Dr Bronwyn Morris

Research Program Manager

Qualifications:

PhD of Psychology, University of Tasmania, 2009; Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Queensland University of Technology, 2003; Bachelor of Psychology, Queensland University of Technology, 2002; Bachelor of Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology, 1997;

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

Dr Bronwyn Morris is a Research Program Manager for the Centre of Research Excellence - TACTICS (Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians) at Menzies School of Health Research. In this position Dr Morris is responsible for overseeing the administration of the CRE, meeting key milestones such as research outputs, knowledge translation and dissemination of research, community and stakeholder engagement, and staff development.

Prior to this position Dr Morris held post-doctoral research positions at Griffith University, Cancer Council Qld, and the National Human Genome Research Institute (at the National Institutes of Health), USA.

Her research and publications have focused on key priorities in cancer care, posttraumatic growth, psychosocial adjustment after cancer, post-diagnosis supportive care, and preventative health behaviours in at-risk families. Dr Morris has extensive knowledge and experience in mixed methods research, program management, successful competitive grant and tender writing, and strategic research planning.

Research Themes
  1. Brands, Garvey, Anderson, Cunningham, Chynoweth, Wallington, Morris, Knott, Webster, Kinsella, Condon, Zorbas (2018) Development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework: A shared process to guide effective policy and practice. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15, 942. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15050942.
  2. Morris, Anderson, Cunningham, Garvey (2017) Identifying research priorities to improve cancer control for Indigenous Australians. Public Health Res Pract, 27(4):e2741735. https://doi.org/10.17061/phrp2741735 • Koehly, Morris, Skapinsky, Goergen Ludden (2015) Evaluation of the Families SHARE workbook: an educational tool outlining disease risk and healthy guidelines to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. BMC Public Health, 15, 1120. doi 10.1186/s12889-015-2483-x
  3. Morris, B. A., Lepore, S. L., Wilson, B., Lieberman, M. A., Dunn, J., & Chambers, S. K. (in press). Adopting a survivor identity after cancer in a peer support context. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. doi: 10.1007/s11764-014-0355-5.
  4. Morris, B. A., Wilson, B., & Chambers, S. K. (2013). Newfound compassion after cancer: A psychometric evaluation of additional items in the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(12), 3371-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1903-7.
  5. Morris, B. A., Hadley, D. W., & Koehly, L. M. (2013). The role of religious and existential well-being in families with Lynch Syndrome: Prevention, family communication, and psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 22(4), 482-491. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9571-9.
  6. Morris, B. A., Chambers, S. K., Campbell, M., Dwyer, M., & Dunn, J. (2012). Motorcycles and breast cancer: The influence of peer support and challenge on distress and posttraumatic growth. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(8), 1849-1858.
  7. Morris, B. A., Shakespeare-Finch, J., & Scott, J. L. (2012). Posttraumatic growth after cancer: The importance of health-related benefits and newfound compassion for others. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(4), 749-756. doi: 10.1007/s00520-011-1143-7.
  8. Morris, B. A., Chambers, S. K., Campbell, M., Dwyer, M., & Dunn, J. (2011). Survivor identity and posttraumatic growth after participating in challenge-based peer support programs. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16(3), 660-674. doi: 10.1348/2044-8287.002004.
  9. Morris, B. A., & Shakespeare-Finch, J. (2010). Rumination, posttraumatic growth, and distress: Structural equation modelling with cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 20(11), 1176-1183. doi: 10.1002/pon.1827.