Dr Michele Morrison
Senior Lecturer, Master of Educational Management (MEdM) Programme Leader
Education; Education Research; Leadership; Management and Education; Organisational Learning; Schools (Primary/Secondary); Te Kotahitanga
Context, Coaching and Mentoring, Social Justice, Culturally Responsive Leadership, Narrative, Qualitative Methodologies, Bourdieu
Qualifications: PhD, MEdL(Hons), BA(Hons), Dip Tchg
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Dr Michele Morrison attunes practising and aspiring leaders to identity and practice that transforms educational settings and secures high performance, equity outcomes for all.
An experienced teacher and senior school leader, Michele’s research and teaching focuses on the professional formation of educational leaders through dialogic praxis. Michele prioritises educative processes that privilege lived experience and a concern for the humanity of leadership.
Her doctoral thesis highlights the embedded and embodied nature of leading in context. It provides insight into the messiness of change, factors that enable and constrain school leaders, and the human impact of change endeavours. Accordingly, Michele favours longitudinal narrative research that honours participant voices.
Consistent with her commitment to relationship, relational sensitivities and reciprocity, Michele has developed and teaches postgraduate coaching and mentoring qualifications. She has completed international mentor training with renowned world expert, David Clutterbuck.
Context; Coaching and Mentoring; Leadership; Social Justice; Narrative; Qualitative Research; Bourdieu.
- Morrison, M. (2019). Context counts: Leading educational reform in New Zealand secondary schools. https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13119
Gurr, D., Drysdale, L., Longmuir, F., McCrohan, K., McNae, R., Morrison, M., & Robertson, S. (2021). Leading successfully in high needs contexts: Australian and New Zealand cases. In P. Woods, & B. Barnett (Eds.), Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Improving High-Needs Schools: Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Torrance, D., Potter, I., Forde, C., Angelle, P., Arlestig, H., Branson, C., . . . Travers, J. (2021). What factors help and hinder the work of social justice leaders? A summary of findings from the social justice leadership strand. In B. Barnett, & P. Woods (Eds.), Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Improving High-Needs Schools: Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Angelle, P., & Morrison, M. (2020). Socially just school leadership: Ten years of learning from each other. In B. Barnett, & P. Woods (Eds.), Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Improving High-Needs Schools: Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration. North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Morrison, M., & McNae, R. (2019). He waka eke noa—We are all in this together: Validating social justice leadership and learning in a New Zealand middle school. In UCEA. New Orleans, USA.