Harrison Hansford BITSS CatalystPublic Health

Harrison is an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar completing his PhD at the School of Health Sciences at University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Harrison’s current research focuses on understanding whether, and for whom interventions for musculoskeletal conditions are safe and effective using ‘big-data,’ which allows us to answer questions that cannot be answered using other sources like randomised trials. He is also interested in developing consumer-centred thresholds of clinical importance, the smallest worthwhile effect, to better interpret the effects of treatments.

Harrison is involved in the development of a reporting guideline for studies emulating a target trial, an increasingly used framework to improve causal inferences from observational studies. Harrison is also a member of NeuRA’s Research Quality Committee to improve open science practices within NeuRA and is passionate about improving the reporting and conduct of research, locally and internationally.