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Catherine Morrison

Catherine MorrisonSenior Lecturer
BEd DipTchg MPhEd (Otago)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 4932
Email catherine.morrison@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I came to the College of Education as a lecturer in Health and Physical Education after 10 years initially in primary teaching followed by 10 years in secondary teaching which included positions as Head of Department in Southland and Canterbury. I contributed to the development of NCEA in Health Education as a Regional Professional Development facilitator as well as working in Advisory for School Support and Physical Education in secondary schools.

Teaching Areas

  • Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Professional Practice

Research Interests

My recent research revolved around the examination of the cultural, social and gender influences on young males with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and their engagement in physical education and sport. My master’s thesis (awarded with distinction) was a critical examination of the ways developmental discourses influence the experiences of young disabled people during their schooling. I am interested in  issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that enable students, academics and professionals alike to engage both emotionally and cognitively with the subject.

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Publications

Morrison, C. (2017). Critical thinking in health and physical education. In A. Suárez-López, M. Cañete-Alavez & J. Mena (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) Biennial Conference. (pp. 96). ISATT. [Abstract]

Morrison, C., McKenzie, A., & Gilmore, A. (2016). Health and physical education in New Zealand primary schools. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/11155/health-and-physical-education-in-new-zealand-primary-schools

Nairn, K., Cameron, J., Anakin, M., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., Sligo, J., & Morrison, C. (2015). Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: Learning from one writing group's mutiny. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(3), 596-608. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973383

Morrison, C., & McKenzie, A. (2014, July). Big bird in health education. Verbal presentation at the Physical Education New Zealand National Conference: Kei Konei, Ināianei: Right Here, Right Now, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2012). Second toe syndrome. In F. Dowling, H. Fitzgerald & A. Flintoff (Eds.), Equity and difference in physical education, youth sport and health: A narrative approach. (pp. 90-93). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Morrison, C. (2012). Second toe syndrome. In F. Dowling, H. Fitzgerald & A. Flintoff (Eds.), Equity and difference in physical education, youth sport and health: A narrative approach. (pp. 90-93). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Morrison, C. (2009). Deconstructing a narrative of physical culture. In H. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Disability and youth sport. (pp. 132-144). London: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Nairn, K., Cameron, J., Anakin, M., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., Sligo, J., & Morrison, C. (2015). Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: Learning from one writing group's mutiny. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(3), 596-608. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973383

Morrison, C. (2008). Reflecting on teaching and learning through narrative. New Zealand Journal of Disability Studies, 13, 101-105.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Morrison, C. (2017). Critical thinking in health and physical education. In A. Suárez-López, M. Cañete-Alavez & J. Mena (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) Biennial Conference. (pp. 96). ISATT. [Abstract]

Morrison, C., McKenzie, A., & Gilmore, A. (2016). Health and physical education in New Zealand primary schools. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/11155/health-and-physical-education-in-new-zealand-primary-schools

Morrison, C. (2012). Improved outcomes for young disabled people in physical education: Time to reflect. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). Retrieved from http://aare-apera2012.com.au/

Cameron, J., Juntrasook, A., Morrison, C., Nairn, K., Renner, S., Sligo, J., Tilson, J., Trevethan, H., Wass, R., & Anakin, M. (2012). Negotiating and sustaining academic writing groups. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). Retrieved from http://aare-apera2012.com.au/

Morrison, C. (2011). Tom talks: Disability, masculinity and physical education. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://isapa2011.inshea.fr/

Anakin, M., Morrison, C., Nairn, K., Tilson, J., Trevethan, H., Cameron, J., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., & Sligo, J. (2011). Collaborative academic writing group [Panel discussion]. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 18). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Morrison, C., Fitzgerald, H., & Kirk, D. (2009). Identity work: Bringing the family into sport for young disabled people. Proceedings of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.beraconference.co.uk/abstracts.html

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Morrison, C., & McKenzie, A. (2014, July). Big bird in health education. Verbal presentation at the Physical Education New Zealand National Conference: Kei Konei, Ināianei: Right Here, Right Now, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fitzgerald, H., & Morrison, C. (2011, November). Bringing the family into disability and sport. Verbal presentation at the Disability Studies Inaugural Conference: Every Body In, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2010, October). Young people's disabled experiences in physical education and sport [Roundtable discussion]. Verbal presentation at the Dyspraxia Conference: Self-esteem: The Key to Learning, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2010, October). Research tells us 'what' about young people's disabled experience in physical education and sport? Verbal presentation at the Dyspraxia Conference: Self-esteem: The Key to Learning, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2008, August). Reflecting on teaching and learning through narrative. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand-Japan Joint Workshop on Social Support for Developmental Disabilities, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2007, October). Hearing the voices. Verbal presentation at the 4th National Dyspraxia Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Morrison, C. (2007, June). Hearing the voices. Verbal presentation at the Children's Issues Centre Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Morrison, C., & Marks, M. (2006, October). Hearing the voices. Verbal presentation at the 1st International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Oceania Congress, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Morrison, C. (2012). Disability, physical education and sport: Tom talks (MPhEd). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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