Dr Maggie Morrison

Teaching Fellow in Childhood Studies

Background

All my work over my adulthood has been concerned with issues of social justice and inclusion/exclusion and I have worked for many years in settings as a practitioner, firstly in early years with children and families, also with young people  transitioning from school to working life, as well as with people trying to reintegrate after leaving prison and with addiction issues. I am interested in these facets of society both locally and globally, and have conducted research both in the context of Scotland and internationally, both in the US and in Bangladesh, South Asia. I am especially interested in issues relating to homelessness, family life and migration. My work encompasses many academic fields and is particularly concerned with issues of gender and social class within the aforementioned fields. I am very interested in the use of narratives as a research tool and a means to understand nuanced aspects and the complexities of everyday life. Beyond this I am very interested in environmental issues, both rural and urban as well and sustainability and food systems. 

Qualifications

PhD Sociology The University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate teaching

Course Organiser and teacher on five courses across the BA in Childhood Practice, Moray House School of Education. I am a very experienced higher education teacher with evidence of excellence in my practice and am highly creative, enjoying the challenge of finding solutions to complex situations. I am compassionate and caring and employ an inclusive ethos in every area of my life and particularly excel in working in supporting my students, whatever that may entail.

Postgraduate teaching

Previous teaching and turoing expereince on various PG courses in Research Methods/Social Anthropology.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes