Staff Profiles

Professor Marlene Morrison

Emeritus Professor

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Marlene Morrison

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Marlene Morrison is Emeritus Professor of Education.  She is a sociologist of education who specialises in educational leadership for diversity and social justice, and is a critical analyst of recent trends in educational administration and related services, and various aspects of doctoral education.  Also, she has specific interests in inter-professional education and collaborative practice. She has directed and conducted research in all sectors of education, including adult and post-compulsory education.   Substantive, theoretical and methodological interests are reflected in her publications (see publications below).

She is an experienced external examiner of advanced studies, having examined the MA and EdD programmes of four UK universities in recent years.   She has a long standing and consistent record as doctoral supervisor, internal and external examiner of PhD and EdD theses in the UK and internationally. Until July 2010, she was Chair of the panel which judges annually the best doctoral thesis award in Education Leadership and Management for the British Education Leadership, Management, and Administration Society (BELMAS), remaining a judge and panel member until June 2013.

She is an experienced presenter of undergraduate, Masters and PhD/EdD programmes in the UK and internationally. She has directed EdD programmes in several universities, including Oxford Brookes where she retains an active role.   Commitment to presenting her work to many audiences, including academic, is evidenced in her presentation profile (see also below). She held an honorary research fellowship at the University of Oxford from May 2009 until May 2012.