Professor John Harrison

National Police Chief Medical Officer - National Police Wellbeing Service, College of Policing

Professor Harrison is the National Police Chief Medical Officer based in the National Police Wellbeing Service (NPWS)/ College of Policing. Between 2014 and 2021 he was Chief Medical Officer for Devon and Cornwall police and strategic health and wellbeing lead for the Alliance with Dorset Police. In 2019 he joined the NPWS, as Senior Medical Advisor, and became interim CMO in May 2022. This became a substantive appointment in May 2023. He moved to work in Devon in 2014 having been Clinical Director of Organisational Health and Wellbeing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2003 – 2014) and Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine / Consultant Occupational Physician at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (1990 – 2003).

He has held positions as Director of NHS Plus/advisor to the Health and Work team of the Department of Health and Head of the National School for Occupational Health of England and Wales. He is an Associate Professor at Brunel University in clinical organisational development. Previously he was Academic Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, a board member of ICOH (International Commission for Occupational Health) and a past Chairman of EASOM (European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine).

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