Dr Claire Harrison
MB BCh, BAO, BMedSci, MRCSI, FRACGP
Senior Lecturer/ Year 4 Coordinator
Department of General Practice
Telephone: + 61 3 9902 4450
Facsimile: + 61 3 9902 4300
Dr Claire Harrison is an academic General Practitioner. She graduated from University College Cork, Ireland in 1999 (MB BCh BAO BMedSci). Dr Harrison was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 2002, Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (Merit) in 2006 and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.
Dr Harrison has obtained the Essential Skills in Medical Education and Research Essential Skills in Medical Education certificates, and on completion of the ESME Leadership Online Course, the ESME Certificate in Medical Education, all of which were awarded by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
Prior to immigrating to Australia, Dr Harrison underwent hospital training in Ireland and General Practitioner training in Edinburgh, Scotland. She worked both as a General Practitioner and Forensic Medical Examiner in Edinburgh. She immigrated to Australia in October 2008 to work as a General Practitioner. In 2010 Dr Harrison joined the staff at Griffith University School of Medicine, initially working as a facilitator for the clinical skills workshops for Years 1 and 2. She was appointed to the role of Academic Manager (Course Convenor) Years 3 and 4 in May 2011, a position which she held until May 2014. Whilst working at Griffith University, Dr Harrison received a Health Excellence Award (in recognition of outstanding contributions to the curriculum, assessment and as lead of the group piloting the ASPIRE initiative, the latter developed by AMEE). In addition, Dr Harrison received awards from the graduating cohort of medical students in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in recognition of her role as course convenor.
Dr Harrison moved to Monash University in May 2014 where she is the Curriculum and Assessment Lead of the General Practice program. In 2015, Dr Harrison received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2016, a Monash University-OLT Teaching Innovation and Impact award. She co-chairs the Year 4C Assessment Working Group and represents Monash University on the Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM) project. She is the project lead of MEyeNET (innovative, online, clinical reasoning resource in ENT and ophthalmology) and in 2016 led a pilot of the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA). In 2017, Dr Harrison is working with the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and colleagues in medical schools across Australia, to pilot the PSA on a more nationwide basis.
Dr Harrison is involved in postgraduate training as Unit Coordinator of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in General Practice in the new Masters of Advanced Primary Health Care Practice. Read more about her contribution to the Masters here. She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Expert Committee-Pre-Fellowship Education.
Research interests include measurement and improvement of competence in prescribing, ENT and ophthalmology, in addition to how best to teach and master skills in clinical reasoning.