Dr Janelle Morgan
CHAIR OF HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE & CHAIR DOCTORAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
and senior management roles in the justice sector in the Victorian public service. Since completing her PhD,
Janelle has used a systems psychodynamic approach in her work.
Dr Morgan has a long-term interest in research ethics, commencing when she worked as a research
assistant and then laboratory manager. This interest continued through her senior roles in the justice sector
when she was responsible for approving all research applications to conduct research in prisons and
Dr Morgan has experience in the challenges and ethical issues associated with working as an insider
researcher, having carried out research in her own organisation as the cornerstone of her PhD thesis –
Working with What is There: A systems psychodynamic framework for inter-agency collaboration.
‘Working within a systems psychodynamic framework has taught me the value of a safe reflective space within which to work and learn with collaborating partners, and the value of engaging directly with the social system being examined.’Janelle Morgan
Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University
Master of Applied Science (ISM), RMIT University
Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences, La Trobe University
Committees & Boards
Group Relations Australia: Member
Clonbinane Community Action Group: President
NIODA Human Research Ethics Committee: Chair
NIODA Doctoral Program Development Committee: Chair
Morgan, J., Knightsbridge, S., Okalyi, P., and Ng, K.T., 1987. The Victorian Sex Offending Population:
A Socio-demographic Survey. In: Review of Australian Criminological Research. Ed. P. Wilson and V.
Dalton, Australian Institute of Criminology.
Warlow, R., Morgan J., Bernard, C.C.A., 1988. A Non-Denaturing Vertical Isoelectric Focusing Gel
Electrophoretic System Suitable for Silver Staining and Electroblotting. Analytical Biochemistry, p 474
Warlow, R., Rajasekariah. P., Lambert, P., Morgan, J, Phuong Dao L., Bernard, C.C.A., and Walls, R.,
1994, Purification of histamine receptor proteins from detergent solubilised human peripheral blood
mononuclear cells. Biochemistry, Vol. 31 (16), p 4800 4811.
Morgan, J. (2006) ‘Managing Oneself in Role as an Insider Researcher’ in Socio- Analysis, Vol. 8. pp. 37-
J. Morgan (2010) ‘A Systems Psychodynamic Framework for Inter-Agency Collaboration’ in Socio- Analysis,
Vol. 12 pp. 19-37.