David Morrison, Ph.D., FRSA
A dynamic speaker and inspirational leader, Dr Morrison has most recently worked in supportive care and psychosocial oncology at the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre in Charlottetown, as a member of the multidisiplinary team. He is frequently consulted about palliation, and is a member of the Integrated Palliative Care Resource Team. Dr Morrison emphasizes quality of life issues, emotional, psychological and spiritual support, total pain interventions. He brings with him a rich background in human rights and dignity.
An academic and practitioner, David Morrison has an extensive reputation as a published author, teacher and speaker, and continues to conduct workshops and speaking engagements in Canada and abroad. In the past years he has been a lecturer/speaker in many places, including Tokyo, Warsaw, Beijing, Moscow, Mexico, New Delhi, Bangkok and Jerusalem in addition to centres throughout the United States, Great Britain, Europe and Canada. Dr Morrison has been involved in many organizations, and takes an active part in community life.
Academically trained at Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, McGill and the University of Ottawa, he has also studied at Harvard University in Business Ethics. He has specialist training in counselling and several units in clinical pastoral education.
Dr Morrison was also an effective and popular teacher at UPEI for thirty years, with special interest and expertise in spirituality, health, human rights, ethics and religion.
He has been recognized by many universities through their appointments - Visiting Scholar to Harvard University; Visiting Fellow, University of London; Visiting Research Scholar, University of Kent at Canterbury; Visiting Fellow, University of Essex; Visiting Professor, World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute & University of Geneva, Switzerland, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
In Public Service: Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow); National Board, North-South Institute; YMCA Board of Directors; Group of 78 member; Project Tandem, International Advisory Board; National Board, World University Service of Canada; National Board and Vice President, United Nations Association in Canada; Canadian Human Rights Foundation, National Council; World Food Day Assoc of Canada, National Vice-President and Board; Amnesty International, National Director; YMCA Canada Peace Medal, awarded 1990.
He is Chair of the international consulting Strathmor Group.
Current professional memberships: Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO); American Psychosocial Oncology Society; Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada (EPAC); International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS); Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE); Hospice Palliative Care Association; Postgraduate Association of the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education.