Linton is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow (Clinical Epidemiology) with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention at James Cook University (Cairns). His current role focuses on a mix of chronic disease epidemiology and health services research which has direct application to the health care of high-risk and vulnerable populations in the tropics. He is also a mentor with the JCU Cohort Doctoral Studies Program and a member of JCU’s Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research.

Linton is an enthusiastic advocate for the ethical conduct of research in health and as such is a member of the Far North Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee operated through the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

Linton has been a Registered Nurse (Division 1) since 1989 and has a strong clinical background in a variety of acute medical, surgical and specialty areas mostly at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. This includes haematology, medical oncology, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, acute road trauma, respiratory medicine, hyperbaric medicine, elective surgery, cardiovascular research and two years as a Clinical Educator at Deakin University. Most recently he has worked in Emergency and Renal Dialysis at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hopitals), Queensland (2012-13).

Linton has a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (2001) and a Master of Public Health (2002) from Monash University. From 2000-08 he was involved in teaching various research courses including Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, Master of Public Health, Koori Epidemiology and the undergraduate medical course. Subjects included Epidemiology, Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Management.

In 2008, he completed a PhD in cardiovascular epidemiology working on the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) with Monash University (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine) and the Cancer Council Victoria.

Since then he has held senior research positions with Ambulance Victoria (2008-11) focusing on pre-hospital emergency care including cardiac arrest, trauma and mental health, and with the National Stroke Foundation (2011-12) managing the operation and evaluation of the National Stroke Audit Program.

  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Health services research
  • Primary health care
  • Indigenous health issues
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Nutrition
  • Tropical health issues
  • Design and implementation of RCTs
  • Linkage and analysis of large public health datasets
  • Alcohol
  • Dietary patterns
  • Epidemiology
  • Introduction to clinical research
  • Clinical trial management
  • Ethics and research
  • Nursing for chronic illness and palliative care
  • 2015 to present - Mentor, Cohort Doctoral Studies Program, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2014 to present - Committee Member, Far North Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (Cairns)
  • 2013 to present - Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Manager Data and Evaluation, National Stroke Foundation (Melbourne)
  • 2010 to 2012 - Committee Member, Alfred Health Human Research Ethics Committee (Melbourne)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Research Development Manager, Ambulance Victoria (Melbourne)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Manager Research and Evaluation, Ambulance Victoria (Melbourne)
  • 2004 to 2008 - NHMRC PhD Scholar & Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne)
  • 2000 to 2008 - University Lecturer & Tutor, Monash University (Melbourne)
  • 1998 to 2004 - Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Manager, The Alfred Hospital / Monash University (Melbourne)
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  • 2011 - NHMRC Project Grant – (AI) Rinse Trial: The Rapid Infusion of cold Normal SalinE by paramedics during CPR ($677,888 )
  • 2007 - Monash University Postgraduate Research Travel Grant ($3,000)
  • 2004 - VicHealth Postgraduate Supplement Research Grant ($3,000)
  • 2004 - NHMRC Public Health Scholarship ($77,559) - Dietary Risks and Alcohol as Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Linton Harriss from 2007 onwards.


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  • Health Care Homes in Cairns: a mixed methods study exploring the experience of adults living with chronic conditions to inform the new model of primary health care (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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