Mr Tony Morison

Mr Tony Morison

Associate Lecturer

Learning and Teaching

Career Summary


Anthony Morison is a lecturer with the Open Foundation enabling program at the University of Newcastle. Anthony conducts on campus and online courses in business management. He is currently completing a PhD in management. Email:


  • Bachelor of Business, University of Newcastle
  • Associate Diploma in Business, TAFE (NSW)


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
Learning and Teaching



Year Award
2010 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Morison A, Cowley K, 'An exploration of factors associated with student attrition and success in enabling programs', Issues in Educational Research, 27 330-346 (2017) [C1]

University-based enabling programs (EPs) provide a tertiary pathway for up to twenty percent of undergraduate enrolments at Australian universities. Attrition from these programs ... [more]

University-based enabling programs (EPs) provide a tertiary pathway for up to twenty percent of undergraduate enrolments at Australian universities. Attrition from these programs and the resulting costs to students, universities and society at large is an important issue deserving research attention. This research project aimed to investigate the factors that impacted the attrition of students from EPs and compared their experience with those students who successfully completed an EP. The study used a qualitative methodology involving individual participant interviews with students who participated in EPs at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. The qualitative interviews supported existing research into the complexity of student attrition. The dominant themes emerging from the data broadly reflected the four factors identified in the existing literature; time pressures, personal circumstances, use of support services and level of student engagement. The use of qualitative interviews provided insight into the operation of these factors and assisted in developing pragmatic actions that could be taken to reduce attrition. The paper concludes that any attempts to reduce attrition in EPs must focus on developing more personal interventions with students as early as possible, aimed at addressing time management, providing more flexible study options, facilitating evening and mature age support and addressing self confidence. These implications lend further understanding to the reasons behind attrition and retention in EPs.

Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Kym Cowley
2014 Sid Nair C, Shah M, Morison A, 'The participation of students in TEQSA reviews', Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 10 30-37 (2014) [C1]
2014 Hougaz L, Shah M, Morison A, 'Government policy to measure and enhance student experience in private higher education', Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, 12 5-16 (2014) [C1]

Mr Tony Morison


Associate Lecturer
Learning and Teaching
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Learning and Teaching
Academic Division

Contact Details



Room MCLG29
Building MC
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308