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Fiona Morrison
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN


Fiona has an undergraduate degree in Community Education from the University of Dundee and an MSc in Childhood Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

Working Title

Children's perspectives of contact with a non-resident parent where there is history of domestic abuse


Kay Tisdall and Anne Stafford (academic supervisors) and Cheryl Stewart (Scottish Women's Aid)

Research Interests

Fiona was awarded a CASE ESRC studentship with Scottish Women's Aid and the Centre for Research in Families and Relationships (CRFR). Her postgraduate research focuses on children's views and experiences of contact where there is history of domestic abuse and of contact policy and legislation.  

She has held a variety of posts in the voluntary sector. Prior to undertaking this studentship, she worked at Scottish Women's Aid as a Children's Policy Worker.


Morrison, F., Tisdall, K., Jones, F. and Reid, A. (2013) Child Contact Proceedings for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse. Edinburgh: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

Morrison, F. and Wasoff, F. (2012) 'Child contact centres and domestic abuse - victim safety and the challenge to neutrality'. Violence Against Women, Special Issue on Transdisciplinarity. 18(6): 711:720

Tisdall, K. and Morrison, F. (2012) 'Children's Participation in Court Proceedings when Parents Divorce or Separate: Legal Constructions and Lived Experiences'  in Freeman, M. (ed)  Law and Childhood Studies Current Issues Volume 14', Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 156-173

Smith, C., Grimes, M., Morrison, F. Houghton, C. and Stafford, A. (2008) Consultation with Children and Young People with Experience of Domestic Abuse on The Scottish Government National Domestic Abuse Delivery Group Draft Proposals. Edinburgh: Scottish Government