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Professor James Harrison

Mark Oliphant Building (Level 2B), GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA, 5001
Tel: (08) 8201 7602


Professor James Harrison is an Injury Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician. He was appointed as the Founding Director of the Research Centre for Injury Studies at Flinders University in 1997 and has been the Director of the National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU) since 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney.

James is interested in the areas of measurement and classification of injury, injury burden and determinants of injury in populations and the descriptive epidemiology of injury for public health purposes.

In 2013, Professor Harrison was honoured with the Distinguished Career Award of the American Public Health Associations Injury Prevention Section, in 2015 he received the Award for Contribution to Research in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion from the Australian Injury Prevention Network and in 2003 he received the Award for Sustained Achievement in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. James is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Last updated: 5 June 2017
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