South Wales, Australia', presented at 10th International Health Impact Assessment Conference, Liverpool, England, 09 October 2008 - 10 October 2008

  • Shram, A., Friel, S., Townsend, B., Harris, P. Evaluating Systems Change for Health Equity: A Case Study of Australia’s COVID-19 Policy Response, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Scheme 2022, $483,109
  • valentine, K. Blunden, L., Liu, E., Veeroja, Harris. P. & Horton, C. Better support for clients with complex needs: the role of housing providers. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2022, $95,000
  • Nykiforuk, C., De Leeuw, E., Harris, P., Hyshka, E., Montesanti, S., Pabayo, M., Springett, J. Social and Public Health Response to COVID-19: Intervening to address Financial Strain and Mental Health Consequences of the Pandemic. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), 2020, $449,223 CAN
  • Buckle, C., Gurran, N., Phibbs, P., Harris, P., Lea, T. Informal, marginal, and short-term accommodation under Covid-19: housing system risks and opportunities. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2020, $47,514
  • Jan, S., Shanthosh, J., Harris, P. Haigh, F. et al. Institutionalising a whole-of-government approach to chronic disease prevention. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2019-2020 - $200,000.
  • Baum, F, McDougal, C., Harris P., Marinova, D., McDermott, D., Fisher, M. et al. Australian Research Council (ARC). Policy orientation of non-health sectors to social determinants of health, 2016-2019 - $699,000.
  • Harris, P. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship: Collaborating to Create Healthy Built Environments: Including Health in a Land Use Planning System, 2015-2019 – $309,000
  • Baum, F. Friel, S., Kay, A., McDermott, D, Labonte, R., Zeirsch, A., Strazdins, L., Harris, P. Mackean, T., Newman, L. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity: Policy research on the social determinants of health equity, 2015-2020 $2,400,000
  • Harris, E., Baum, F., Wise, M., Furler, J., Lawless, A., Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Dennis, S., Kemp, L. The impact of an Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Canberra, 2012-2013 – $149,000
  • Harris, P. NHMRC People Support PHD Scholarship to investigate how health impact assessment can influence public policy development, 2010-2013$77,000

 

  • International Association of Impact Assessment, Institutional Award, 2010 – NSW HIA Project
  • Australian Health Promotion Association Ray James Memorial Award for excellence in health promotion research published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2010

My research interests include health and health equity as cross cutting public policy issues, specifically within urban and regional planning and infrastructure policy and planning, and the use of impact assessment to improve public health. I have received research funding of Aus$6.5 million including fellowships and grants from the ARC and NHMRC. 

Broadly my current research activities are as follows:

- healthy public policy / health in all policies 

- 'health' political science: new institutionalism, governance and urban politics 

- working with local government 

- health and masterplans

- city deals

- infrastructure planning and delivery

- refugees and asylum seekers 

- housing and health

- pandemics and cities

I am co-located with South Western Sydney Population Health.

Current Committees: International Society of Urban Health: Accelerating City Equity Project, Oceania Working Group (2022-2023)

Media:

  1. Morrison, N., Harris, P. The Conversation March 9, 2022, Under-resourced and undermined: as floods hit south-west Sydney, our research shows councils aren't prepared. https://theconversation.com/under-resourced-and-undermined-as-floods-hit-south-west-sydney-our-research-shows-councils-arent-prepared-178293
  2. Harris, P., De Leeuw, E., Yashadana, A. The Conversation Sept 17, 2021. Chief Health Officers are in the spotlight like never before. Here’s what goes on behind the scenes. https://theconversation.com/chief-health-officers-are-in-the-spotlight-like-never-before-heres-what-goes-on-behind-the-scenes-166828
  3. Buckle, C., Gurran, N., Harris, P., Phibbs, P., Shrivastava, R., and Lea, T. The Conversation, 2nd  December 2020. What did COVID do to rental markets? Rents fell as owners switched from Airbnb https://theconversation.com/what-did-covid-do-to-rental-markets-rents-fell-as-owners-switched-from-airbnb-151095
  4. Harris, P. Healthy Urban Planning: Why is it so hard to achieve, and what might help? (Croakey,  Dec 2019) https://croakey.org/healthy-urban-planning-why-is-it-so-hard-to-achieve-and-what-might-help/
  5. Harris, P. (Nov 19 Croakey) During catastrophic fire conditions, some timely questions for governments on climate policy: https://croakey.org/during-catastrophic-fire-conditions-some-timely-questions-for-governments-on-climate-policy/
  6. Harris, P., Jegosathy, E., The Conversation, 3rd December 2018, ‘Health impacts and murky decision-making feed public distrust of projects like WestConnex’ https://theconversation.com/health-impacts-and-murky-decision-making-feed-public-distrust-of-projects-like-westconnex-106996
  7. Harris, P., Harris, E., Riley, E., Kent, J., Sainsbury, P. The Conversation, 17 April 2018 ‘With health assuming its rightful place in planning, here are 3 key lessons from NSW.’ https://theconversation.com/with-health-assuming-its-rightful-place-in-planning-here-are-3-key-lessons-from-nsw-94171
  8. Schram, A, Baum, F., Fisher, M., Harris, P., Friel, S., Freeman, T. The Conversation, 22 June 2017 ‘Three Charts on: the NBN and the Digital Divide’. https://theconversation.com/three-charts-on-the-nbn-and-australias-digital-divide-78911
  9. Harris, P., Kent, J., Sainsbury, P. The Conversation, 2 March 2017 'The mysterious disappearance of health from New South Wales planning laws'. http://theconversation.com/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-health-from-new-south-wales-planning-laws-72098
  10. Harris, P., Riley, E., Kent, J. (2016). The Conversation, 17 November, 2016. ‘Why transport projects aren’t as good for your health as they could be’. https://theconversation.com/why-transport-projects-arent-as-good-for-your-health-as-they-could-be-68326
  11. Kent, J., Harris, P., Sainsbury, P. (2015). The Conversation December 15, 2015 'A healthy approach: how to turn what we know about liveable cities into public policy’. http://theconversation.com/a-healthy-approach-how-to-turn-what-we-know-about-liveable-cities-into-public-policy-50185
  12. Harris P., Armstrong, B. Kent, J. Op-ed: Mobile and healthy cities: can Australian policy catch up with the evidence? (Croakey 8th October 2015) http://croakey.org/mobile-and-healthy-cities-can-australian-policy-catch-up-with-the-evidence/
  13. Harris, P., Sainsbury, P. Should Mines Be Approved on Money Alone? The Conversation, 16 September, 2013. http://theconversation.com/should-mines-be-approved-on-money-alone-17782

Formal Policy Engagement:

  • Public Expert Witness: Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW, 2020, NSW Parliament.
  • Public Expert Witness: Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Territorial Limits Bill), 2020, NSW Parliament
  • Health in Healthy Built Environment Principles for inclusion in the NSW standard online Development Control Plan, CityPlan for NSW Health, 2019
  • Public Expert Witness: NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Westconnex (2018), NSW Territorial Limits Bill (2020)
  • Expert Witness on behalf of NSW Environmental Defenders Office, 2015, 2017, 2022

My Research Supervision

Brendan Clifford (Housing and Homelesseness and Health) - University of Sydney

My Teaching

I coordinate the Policy Studies unit PHCM9381