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Assoc Prof Andrew Harrison - Rheumatologist



MB ChB 1986 Otago; FRACP 1994


He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Otago Wellington, and is Clinical Head of Wellington Regional Rheumatology Unit and Clinical Leader of Research at Capital & Coast DHB. He serves as medical advisor to Arthritis New Zealand, and is a past-President of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association.  He has been practising rheumatology for more than 20 years.   

Specialist Training: 

He is a graduate of the University of Otago School of Medicine and trained in rheumatology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Wellington and London. He completed his PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, U.K.


Andrew has special clinical interests in:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia and soft tissue conditions such as tendinitis and bursitis.

His research interests include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Barriers to access to health services

He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on these and other rheumatological conditions.

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

9 February 1988

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Assoc Prof Andrew Harrison - Rheumatologist is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Bowen Specialist Medical Centre, 98 Churchill Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington