Dr Paul Harrison BSc, PhD, FRCPath

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Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

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Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Paul Harrison is the Healing Foundation Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is a Past- President of the British Society of Haemostasis & Thrombosis (BSHT) and a Past-chairman of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Platelet Physiology Scientific and standardization committee. He has published over 130 papers and book chapters/reviews in his field. In 2010 Paul was featured as one of the top 100 healthcare scientists in the UK by the Department of Health.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath)
  • Registered Clinical Scientist
  • PhD
  • BSc Biochemistry (Toxicology)

Teaching

  • MBChB
    • Personal Mentor for Medical Students
    • Tutor for Infection, Immunology & Haematology (Year 2)
    • Lecturer for SP1 - Clinical Aspects of Immunology, Haematology & Immunity
  • MPharm
    • Lecturer and Tutor
  • BMedSc
    • Lecturer - Vascular Biology and Pathology (Year 1)
    • Lecturer - Immunity and Infection (Year 2)
    • Lecturer - Immunity & inflammatory Disease (Year 3)
    • Lecturer - Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology (Year 3)

Postgraduate supervision

Paul Harrison is the Healing Foundation Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing. He is a Past- President of the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis (BSHT) and a Past-chairman of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Platelet Physiology Scientific and standardization committee. He has published over 130 papers and book chapters/reviews in his field. In 2010 Paul was featured as one of the top 100 healthcare scientists in the UK by the Department of Health.

Dr Harrison is researching into the influence of traumatic injury and burns on the systemic inflammatory response with a particular focus on haemostatic and thrombotic parameters. He is also a member of the Birmingham platelet group and the Genotyping and Phenotyping of Platelets Study (GAPP). His main interests are platelet biology, platelet counting, thrombopoeisis, platelet function testing and microvesicles.

Other activities

  • Past-President of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Past-Chairman of the Platelet Physiology Scientific and Standardization committee of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • Co-editor in chief of Platelets (2015-2020) (Impact factor 3.213)
    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/iplt20
  • Member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the International Journal for Laboratory Haematology and an associate editor for the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
  • Winner of 2009 Sysmex Outstanding Science Award, Istanbul, May 2009
  • Featured in the publication “Extraordinary You” – as one of top 100 healthcare scientists within the UK by the Department of Health, 2009/2010
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_117580

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Dinsdale, R, Hazeldine, J, Al-Tarrah, K, Hampson, P, Devi, A, Ermogenous, C, Bamford, A, Bishop, J, watts, S, kirkman, E, dalle lucca, J, midwinter, M, woolley, T, Foster, M, Lord, J, Moiemen, N & Harrison, P 2019, 'Dysregulation of the actin scavenging system and inhibition of DNAse activity following severe thermal injury' British Journal of Surgery.

Hazeldine, J, Harrison, P, Dinsdale, R & Lord, J 2019, 'Traumatic injury and exposure to mitochondrial-derived damage associated molecular patterns suppresses neutrophil extracellular trap formation' Frontiers in immunology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.00685

Alsousou, J, Keene, D, Harrison, P, Hulley, P, Wagland, S, Thompson, J, Byrne, C, Schlussel, MM, O'Connor, H, Dutton, S, Lamb, S & Willett, K 2019, 'Platelet Rich Plasma injection versus placebo injection in adults with acute Achilles tendon ruptures: the PATH-2 multicentre randomised controlled trial' Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation.

Gasecka, A, Nieuwland, R, Budnick, M, Dignat-George, F, Eyileten, C, Harrison, P, Huczek, Z, Kaplon-Cieslicka, A, Lacroix, R, Opolski, G, Pluta, K, van der Pol, E, Postula, M, Leroyer, A, Siljander, P, Starke, A & Filipiak, K 2018, 'Randomized controlled trial protocol to investigate the antiplatelet therapy effect on extracellular vesicles in acute myocardial infarction (AFFECT EV)' Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2018.1557616

Noy, PJ, Gavin, RL, Colombo, D, Haining, EJ, Reyat, JS, Payne, H, Thielmann, I, Lokman, AB, Neag, G, Yang, J, Lloyd, T, Harrison, N, Heath, VL, Gardiner, C, Whitworth, KM, Robinson, J, Koo, CZ, Di Maio, A, Harrison, P, Lee, SP, Michelangeli, F, Kalia, N, Rainger, GE, Nieswandt, B, Brill, A, Watson, SP & Tomlinson, MG 2018, 'Tspan18 is a novel regulator of the Ca2+ channel Orai1 and von Willebrand factor release in endothelial cells' Haematologica. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.194241

Lowe, G, Fickowska, R, Al Ghaithi, RHR, Maclachlan, A, Harrison, P, Lester, W, Watson, S, Myers, B, Clark, TJ & Morgan, N 2018, 'Investigation of the contribution of an underlying platelet defect in women with unexplained heavy menstrual bleeding' Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2018.1543865

Al Ghaithi, RHR, Mori, J, Nagy, Z, Maclachlan, A, Hardy, L, Philippou, H, Hethershaw, E, Morgan, N, Senis, Y & Harrison, P 2018, 'Evaluation of the Total Thrombus-Formation System (T-TAS): application to human and mouse blood analysis: evaluation of T-TAS in assessing clot formation ' Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2018.1535704

Kuravi, S, Harrison, P, Rainger, G & Nash, G 2018, 'Ability of Platelet-Derived Extracellular Vesicles to Promote Neutrophil-Endothelial Cell Interactions' Inflammation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10753-018-0893-5

Frelinger, AL, Gachet, C, Mumford, A, Noris, P, Mezzano, D, Harrison, P & Gresele, P 2018, 'Laboratory Monitoring of P2Y12 Inhibitors: a Position Statement of the Platelet Physiology Scientific and Standardization Committee' Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, vol. 16, pp. 2374-2346. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1111/jth.14282

Harrison, P, bethel, A, Kennedy, I, Dinsdale, R, Coleman, R & Holman, R 2018, 'Comparison of nine platelet function tests used to determine responses to different aspirin dosages in people with type 2 Diabetes: platelet function testing in type 2 Diabetes' Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2018.1478402

Harrison, P, Subcommittee on Platelet Physiology, Alsousou, J, Andia, I, Burnouf, T, Ehrenfest, DD, Everts, P, Langer, H, Magalon, J, Marck, R & Gresele, P 2018, 'The use of platelets in regenerative medicine and proposal for a new classification system: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH' Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. https://doi.org/10.1111/jth.14223

Chapter

Lordkipanidze, M, Hvas, A-M & Harrison, P 2019, Clinical Tests of Platelet Function. in A Michelson, M Cattaneo, A Frelinger & P Newman (eds), Platelets. 4th edition edn, Academic Press (Elsevier), London, pp. 593-608.

Kemble, S, Briggs, C & Harrison, P 2019, Platelet Counting. in A Michelson, M Cattaneo, L Frelinger & P Newman (eds), Platelets. 4th edition edn, Academic Press (Elsevier), London, pp. 582-591.

Alsousou, J & Harrison, P 2019, Therapeutic Platelet-Rich Plasma in Wound Healing. in A Michelson, M Cattaneo, L Frelinger & P Newman (eds), Platelets. 4th edition edn, Academic Press (Elsevier), London, pp. 1161-1171.

Editorial

Halford, G, Harrison, P & Watson, S 2019, 'Platelets – the second growth cycle' Platelets, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2019.1549810

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