Skip to Content
New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels. massey.ac.nz/coronavirus
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 86216
Tracy Morison is a lecturer in health psychology. She is also an associate editor for Feminism & Psychology and an honorary research associate of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction programme at Rhodes University (South Africa) where she obtained her Ph.D. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, where she subsequently worked as a senior researcher before returning to academe. Dr Morison’s research is driven by a social justice orientation and seeks to explore how the socio-political context shapes and constrains sexual and reproductive decision-making, relations, and practices. A key focus in her work is on gender, sexualities, and their interrelationship with other social locations. She draws on feminist and other critical theories and in-depth qualitative methodologies to illuminate the multiple, complex processes in which sexualities and reproduction are embedded.
In 2019 Dr Morison was awarded a grant by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden fund for a transnational project (between New Zealand and South Africa) intended to develop Reproductive Justice theory. The project is concerned with the reproductive politics surrounding long-acting reversible contraception. In addition to academic articles and chapters, Dr Morison has published a monograph based on her doctoral research, entitled Men’s pathways to parenthood (Morison & Macleod, 2015, HSRC Press) and co-edited book, Queer Kinship (Morison, Lynch, & Reddy, 2019, Routledge/Unisa Press). She is currently co-editing a book provisionally titled Reproductive health and justice: Counter perspectives (Morison & Mavuso, forthcoming).
Tracy Morison is a lecturer in health psychology, an associate editor for Feminism & Psychology, and an honorary research associate of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction programme at Rhodes University (South Africa). Her research is driven by a social justice orientation and explores how sexual and reproductive decision-making, relations, and practices are shaped and constrained by the socio-political context. A key focus of her work is on gender, sexualities, and their interrelationship with other social locations. She uses feminist and critical theories, alongside in-depth qualitative methodologies to investigate the multiple, complex processes in which reproductive health is embedded.
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including, but not limited to:
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
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)
Sexuality; Reproductive Health; Feminism; Gender; Critical theory; Qualitative methods
Project Title: Balancing access and agency in Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) programming: Developing a reproductive justice framework for Aotearoa New Zealand
Date Range: 2019 - 2022
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
Tracy is a member of the Health Pscyhology programme. She is the course co-odinator for the postgraduate Health Promotion and Health Psychology Practicum courses. She also teaches Social Psychology at undergraduate level.