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Dr Tracy Morison

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: X86216
    Location: 3.04, School of Psychology
    Campus: Manawatu

Prizes and Awards

  • Selected for Emerging Psychologists’ Programme - International Congress of Psychology (2012)
  • Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Humanities Book Award - Long List: Morison & Macleod (2015) Men's pathways to parenthood. - Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Humanities Book Award (2016)
  • I was appointed as a Research Associate Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction, Department of Psychology, Rhodes University, South Africa. This is an honorary position. - (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including, but not limited to:

  • Reproductive justice
  • Decision-making / pathways to parenthood / voluntary childlessness
  • Gender, especially male roles and involvement in SRH
  • Youth SRH, especially contraception, abortion, and pregnancy
  • Sexuality / LGBTI health
  • Related topics like sexual violence, sex education, activism/advocacy, and service access and utilisation

Caregiving/parenting/care work

  • Gender dynamics of care in households
  • Male roles and participation, especially fatherhood and fathering

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Gender Psychology (170105): Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Morison, T., Mtshengu, A., Sandfort, T., & Reddy, V. (2016). “As long as they behave themselves”: Heterosexual recuperation in South Africans’ talk about homosexuality. Psychology in Society. 51
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Lynch, I. (2016). 'We can't help you here': The discursive erasure of sexual minorities in South African public sexual and reproductive health services. Psychology of Sexualities Review. 7(2), 7-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Lynch, I., & Macleod, C. (2016). Focus on ‘the ramily’? How South African family policy could fail us. HSRC Policy Briefs. , 1-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Macleod, C., Lynch, I., Mijas, M., & Shivakumar, ST. (2015). Stigma Resistance in Online Childfree Communities: The Limitations of Choice Rhetoric. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 40(2), 184-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Lynch, I., & Morison, T. (2015). Gay men as parents: Analysing resistant talk in South African mainstream media accounts of queer families. Feminism and Psychology. 26(2), 188-206
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Gibson, AF., Wigginton, B., & Crabb, S. (2015). Online Research Methods in Psychology: Methodological Opportunities for Critical Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 12(3), 223-232
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2015). Knowledge and Knowing in South Africa: Making a Case for the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Psychology in Society. 12(3), 76-78
[Book Review]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Gibson,, A., Wigginton, B., & Crabb, S. (2015). Online research methods: Methodological opportunities for critical qualitative research in psychology.. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 12(3), 223-232 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uqrp20
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Macleod, C. (2014). When veiled silences speak: reflexivity, trouble and repair as methodological tools for interpreting the unspoken in discourse-based data. Qualitative Research. 14(6), 694-711
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2013). Moving from reproductive choice to reproductive justice.. HSRC Review. 13(6), 30-31 Retrieved from http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/moving-from-reproductive-choice-to-reproductive-justice
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2013). Heterosexual Men and Parenthood Decision Making in South Africa: Attending to the Invisible Norm. Journal of Family Issues. 34(8), 1125-1144
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Macleod, C. (2013). A Performative-Performance Analytical Approach: Infusing Butlerian Theory Into the Narrative-Discursive Method. Qualitative Inquiry. 19(8), 566-577
[Journal article]Authored by: Morison, T.

Book

Morison, T., Lyons, A., & Chamberlain, K. (2017). Critical health psychology: Applications for social action. In K. O'Doherty, & D. Hodgetts (Eds.) SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology. London: SAGE
[Chapter]Authored by: Chamberlain, K., Lyons, A., Morison, T.Edited by: Hodgetts, D.
Nentwich, JC., & Morison, T. (2017). Performing the self: Performativity and discursive psychology. In CB. Travis, & JW. White (Eds.) American Psychological Association Handbook of the Psychology of Women. (pp. 209 - 228). Washington, United States of America: American Psychological Association
[Chapter]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Macleod, C.(2016). Men's pathways to parenthood: Silence and heterosexual gendered norms. Cape Town: HSRC Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Morison, T.
Chitiga-Mabugu, M., Karuaihe, S., Reddy, V., Morison, T., Botsis, H., Ntuli, M., . . . Tsoanamatsie, N.(2014). South African women as champions of change: A civil society programme of action for the African women’s decade. Cape Town: HSRC Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Reddy, V. (2013). Familiar claims: Representations of same-gendered families in South African mainstream news media. In C. Lubbe-De Beer, & J. Marnell (Eds.) Home affairs: Rethinking lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender families in contemporary South Africa. (pp. 21 - 49). Johannesburg, South Africa: Fanele Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2008). “Our place in the family of things”: A story of animals, (re)connection and belonging in the world.. In D. Wylie (Ed.) Toxic Belonging? Identity and Ecology in Southern Africa.. Newcastle (UK): Cambridge Scholars Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Morison, T.

Thesis

Morison, T. (2011). ‘But what story?’: A narrative-discursive analysis of ‘white’ Afrikaners accounts of male involvement in parenthood decision-making. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Morison, T.

Report

Morison, T. (2017). ‘Dating rules’ and intimate partner violence in township schools: Findings from the SeViSSA baseline study.. www.hsrc.ac.za.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2016). System failures and stigma: an unhealthy mix for women. Research Brief. AIDS Foundation of South Africa.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., Moolman, T., Chiumbu, S., Makoae, M., & Fluks, L. (2016). Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of sexual and gender minorities in Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga: A rapid ethnographic assessment. Human Sciences Research Council.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Lynch, I. (2016). Use and perceptions of public Sexual and Reproductive Health services: A quantitative situational analysis in OR Tambo and Gert Sibande districts. Human Sciences Research Council.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., Gomfa, N., Timol, F., & Macleod, C. (2016). “Kwanele! Communities ensuring safe learning environments for girls” in Khayelitsha: Part of the Sexual Violence in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) initiative in South Africa: Baseline report.. Human Sciences Research Council/Rhodes University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Reddy, V., Morison, T., & Moolman, B. (2015). Making Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Real in South Africa: A baseline study of selected sites in four provinces..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Goga, S., Rarieya, J., & Reddy, V. (2014). Framework for the development of a National Policy on Gender Equity in Basic Education.. Department of Basic Education.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Botsis, H., Wiebesiek, L., Khalema, E., Vawda, M., Dlamini, N., . . . Reddy, V. (2012). Diagnostic review: National & provincial monitoring & evaluation systems focused on women, children & people with disabilities in South Africa. Department of Women, Children, and People with Disabilities.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2012). Good practice for addressing violence against women in South Africa Gender and Poverty Eradication..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Morison, T.

Conference

Macleod, C., Lynch, I., Morison, T., & Saunders, B.(2017, July). “Girls want to be pleaded”: The sexual ‘hustler’ and provider masculinity.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., Moolman, B., & Reddy, V.(2016, July). Beyond the clinic walls: Making sexual and reproductive rights real for marginalised groups. .
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Lynch, I., Morison, T., Gomfa, N., Swartz, C., Macleod, C., Sanders, B., . . . Goldstein, S.(2016, May). What’s love got to do with it? Love and narratives of normalisation in township-based South African adolescents’ talk about intimate partner violence.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Lynch, I.(2015, July). Gay men and fatherhood in South Africa: A discursive study.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Rule, C.(2015, September). You have to keep reproducing success: South African students constructions of success & agency in Higher Education. . (pp. 72 - 72). Retreived from http://repository.hsrc.ac.za/handle/20.500.11910/1720
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T., & Lynch, I.(2014, September). Same different or deficient constructions of same gendered families in South African mainstream media. . (pp. 60 - 60).
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T.(2013, September). The childfree ‘choice’: Childfree social identity construction in virtual spaces.. . Retreived from http://repository.hsrc.ac.za/handle/20.500.11910/2828
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T.(2013, July). What to expect when you’re not expecting: Child freedom social stigma and reproductive justice. .
[Conference]Authored by: Morison, T.

Other

Morison, T., Lynch, I., & Macleod, C. (2016). Focus on ‘the family’? How South African family policy could fail us. (pp. 1 - 5). HSRC Press
[Other]Authored by: Morison, T.
Morison, T. (2016). Gay Men as Parents and Caregivers: Information for South African service providers..
[Other]Authored by: Morison, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 May 2013 - Magazine
    Opinion editorial: Reproductive Justice
    News Magazine article
  • 31 Jan 2015 - Magazine
    Article: Family Diversity
    News magazine article
  • 30 Sep 2015 - Magazine
    Article: 'Non-conventional' families
    News magazine article
  • 28 Apr 2015 - Radio
    Interview: voluntary childlessness
    Radio 702 (South African national Talk Radio station)
  • 23 Sep 2015 - Radio
    Interview: Gay fathers & caregivers
    Unisa Radio (South African campus radio station)
  • 22 Sep 2015 - Online
    Article: Gay fathers & caregivers
    Invited contribution for The Conversation
  • 17 Aug 2017 - Radio
    Interview: Men's Pathways to Parenthood
    Interviewed on SAFM 'The Talk Shop' with Naledi Moleo (a South African national radio station) about my co-authored book (Morison & Macleod, 2015)
  • 02 Dec 2015 - Radio
    Interview: Gay fathers & caregivers
    Interview on SAFM (national South African radio station) about my research
  • 01 Mar 2013 - Magazine
    Interview - voluntary childlessness
    Interview on voluntary childlessness for Women's Health, "What to expect when you're not expecting" (by Carrie Anton), March 2013

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