Ian Harris

Ian Harris

MBBS, MMed(Clin Epi), PhD, FRACS, FAHMS, UNSW Sydney, Australia

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Ian Harris is a clinician and researcher based in Sydney. His is an orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical interest in trauma care where his practice is based at Liverpool Hospital in southwest Sydney. He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the South Western Sydney Clinical School of UNSW Sydney and Honorary Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney where his research is based at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health. His research interests are in surgical outcomes and the appropriateness of medical care. He conducts randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies and methods studies and has over 230 publications and has received over $28 million in grant funding since 2012. He is a critic of many aspects of modern medical practice and is a campaigner for more science in medicine and in society. He published the book Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo in 2016.