Harrison Carter is a member of the global innovation panel on the NNedPro Core Team and Chairman of the British Medical Association's (BMA) UK Medical Student Committee being the longest serving chair of this committee in the history of the BMA. As chair of this committee he is the lead negotiator with UK Government on policy pertaining to medical students. As well as this he is a member of BMA Council and a Key Spokesperson for the BMA. He is currently a final year medical student at Bristol University. He will begin the Academic Foundation Programme in London in August being placed in his top ranked rotation of Academic Nephrology.
NNEdPro GIP Member (Medical Students/Doctors)
Harrison has a strong interest in clinical and public health nutrition and was co-lead applicant for the Nutrition Education Policy in Healthcare Practice initiative which was awarded the International MNI Award at the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Congress at The Hague. In addition, he was awarded a scholarship to study nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition medicine at the University of North Carolina’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis and co-chaired the 3rd International Summit on medical nutrition education and research. Harrison will also be making continued contributions to the Teaching Kitchen project in Kolkata, India.
Harrison was previously a Newton College Masters Student at Downing College, Cambridge where he studied an MPhil in Public Health. He was also Alfred Monks Scholar at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam studying the planning and evaluation of health screening programmes as well as an IHI Scholar at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement working on patient safety initiatives. With an interest in laboratory research Harrison was also a Lister Fellow Student at Oxford University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology which was awarded Kidney Research UK’s, UK intercalated degree award and which resulted in two national and one international conference presentation and a number of abstract publications. His work, during this degree, observing glomerular blood vessel changes in specimens with diabetic nephropathy was also awarded national Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences prizes.
With an interest in medical education, Harrison interviews for and teaches about preventative medicine on the University of Bristol MB ChB, and was a medical education researcher at Keele University looking at the concurrent learning and teaching of multimorbidity in primary care. An advocate for young people being involved in shaping the healthcare system, he worked with UCL’s instute of Child Health and the Department of Health in the publication of articles discussing participatory governance in hospitals and was briefly involved in the setting up of the evaluation of the talkLAB consortium which originated from Imperial College.
As an Associate Research Assistant at De Montfort University Harrison contributed to two academic books pertaining to the interface between health and social care and as Director of Policy and Advocacy for medsin-uk wrote the organisation’s parliamentary engagement strategy.
He previously worked with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit on the Big Society and a more recent venture into politics was as a member of the BMA’s UK Council and Junior Doctor Executive Committee both of whom played a leading role in the recent junior doctors contract dispute.
He is passionate about NNedPro because he believes that medical students are under prepared to care for and manage patients’ nutrition.