Pat Harris has been a consultant astrologer since gaining her diploma with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1982 and was an FAS council member from 1982 to 1998, creating and holding the role of PR Officer for the Faculty from 1990. She has worked in counselling and psychology using her astrological expertise in her client practice for nearly thirty years. In 2000, she helped create the Research Group for the Critical Study of Astrology, becoming its Deputy Convenor in 2005 and Convenor in 2008. She has been editor of Correlation - the Astrological Association research journal - since 1999. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Southampton (UK) in 2007 (thesis title: Applications of Astrology to Health Psychology: astrological and psychological factors and fertility treatment outcome.) She is also a member (academic status) of the College of Medicine and has had various research papers published in both astrological and medical journals.
Currently, she is involved in developing further research projects within UK universities and is in practice as a consultant in astrology and health psychology specialising in women's reproductive health.