Dr Blaire Morgan

Blaire Morgan

School of Education
Research Fellow

Contact details

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
School of Education
12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Blaire joined the School of Education in 2012, and is working as a Research Associate within the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. She is currently working on a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation entitled ‘An Attitude for Gratitude’. This project will be examining how the principle of gratitude and service is understood in British society. In particular, it will be exploring the ways in which gratitude is conceptualised and what kinds of people are grateful. Importantly, this research should highlight the ways in which we might promote the principle of gratitude within society and increase people’s awareness of the value of gratitude and service.


  • PhD Psychology, University of Birmingham
  • BSc Psychology, University of Birmingham


Blaire’s background is in Psychology and her PhD in particular has been within the area of Psycholinguistics. She has investigated the coordination of speech production and speech comprehension and has taken a cognitive perspective to examine dialogue.


Present – An Attitude for Gratitude, Jubilee Centre for Character and Education

2009-2012 – The Coordination of Speaking and Listening in Dialogue, School of Psychology


Lesage, E., Morgan, B.E., Olson, A.C., Meyer, A.S. & Miall, C. (2013) Cerebellar rTMS disrupts predictive language processing. Current Biology, 22(18), R794-R795.

Gulliford, L., Morgan, B., & Kristjánsson, K. (2013). Recent Work on the Concept of Gratitude in Philosophy and Psychology. The Journal of Value Inquiry, 47(3), 283–317.

Morgan, B., Gulliford, L., & Kristjánsson, K. (under submission). Gratitude in the UK: A new prototype analysis and cross-cultural comparison.

Morgan, B., Meyer, A.S, & Olson, A.C. (in prep) The coordination of speech production and speech comprehension: insights from the visual world paradigm.