Harrison Carter is the longest serving co-Chairman of the British Medical Association’s (BMA) UK Medical Student Committee in the history of the BMA, having won 4 separate elections. As chair of this committee he is the lead negotiator with UK Government on policy pertaining to medical students. In this role, he has worked on landmark reports on widening access, GP recruitment and reforming training. He has also been successful in securing assurances from government about international doctor’s visas in the U.K, has halted the abolition of provisional GMC registration and was the first committee co-chair to publish a priorities document about how future doctors can safeguard the NHS. He is a Newton Masters Scholar studying for a Masters in Public Health at Downing College, Cambridge. He was previously a Lister Fellow Student at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford working on non-coding mutations in Ovarian Cancer.
Harrison is also a medical student at Bristol University where he was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology which won the national Kidney Research UK’s, UK intercalated degree award. 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. At Medsin-UK, Harrison was the Director of Policy and Advocacy and wrote the organisation’s Parliamentary Engagement Strategy. Through his work, the UN Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 development, chaired by the former Prime Minister David Cameron, acknowledged medsin-uk on 7 separate occasions. He also provided national commentary on migrant entitlement to healthcare which featured in a major Guardian Newspaper report where two of his recommendations were accepted.
He is a core team member in NNEdPro, the global nutrition think tank and knowledge exchange network, where he has published on nutrition education and worked with the UN GODAN partnership. Prior to medicine Harrison was an Associate Research Assistant at De Montfort University, in the Centre for Social Action. From this work he is a chapter author and acknowledge contributor on two books about empowerment in action. He previously worked with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit on the Big Society and National Citizen Service.
In his spare time, he is a keen pianist, singer and organist. He was awarded the Dean’s Chorister Award and the Bishop’s Chorister Award with Merit.