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Professor Priscilla Harries
Honorary Professor - Health Sciences


I have worked in the public sector for 30 years, across a variety of clinical, research and management positions in health and education in London. I am an Honorary Professor of Occupational Therapy at Brunel and my permanent substantive post is as Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise based at St George's Campus, University of London in South London

My research is in the fields of clinical decision making, expertise development and intuition. I have held competitively funded grants, awarded by Wellcome Trust, UK Research Councils, Professional bodies, NHS Charitable Trusts and Health Education England.

I am an UoA 3 Subpanel member 2021 (criteria and assessment stages), Fellow of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Chair of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) R&D Board, Vice Chair of RCOT, an appointed HEE/NIHR Clinical Academic mentor, and a panel member for the NIHR HTA and NIHR Clinical Doctorate Fellows Panel.

Twitter handle @Cilla_Harries


PhD, 2004 Human Sciences, Brunel University London, England

MSc, 1996 Occupational Therapy, Exeter University, England

Dip.COT,1987 (with distinction), Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford

Previous posts held

2014-2018     Professor and Head of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University London (Winner of 2019 VC's Heads Prize)

2013-2015     Reader, Brunel University London.

2012-2013     Senior Lecturer, Divisional Research Lead and School Impact Champion, School of Health Science and Social Care.

2009-2013     Senior Lecturer, Divisional Research Lead and MSc Course Leader (Occupational Therapy), School of Health Science and Social Care.

2003-2009      Lecturer and MSc Course Leader (Occupational Therapy), School of Health Science and Social Care, Brunel University London (discretionary award for outstanding work in teaching and research in 2004)

1995-2003      Lecturer in Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London. 

1993 1994  Sabbatical in Autumn term: Volunteer Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, South India.

1987-1995    Occupational Therapist, Bethlem & Maudsley Hospitals in the clinical fields of neurology, neurosurgery, adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders, older adults, psychosis, community mental health and post partum psychiatry.

Newest selected publications

Vaucher, P., Choi, M., GĂ©linas, I., Harries, P., Margot-Cattin, I., Mazer, B., et al. (2018) 'Development of the International Expert Advisory Panel on Community Health and Transport (I-CHaT) to coordinate research on transport mobility'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81 (5). pp. 245 - 246. ISSN: 0308-0226 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dalley, G., Gilhooly, ML., Gilhooly, K., Levi, M. and Harries, P. (2017) 'Researching the financial abuse of individuals lacking mental capacity'. Journal of Adult Protection, 19 (6). pp. 394 - 405. ISSN: 1466-8203 Open Access Link

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Dalley, G., Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K., Harries, P. and Levi, M. (2017) 'Exploring financial abuse as a feature of family life: an analysis of Court of Protection cases'. Elder Law Journal, 7 (1). pp. 28 - 37. ISSN: 1070-1478 Open Access Link

Journal article

Harries, PA., Gokalp, H., Davies, M., Tomlinson, C. and Hickson, M. (2017) 'Enhanced referral prioritisation for acute adult dietetic services: a randomised control trial to test a web-based decision training tool.'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 37 (5). pp. 1456 - 1461. ISSN: 0954-3007 Open Access Link

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