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Alexander Harrison
Research Fellow and Analyst



Alexander joined the Department of Health Sciences in 2014 as a data analyst and has a background in biological sciences, which includes experimental research in oesophageal cancer. He completed his PhD in 2020, entitled 'What service and patient characteristics are associated with cardiac rehabilitation outcomes', focused on Cardiac Rehabilitation and the use of observational studies in health research. Alex’s current area of interest is factors affecting outcomes in complex interventions.


  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • MSc Applied Health Research
  • PhD in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Observational Studies methodology 2020



Alexander has a broad interest in health research, which includes both qualitative and quantitative research, in a range of settings. Although currently working on observational studies, Alex has experience in a range of study types.


  • Research Factors influencing outcomes of participating population in UK Cardiac Rehabilitation; specifically using multi-level modelling on audit level data.

Previous research

  • An experimental study looking at biological differences in two strains of radiation resistant oesophageal cancer to generate way of identification using exosome release. 
  • A Master’s thesis of the volume-outcome relationship in UK Cardiac rehabilitation using NACR data 2011-12.

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Alexander Harrison

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Dr Alexander Harrison
Research Fellow and Analyst

Tel: 01904 32(1827)