Michael Harris


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Personal profile

Research interests

Early diagnosis of cancer in primary care

Research on medical education methods


Teaching interests

Critical appaisal skills

Research methodology

Education for primary care trainees and established GPs

Other responsibilities

I run the Örenäs Research Group, a 25-country European collaborative of primary care researchers that was formed in 2013 to study the factors influencing national variations in the timeliness of cancer diagnosis of cancer in primary care. 

Education/Academic qualification

MMEd, Master of Education, University of Dundee

FRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners

MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners

Doctor of Medicine, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust

External positions

Research Associate, University of Bern

Oct 2017 → …

Visiting Professor, Shupyk National Academy of Postgraduate Education

Sep 2017 → …

Honorary Senior Consultant, University of Bern



  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • Survival
  • Europe
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Cancer
  • Decision Making

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Projects 2015 2019

The Örenäs Research Group

Harris, M.

1/01/15 → …

Project: Other

Örenäs Research Group: survey for GPs

Harris, M. & Taylor, G.


Project: Other

Research Output 2014 2019

Correction to: How does 'banter' influence trainee doctors' choice of career? A qualitative study

Wainwright, D., Harris, M. & Wainwright, E., 20 Aug 2019, In : BMC Medical Education. 19, 1, p. 1 1 p., 313.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access

How European primary care practitioners think the timeliness of cancer diagnosis can be improved: A thematic analysis

Harris, M., Thulesius, H., Neves, A. L., Harker, S., Koskela, T., Petek, D., Hoffman, R., Brekke, M., Buczkowski, K., Buono, N., Costiug, E., Dinant, G. J., Foreva, G., Jakob, E., Marzo-Castillejo, M., Murchie, P., Sawicka-Powierza, J., Schneider, A., Smyrnakis, E., Streit, S. & 4 others, Taylor, G., Vedsted, P., Weltermann, B. & Esteva, M., 24 Sep 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 9, p. 1-10 10 p., e030169.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Primary care physicians' access to in-house ultrasound examinations across Europe: A questionnaire study

Aakjær Andersen, C., Jensen, M. B. B., Toftegaard, B. S., Vedsted, P., Harris, M. & Research Group, Ö., 30 Sep 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 9, p. 1-8 8 p., e030958.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Örenäs Research Group: survey for GPs

Harris, M. (Creator), University of Bath, 5 Sep 2018