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Andrew Harrison Associate Professor MedicineMB ChB, FRACP, PhD

Andrew is a rheumatologist and is Clinical Head of the Wellington Regional Rheumatology Unit, practicing at Hutt, Wellington, Kenepuru and Bowen Hospitals.

He is coordinator of the rheumatology component of the 5th year Musculoskeletal Module at the University of Otago Wellington. His current research interests include gout genetics and pathophysiology, ankylosing spondylitis and barriers to access to rheumatology treatment.

Contact details

Department of Medicine
University of Otago Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
New Zealand

Hutt Hospital
Private Bag 31907
Lower Hutt 5040
New Zealand

Tel +64 4 566 6999
Mob +64 27 220 5064


Treharne, G. J., Johnstone, G., Fletcher, B. D., Lamar, R. S. M., White, D., Stebbings, S., & Harrison, A. (2022). Fears about COVID-19 and perceived risk among people with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis following the initial lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. Musculoskeletal Care, 20, 290-298. doi: 10.1002/msc.1585

Johnstone, G., Treharne, G. J., Fletcher, B. D., Lamar, R. S. M., White, D., Harrison, A., & Stebbings, S. (2021). Mental health and quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis in Aotearoa New Zealand following the COVID-19 national lockdown. Rheumatology International, 41, 1763-1772. doi: 10.1007/s00296-021-04952-x

Benham, H., Chiu, H., Tesiram, J., Mehdi, A., Landsberg, P., Grosman, S., Harrison, A., … Van Driel, M. (2021). A patient-centered knowledge translation tool for treat-to-target strategy in rheumatoid arthritis: Patient and rheumatologist perspectives. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 24, 355-363. doi: 10.1111/1756-185x.14051

Hegarty, R. S. M., Conner, T. S., Stebbings, S., Fletcher, B. D., Harrison, A., & Treharne, G. J. (2021). Understanding fatigue-related disability in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: The importance of daily correlates. Arthritis Care & Research, 73(9), 1282-1289. doi: 10.1002/acr.24224

Grainger, R., Townsley, H. R., Stebbings, S., Harrison, A. A., Taylor, W. J., & Stamp, L. K. (2020). Codevelopment of patient self-examination methods and joint count reporting for rheumatoid arthritis [Brief report]. ACR Open Rheumatology, 2(12), 705-709. doi: 10.1002/acr2.11197

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