Jim Harrison is Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. He also serves as Africa Regional Director for the AO Alliance, a developmental organisation dedicated to improving Trauma care in Low Income countries (LICs).
Jim trained in Oxford and Newcastle, with a fellowship in Tropical orthopaedics under Chris Lavy in Malawi. On completion of training Jim took a position with Cure International as Foundation Medical Director of the Beit Cure International hospital, Malawi. He also worked in an honorary position in the Malawi Medical College and providing Trauma care in Queen Elizabeth Government hospital. After 11 years in Malawi Jim returned to a post in the NHS at Chester, where he has served for 8 years.
Jim’s passion is for supporting the development of Trauma and Orthopaedic care in LICs of sub-Saharan Africa. Through the AO Alliance educational programmes are now active in 28 such countries, and wider country fracture-care initiatives serve in 4 of these.
Jim’s research interests relate to HIV, chronic osteomyelitis, trauma registries in LICs, and he established and supports the only arthroplasty registry in an LIC (Malawi) which is in its fifteenth year of service.