Practice Background: Prior to coming to the University of Stirling in 1996, I worked in various statutory settings in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Central Scotland, including spending one year as a prison based social worker. I subsequently worked as a Senior Development Worker with SACRO developing supported accommodation for young ex-offenders and devising probation groupwork services. In 1989 I was appointed joint co-ordinator of the first UK programme to work with men who were violent in relationsships, the CHANGE Programme, and I went on to develop and undertake training for Criminal Justice Social Workers in Scotland and Probation Officers throughout the UK in implementing this innovative for of intervention. I continue to provide consultation in this work and collaborate with colleagues in the UK, Ireland and Australia in developing such practice.
Desistance and domestic violence: The narratives of formerly violent men.
The professional and personal impact of working with violence.
Cross-cultural practices in supporting desistance behaviour in formerly abusive men.
Make a Change PI: Professor Jane Callaghan Funded by: Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner –
Morran D (2016) Programmes for domestic violence perpetrators. In: Trotter C, McIvor G & McNeill F (eds.) Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Criminal Justice. 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 108 - 128.
Morran D (2013) Desisting from domestic abuse: Influences, Patterns and Processes in the Lives of Formerly Abusive Men. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 52 (3), pp. 306-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12016
Morran D (2008) Firing up and burning out: The personal and professional impact of working in domestic violence offender programmes. Probation Journal, 55 (2), pp. 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550508090272
Morran D (2006) Thinking Outside the Box: Looking Beyond Programme Integrity : The Experience of a Domestic Violence Offenders Programme. British Journal of Community Justice, 4 (1), pp. 7-18. http://www.cjp.org.uk/bjcj/volume-4-issue-1/
Morran D (2005) Programme Integrity or Programme Integration? The Need for a Co-ordinated Approach to Work with Domestic Violence Offenders. Irish Probation Journal, 2 (1), pp. 57-67. http://www.probation.ie/pws/websitepublishingdec09.nsf/Content/Irish+Probation+Journal+2005+Years