A complete list of publications can be found on my university webpage, or google scholar. All my (first author) publications are open access, and are I have linked to the PDFs/sites below. If you want anything and it’s not open access though, I’ll happily send you a PDF.


Harrison S, Davies AR, Dickson M, et al. (2020) The Causal Effects of Health Conditions and Risk Factors on Social and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Mendelian Randomization in UK Biobank. International Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: (accepted, not published yet, MedRXiv DOI:

Harrison S, Tilling K, Turner EL, et al. (2020) Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Associations Between Body Mass Index, Prostate Cancer, Advanced Prostate Cancer and Prostate Specific AntigenCancer Causes & Control. DOI:

Dixon P, Hollingworth W, Harrison S, et al. (2020) Randomization analysis of the causal effect of adiposity on hospital costs. J Health Econ. DOI:

Thornton H V., Turner KME, Harrison S, et al. (2019) Assessing the potential of upper respiratory tract point-of-care testing: a systematic review of the prognostic significance of upper respiratory tract microbes. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. DOI:

Rayner TA, Harrison S, Rival P, et al. (2019) Minimally invasive versus conventional surgery of the ascending aorta and root: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cardio-Thoracic Surg. DOI:

Howe LD, Kanayalal R, Harrison S, et al. (2019) Effects of body mass index on relationship status, social contact and socio-economic position: Mendelian randomization and within-sibling study in UK Biobank. Int J Epidemiol. DOI:

North TL, Davies NM, Harrison S, et al. (2019) Using Genetic Instruments to Estimate Interactions in Mendelian Randomization Studies Epidemiology. DOI:

Richardson TG, Harrison S, Hemani G, Davey Smith G (2019) An atlas of polygenic risk score associations to highlight putative causal relationships across the human phenome eLIFE. DOI:

Lewis SJ, Gardner M, …, Harrison S, … Martin RM (2017) Developing the WCRF International/University of Bristol Methodology for Identifying and Carrying Out Systematic Reviews of Mechanisms of Exposure–Cancer Associations Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers. DOI:

Young GJ*, Harrison S*, Turner EL, et al. (2017) Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) testing of men in UK general practice: a 10-year longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. *Joint first author. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017729

Lewis SJ, Gardner M, Higgins JPT, Holly JMP, Gaunt TR, Perks CM, Turner SD, Rinaldi S, Thomas S, Harrison S, et al. (2017) Developing the WCRF International/University of Bristol methodology for identifying and carrying out systematic reviews of mechanisms of exposure-cancer associations. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0232

Harrison S, Jones HE, Martin RM, Lewis SJ, Higgins JP (2017) The albatross plot: a novel graphical tool for presenting results of diversely reported studies in a systematic review. Res Synth Methods 8(3), 281-289. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1239

Harrison S*, Lennon R*, Holly J, et al. (2017) Does milk intake promote prostate cancer initiation or progression via effects on insulin-like growth factors (IGFs)? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Causes Control 28(6), 497–528. *Joint first author. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0883-1

Hunter B, Harrison S, Portela A, Bick D (2017) The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services: A systematic review. PLoS One 12(3). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173068

Harrison S, Tilling K, Turner EL, et al. (2016) Investigating the prostate specific antigen, body mass index and age relationship: is an age-BMI-adjusted PSA model clinically useful? Cancer Causes Control 27(12):1465–74. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0827-1

Macarthur GJ, Harrison S, Caldwell DM, Hickman M, Campbell R (2016) Peer-led interventions to prevent tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use among young people aged 11-21 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 111(3), 391–407. DOI: 10.1111/add.13224