Janet Morrison


work experience

Dr. Morrison saw the valuable contribution occupational health nurses could make when she observed workplace injuries and and occupational diseases while working in a local lumber mill in the late 1970's. Since that time she has worked as an occupational health nurse, advisor, and consultant in a variety of industries including petroleum refining, clinical laboratories, and health care. She has been the Program Head of the Occupational Health Nursing program at BCIT since August 2003.


Dr. Morrison is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Specialty Nursing (Occupational Health) and National Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (Canada). She has Masters degrees in both Adult Education and Library and Information Studies, and a PhD from the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University.


In September 2004 she was awarded a CIHR Strategic Training Community Learner position in the Partnering in Community Health Research Program. This program, and other programs across Canada, are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as part of a major federal initiative designed to increase the capacity of the Canadian health research community. These programs draw on multidisciplinary teams of mentors and learners to address clinical, biomedical, health services and/or population health issues in innovative ways. The PCHR program is co-funded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

At Simon Fraser University she was part of the Action for Health project, funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Her dissertation research used normalization process theory to examine a telehealth application in occupational health nursing.

She is the co-principle investigator (with G. Doyle) of the study Fostering healthcare student perceptions of inter-professional roles using clinical case studies in an educational clinical information system environment with funding from the BCIT VP Seed Funds.


Morrison, J. & Lindberg, P. (2008). When no-one has time: Measuring the impact of computerization on health care workers. AAOHN Journal, 56(9), 373-378.

Kling, R., Corbiere, M., Milord, R., Morrison, J., Craib, K., Yassi, A., Sidebottom, C., Long, V., & Saunders, S. (2006). Use of a violence risk assessment tool in an acute care hospital: Effectiveness in identifying violent patients. AAOHN Journal, 54(11), 481-487.

Morrison, J. (2015). Telehealth application in Occupational Health. Proceedings of the Global Telehealth Conference, Toronto, CA.

Morrison, J. (2015). Chapter 27: Occupational and environmental health nursing. In L. Stamler, L. Yiu & A. Mawji (Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective. 4th ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Conference Presentations

Computerization as a Factor in Occupational Health presented at the international conference 'Work With Computing Systems' Stockholm, Sweden, May 2007.


Understanding the Work of Telehealth Implementation Using Normalization Process Theory. Simon Fraser University, April 2014.