Dr Claire Harrison

Senior Lecturer/ Year 4 Coordinator
Department of General Practice

Telephone: + 61 3 9902 4450
Facsimile: + 61 3 9902 4300
Email: claire.harrison@monash.edu


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.