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Cate Morriss

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Cate Morriss is an academic working with the University of the Sunshine Coast while completing a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Her thesis is a gender analysis of the Pacific Islands Forum 'Pacific Plan for Strengthening Cooperation and Integration'. She is also currently developing a training program for women that integrates creative arts mediums with human rights and empowerment training with a particular focus on women and leadership.

She previoulsy completed an Honours Degree in Politics and International Relations where she was awarded the Chancellors Medal for excellence in academic performance, University governance, community service and student welfare.

Cate's Honours thesis was an analysis of women in politics in Bougainville, including and analysis of how womens engagment with the peace process impacted on the political status of women. She also holds an Arts degree in Creative Writing.

Cate is a former special education worker with a number of NSW and Qld. schools. She has also been a case manager in a NSW private prison and worked extensively in the disabilities field.


Recent Publications


Morriss C 2008 'Anastasia... a journey'. Lulu. http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=3446912

Morriss C 2008. 'Gender Inclusive Approaches to peacebuilding: an NGO Manual and Handbook for staff training'. Produced for the ALAF Mindanao training program QUT Australia.

Morriss C 2008. 'Feminist Theory in International Relations: an NGO Manual and Handbook for staff training'. Produced for the ALAF Mindanao training program QUT Australia.

Morriss, C. 2006. Women of War, Women of Peace: Politics, Empowerment and Women in Post-conflict Bougainville, conference paper presented at APSA 2006, available: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Schools/Economics%20Politics%20and%20Tourism/APSA%202006/FEMGEN/Morriss_C.pdf

Morriss, C. 2006, 'Valuing Melanesian Women's Agency In Peacemaking; An Example From Bougainville' in The Eye of the Cyclone 2: Issues in Pacific Security, I Molloy & R Reavell (eds). Rock Mountain Publications & University of the Sunshine Coast: 99-114





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