Department: Clinical Team
Position: Lead Autism Nurse
James Harrison is the Lead Autism Nurse for Ellern Mede Group. He has worked with Ellern Mede Moorgate as a senior nurse since the hospital opened in 2019 and proved to be a leader on the wards with a deep understanding of the needs of patients, including those who are on the Autism Spectrum. As a result, James is now the Lead Autism Nurse for the Group. He is trained in ADOS-2 and ADI-R and will commence studying an MA Autism Studies in 2021. James began his career as a healthcare assistant in a residential school for children with autism. He completed studies in Applied Nursing for Learning Disabilities and Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University. He has experience in the secure mental health sector, CAMHS PICU, and has also worked with patients with personality disorder.