Usher Institute

New Year Honours for Professor Ewen Harrison

Professor Ewen Harrison receives OBE in New Years Honours list 2023.

Professor Ewen Harrison, who is professor of Surgery and Data Science, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Covid-19 response.

Professor Harrison leads the Surgical and Critical Care Informatics group, performing data-driven research focused on improving patient outcomes after surgery and in intensive care.

He is Professor of Surgery and Data Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is originally from Taynuilt in Argyll and studied at the University of Glasgow.

Talented individuals

Professor Harrison said:

It is a privilege to collaborate with some of the most talented individuals in the world, working to improve the health and care of people both locally and across the world. This award reflects the hard work of thousands of individuals, and I am truly honoured to receive it.

His many research interests include data science and artificial intelligence – areas that were crucial in early work understanding Covid-19.

Professor Harrison leads the NIHR Unit on Global Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, which is a collaboration with the University of Birmingham.

It provides a platform for the GlobalSurg Collaborative – an international collaboration of 15,000 individuals in 420 hospitals across 102 countries, studying outcomes in general surgery and quality improvement. 

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