Craig Morris

Dr Craig Morris BA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Biography

Dr Craig Morris has research interests around language/discourse analysis and social aspects of illicit drug use, including media representations of drugs and users and the medicinal use of cannabis by chronically ill and disabled people.

Responsibilities within the university

Senior Lecturer, Sociology

School Lead for Employability

Recent publications

Morris, C. (2019) ‘Medicinal Cannabis Users Downplaying and Shifting Stigma: Articulations of the ‘Natural’, of What Is/Is Not a ‘Drug’ and Oppositions with ‘Chemical’ Substances’, Sociological Research Online.

Morris, C. (2018)  '"You Can't Stand on a Corner and Talk About It ...": Medicinal cannabis use, impression management and the analytical status of interviews', Methodological Innovations, Vol. 11, Issue 1.

Morris, C. (2015) ‘A reflection on the opportunities and challenges associated with teaching the sociology of employability’, Compass, Vol. 7, No. 11.

Morris, C. (2004) ‘Is All Use Abuse?’, in P. Peet (ed.), Under the Influence: The Disinfonation Guide to Drugs, New York: The Disinformation Company Ltd.

Coomber, R., Oliver, M., Morris, C. (2003) `Using Cannabis Therapeutically in the UK: a qualitative analysis of how using an illicit drug therapeutically affects the life of users and their relationships with significant others, health care providers and the criminal justice system,’ Journal of Drug Issues, Vol. 33, No. 2.

Coomber, R. Morris, C. and Dunn, L. (2000) `How the Media do Drugs: Quality Control and the Reporting of Drug Issues in the UK Print Media’, International Journal of Drug Policy, 11, 217-225.

Presentations

Morris, C. "You can't stand on a corner and talk about it …": Medicinal cannabis use, impression management and the analytical status of interviews. In: Sociological Imaginations Applied Sociology Research Group. UK: Greenwich, 22 July 2017.

Morris, C. 2015. A reflection on the opportunities and challenges associated with teaching the sociology of employability. In: Brighter Futures Symposium. UK: Greenwich, 9 July 2015.

Morris, C. 2010. Medicinal cannabis users' discourses: articulations of the 'natural' in a clash of discourses. In: Discourse, Power, Resistance. UK: Greenwich, 31 March 2010.