Harrison, Paul

Mr, Dr. Paul Liam Harrison

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Brief Biography

Paul is an artist with a background in print, printmaking and publishing. His practice inherently combines the use of traditional print methods and materials with new and emerging technologies. He is currently appointed as a lecturer/researcher in Contemporary Arts Practice at the University of Dundee, Visual Research Centre (VRC) Print Publishing facility where he completed his PhD – ‘Designs for Life: art, science and collaboration – a practice led study in fine art printmaking’. He has since been instrumental in establishing Print Festival Scotland and co-convened the 2013 Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference.

His research interests include an on-going investigation into the relationships between art and science - particularly the inter-relations of visual arts and biological sciences. In recent years he has been engaged in projects with scientists at the University of Dundee, the Human Genetics Unit, MRC, Edinburgh and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory New York. For several years he was the resident artist at the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) and visiting fellow/artist in residence at the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen) at the University of Cardiff. He is currently associate artist with EpiGeneSys, European Network of Excellence based at the Institut Curie, Paris and in 2019 was appointed as a Cameron Visiting Professor in Circumpolar/Northern Research at the University of Alberta.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Designs for Life; Art Science and Collaboration - a practice led study in Fine Art Printmaking

Master of Arts


Bachelor of Arts

External positions

External Examiner - Fine Art, Cork Institute of Technology

1 Oct 201930 Sept 2022

Cameron Visiting Professor in Northern/Circumpolar Research, University of Alberta

Apr 2019May 2019

Member of the international review panel for the IMPACT 11 Conference to be hosted in Hong Kong – September 2020


External Examiner - Fine Art, University of Cumbria

1 Oct 201430 Sept 2019

Member of International Steering Committee

2013 → …


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