Brenda Morrison is the director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an assistant professor in the School of Criminology at SFU.
She is a social psychologist with field experience in outdoor education, government administration, and restorative justice. A particular focus of her work relates to the interplay of individuals and communities, as well as the institutions that serve them.
Her teaching and research interests include transformative and restorative justice, responsive regulation, school violence and safety, conflict and cooperation, shame management and social identity, the self, and self-interest.
Dr. Morrison is the Founding Chair of the Safe Schools and Communities Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association. She has presented papers at UNESCO, in Paris, and the House of Lords in London, She has also chaired and presented on many international panels on restorative justice.
Nationally, she is a research partner with PREVNet (Promoting Relationships Eliminating Violence Network). In British Columbia, she is a member of the working group for Social Responsibility and Collaborative Learning in Education, and on the advisory board for the Victims of Homicide Support Initiative. She is an active board member for the North Shore Restorative Justice Society and an associate board member of Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice.