Dr. Brenda Morrison is a Co-Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology. She is a social psychologist with field experience in outdoor education, government administration and restorative justice. A particular focus of her work relates to safe schools and communities, and the institutions that serve these communities.
Her teaching and research interests include transformative and restorative justice, school violence and safety, conflict and cooperation, shame-management and social identity, the self and self-interest. Dr. Morrison teaches: CRIM 315 (Introduction to Restorative Justice); CRIM 442 (Restorative Justice Praxis); CRIM 417 (Safe Schools and Communities: Restorative Pedagogy and Practice).
Dr. Morrison is Co-Chair of the Safe Schools and Communities Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools. She has also chaired many panels on restorative justice and schools for the World Congress of Criminology, as well as a number of other Associations.
She is the author of the first international review of restorative justice and schools in the Handbook of Restorative Justice (Johnstone and VanNess, 2007) and “Restoring Safe School Communities: A Whole School Response to Bullying Violence and Alienation” (Willan, 2007). She is currently editing a volume on international perspectives of restorative justice and schools.