Dr Anthony Harrison

Dr Anthony Harrison


My previous PhD and post-doctoral research has focused on developing a biopsychosocial model and associated treatment for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) pain, and examining the effectiveness of exercise and behavioural interventions for MS fatigue in two large systematic reviews. Consequently, I have a particular interest in more traditional cognitive-behavioural approaches (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based interventions, as applied to long-term physical and mental health conditions. More recently I have been designing studies aiming to examine the psychological determinants of treatment non-adherence in cancer and HIV. I also have an ongoing interest in developing low-intensity web-based interventions with remote therapist support, and developing psychological interventions for people in intensive care.


Harrison, A.M. and Harrison A.M. (2016) Necessary but not sufficient: Unique author identifiers. BMJ Innovations. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2016-000135

Harrison, A.M., McCracken, L.M., Jones, K., Norton, S., and Moss-Morris, R. (2016). Evaluating the potential efficacy of a guided self-management hybrid CBT and ACT intervention for Multiple Sclerosis pain. Disability and Rehabilitation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1209580

Yu, L., Norton, S., Harrison, A.M., McCracken, L.M. (2015). In search of the person in pain: A systematic review of conceptualization, assessment methods, and evidence for self and identity in chronic pain. Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science, 4(4), 246-262.

Wade, D., Moon, Z., Windgassen, S., Morris, L., Harrison, A.M., Weinman, J. (2015). Non-pharmacological interventions to reduce psychological distress in ICU patients: A systematic review. Minerva Anestesiologica, online available.

Harrison, A.M., McCracken, L.M., Silber, E., and Moss-Morris, R. (2015 in press). Beyond a physical symptom: The Importance of Psychosocial Factors in Multiple Sclerosis pain. European Journal of Neurology. 22, 1443–1452.

Harrison, A. M., Bogosian, A., Silber, E., McCracken, L. and Moss-Morris R. (2015). “It feels like someone is hammering my feet”:  Understanding pain and its management from the perspective of people with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 21(4) 466-476.

Harrison, A.M., McCracken, L.M., Bogosian, A. and Moss-Morris, R. (2015). Towards a Better Understanding of MS Pain: A Systematic Review of Potentially Modifiable Psychosocial Factors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 78, 12–24.

Harrison, A. M., and Goozee, R. (2014). Psych-related iPhone Apps. Journal of Mental Health, 23(1), 48-50.

Research interests

My primary research interests are in the field of chronic pain and treatment non-adherence. Clinically, I am interested in adults with long-term health conditions and contextual behavioural science.


  • PhD Psychology, King's College London
  • MSc Mental Health Services and Populations Research, King's College London
  • BSc Psychology, University of Hertfordshire