Dr Lisa Morriss

Lecturer in Social Work


Dr Lisa Morriss is a Lecturer in Social Work, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Leadership team for Lancaster’s Centre for Child and Family Justice Research. She is the co-Editor of the SAGE journal, Qualitative Social Work, a position she has held since January 2017. Lisa is registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.

Graduating with Distinction in the MSc Social Work and Social Policy course at the London School of Economics, Lisa worked for over 10 years as a mental health social worker and Approved Social Worker in Community Mental Health teams in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and in Manchester. She completed her ESRC 1+3 PhD in 2014.

Lisa originally worked at Lancaster as a Research Associate on the groundbreaking Nuffield Foundation funded study Vulnerable Birth Mothers and Recurrent Care Proceedings. After the completion of this project, Lisa took up a Lectureship at the University of Birmingham, before returning to Lancaster as a Lecturer in Social Work in 2019.