Dr Paul Harrison BSc, PhD, FRCPath

Paul Harrison

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 Scar Free 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 180 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)

Biography

Paul Harrison is the Scar Free Foundation Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham. He is a Past-President of the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis (BSHT), a Past-chairman of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Platelet Physiology Scientific and standardization committee and co-editor in chief of the International Journal “Platelets”. He has published over 180 papers and book chapters/reviews. In 2010 Paul was featured as one of the top 100 healthcare scientists in the UK by the Department of Health.

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 Scar free Foundation Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing. 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.

Current PhD projects include :-
1) Measurement of preplatelets in inherited and acquired thrombocytopenia
2) Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Thermal and Traumatic Injury
3) Measurement of extracellular vesicles in cardiovascular disease by a novel interferometric imaging method

If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Dr Paul Harrison directly, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email mds-gradschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.

Research

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, thrombopoeisis, platelet function testing, extracellular vesicles and regenerative medicine.

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
  • Board member of the International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH)
  • Co-editor in chief of Platelets (2015-2022) (Impact factor 3.106) 
  • Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • 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

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Kearney, R, Ji, C, Warwick, J, Parsons, N, Brown, J, Harrison, P, Young, J & Costa, M 2021, 'Effect of platelet-rich plasma injection vs sham injection on tendon dysfunction in patients with chronic midportion achilles tendinopathy: a randomized clinical trial', JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 326, no. 2, pp. 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.6986.

Cato, L, Bailiff, B, Price, J, Ermogenous, C, Hazeldine, J, Lester, W, Lowe, G, Wearn, C, Bishop, J, Lord, J, Moiemen, N & Harrison, P 2021, 'Heparin resistance in severe thermal injury: a prospective cohort study', Burns & Trauma. <https://academic.oup.com/burnstrauma>

Price, J, Gardiner, C & Harrison, P 2021, 'Platelet‐enhanced plasma: characterization of a novel candidate resuscitation fluid's extracellular vesicle content, clotting parameters, and thrombin generation capacity', Transfusion. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.16423

Hazeldine, J, Dinsdale, R, Naumann, D, Acharjee, A, Bishop, J, Lord, J & Harrison, P 2021, 'Traumatic injury is associated with reduced deoxyribonuclease activity and dysregulation of the actin scavenging system', Burns & Trauma, vol. 9, tkab001. https://doi.org/10.1093/burnst/tkab001

Chimen, M, Evryviadou, A, Box, CL, Harrison, MJ, Hazeldine, J, Dib, LH, Kuravi, SJ, Payne, H, Price, JMJ, Kavanagh, D, Iqbal, AJ, Lax, S, Kalia, N, Brill, A, Thomas, SG, Belli, A, Crombie, N, Adams, RA, Evans, S-A, Deckmyn, H, Lord, JM, Harrison, P, Watson, SP, Nash, GB & Rainger, GE 2020, 'Appropriation of GPIbα from platelet-derived extracellular vesicles supports monocyte recruitment in systemic inflammation', Haematologica, vol. 105, no. 5, pp. 1248-1261. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.215145

Harrison, P, Didembourg, M, Wood, A, Devi, A, Dinsdale, R, Hazeldine, J, Alsousou, J, Keene, D, Hulley, P, Wagland, S, Parsons, S, Thompson, J, Byrne, C, Schlussel, MM, O'Connor, H, Dutton, S, Lamb, S & Willett, K 2020, 'Characteristics of L-PRP preparations for treating achilles tendon rupture within the PATH-2 study', Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2020.1849604

Harrison, P, Lordkipanidzé, M, Andrew L. Frelinger, III, Thomas, MR & Watson, SP 2020, 'Platelet count and disease – editorial policy', Platelets. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2020.1802002

BAT-VAL study investigators & Harrison, P 2020, 'Validation of the ISTH/SSC bleeding assessment tool for inherited platelet disorders: A communication from the Platelet Physiology SSC', Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 732-739. https://doi.org/10.1111/jth.14683

Dinsdale, R, Hazeldine, J, Al-Tarrah, K, Hampson, P, Devi, A, Ermogenous, C, Bamford, A, Bishop, J, Watts, S, Kirkman, E, Dalle Lucca, JJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11310

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.

Editorial

Watson, S, Harrison, P & Halford, G 2020, 'Editorial Platelets 2021: toward a brighter year', Platelets, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2020.1854544

Harrison, P & Alsousou, J 2020, 'Studies on Platelet Rich Plasma - New Editorial Policy for “Platelets”', Platelets, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 281–282. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2020.1729013

Harrison, P & Alsousou, J 2020, 'The state of the art and future of PRP therapy', Platelets, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2020.1869718

Price, J, Lord, J & Harrison, P 2019, '"Inflammaging and Platelet Hyperreactivity:- A new therapeutic target?"', Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH.

Preprint

Kemble, S, Dalby, A, Lowe, GC, Nicolson, PLR, Watson, SP, Senis, Y, Thomas, SG & Harrison, P 2021 'Analysis of preplatelets and their barbell platelet derivatives by imaging flow cytometry' bioRxiv, pp. 1-36. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.30.454421

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