Mr Harrison Nash

Mr Harrison Nash

Honorary Lecturer

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Harrison Dax Nash went to school at Devonport High School for Boys in Plymouth, England. After working within entertainment marketing in London, he commenced a volunteer trip abroad to the Maranatha NPO in South Africa in 2007 where he was primarily working with children in residential care and also teaching in township schools. The visit was life changing for him and inspired him to study social work in the UK whilst continuing involvement with Maranatha during visits to South Africa throughout his studies.

In 2009 he also set up the Maranatha Care Children charity in the UK which he continues to run to raise much needed funds to assist with youth development through his work at Maranatha in Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha, South Africa (Eastern Cape). He is also involved with a rural community work project in terms of family preservation.

On completion of his studies at the University of Plymouth he relocated to South Africa and also took up his current role of Programme Manager where he ensures the children receive the services they need. He also provides counseling and play therapy and has a 5 year work visa to continue in this role.

He received a British Citizen Award (BCA) in 2016 and was named in the Queens Honours 2020 list with a British Empire Medal (BEM) which he will be presented with pending Covid-19 regulations. He is an honorary social work lecturer at the University of Plymouth.

Amongst the media appearances he has made, he has been featured on BBC Spotlight in the UK, The Hope Files (YouTube Series) along with Radio Devon, Radio Plymouth, Plymouth Herald (UK), Algoa FM, PEFM, Mannmade Radio and with articles in The Herald, Die Burger and PE Express (South Africa).


Harrison Dax Nash obtained his BSc Hons Degree in Social Work from University of Plymouth in 2011 

Post-Degree Training & Workshops Include:

Supervision Skills for Child Protection, Response Ability Pathways for children and youth at risk, Centre for Play Therapy and Training - Advance Course (Gestalt Play Therapy), The Therapeutic Use of Daily Life Events, Protective Behaviours Training (children & teenagers), A Practical Approach To Play Therapy Course, Social Work Supervision Training,  Understanding the Children’s Act and the New Amendments (South Africa) and Workshop on Child Exploitation and the Trafficking in Persons Act in South Africa

Professional membership

Social Work England Registration: SW3250

South African Council for Social Service Professions Registration: 5019562

Roles on external bodies

National Association of Child Care Workers (South Africa) - Regional Executive Committee 




Nash, H. (2014) 'A Literature Review of Bulimia on the Male Gender and Implications for Clinicians'. In Cohn, L., Lemberg, R. (eds) Current Finding on Males with Eating Disorders. 1e. Routledge. New York.