I am a PhD candidate affiliated with the research project Clinical encounters with refugees suffering from mental health problems, within the Society and Workplace Diversity research group. My project will focus on understanding the possible obstacles faced by general practitioners in Norway when treating refugees with mental health problems. In 2015, I graduated with a BSc in Psychology from the University of York. I completed my MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences in 2017 at University College London (UCL). My research at UCL focused on comparing hospital admissions for substance-use disorders in refugees, non-refugee migrants, and the native population in Sweden, with a focus on the role of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Following this, I trained as a psychological wellbeing practitioner at UCL and conducted low intensity cognitive behavioural interventions with people suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
My research interests include exploring the obstacles faced in providing appropriate care to refugees with mental health problems and the role of drugs and alcohol in mental illness.
- 2020. General practitioners' experiences of clinical consultations with refugees suffering from mental health problems. Frontiers in Psychology.
- 2019. Substance use disorders in refugee and migrant groups in Sweden: A nationwide cohort study of 1.2 million people. PLoS Medicine. 19 pages.
- 2019. Exploring GPs experiences of clinical consultations with refugees suffering from mental health problems in Norway.
- 2020. Fastlegers erfaringer i kliniske møter med flyktningspasienter som lider av psykiske problemer – hvilke barrierer oppleves og hva hjelper?
- 2019. Exploring GPs’ experiences of clinical consultations with refugees suffering from mental health problems in Norway.
- 2020. We are basically going to be ok. REPLIKK – Tidsskrift for samfunnsvitskap og humaniora.
Harris, S. M., Binder, P. E., & Sandal, G. M. (2020). General Practitioners’ Experiences of Clinical Consultations With Refugees Suffering From Mental Health Problems. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
Harris, S., Dykxhoorn, J., Hollander, A. C., Dalman, C., & Kirkbride, J. B. (2019). Substance use disorders in refugee and migrant groups in Sweden: A nationwide cohort study of 1.2 million people. PLoS medicine, 16(11).
Clinical Encounters with Refugees Suffering from Mental Health Problems, University of Bergen
PsyLife Group, University College London