Lochlan Morrissey

Current as of 03 April, 2018. Find the most recent version at cv.lmorrissey.info/.

Education

06/2013
– 11/2017
Doctor of Philosophy in mathematical linguistics, Griffith University
Thesis: On signalling games in improvised theatre
Supervisors: Claire Kennedy, Andrea C. Schalley, Anton Benz
03/2009
– 11/2012
Bachelor of Arts with First-Class Honours in Languages and Applied Linguistics, Griffith University
Thesis: The semantics of three terms in Australian English: refugee, asylum seeker, and boat people

Work experience

03/2018
present
Postdoctoral research fellow
Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University, Brisbane
07/2016
– 03/2018
Lead data scientist and policy researcher
Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University, Brisbane
04/2016
– 06/2016
Policy officer
Biosecurity Queensland, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
01/2016
– 03/2016
Visiting scholar
Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin
01/2014
– 02/2016
Online test administrator
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad
02/2015
– 06/2015
Sessional lecturer
School of Applied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane
07/2014
– 11/2014
Sessional tutor
School of Languages and Lingusitics, Griffith University, Brisbane
4.45/5.00 in student evaluations

Awards

2013 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
2008
– 2012
Griffith Honours College Scholar (140 high achieving students interested in leadership and community engagement are invited to join each year)
2011
& 2012
Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence
2012 The Italian Embassy of Australia’s Premio Italia, a national literary prize for short fiction in Italian

Academic service

2014
– 2016
Postgraduate student representative committee member of the Griffith University School of Languages and Linguistics Research Committe
2013
– 2015
Australian Linguistics Society postgraduate student representative
2014 Organising committee for 2014 Griffith Centre for Cultural Research Postgraduate Research Symposium
2008 President of the Student Advisory Council of the Griffith Honours College

Languages

English (native); Italian (advanced); German (intermediate); Swedish (beginner).

Research output

2018
Amalgamated data platforms, heuristics, and co-constitution of policy narratives
Lochlan Morrissey. Presented at: 2018 Conference of the UK Political Science Association. Cardiff, Wales.
Resilience Policy in Practice – Surveying the Role of Community Based Organisations in Local Disaster
Lex Drennan and Lochlan Morrissey. Presented at: Southern Political Science Association 2018 Conference. New Orleans, USA.
2017
On linguistic signalling games in improvised theatre
Lochlan Morrissey. PhD thesis. Griffith University: Brisbane, Australia.
A Lexical Semantics for Refugee, Asylum Seeker and Boat People in Australian English
Lochlan Morrissey and Andrea C Schalley. In: Australian Journal of Linguistics 37(4), 389–423. ᴅᴏɪ: 10.1080/07268602.2017.1350130
2014
The ‘split agent’ problem (or McGonagall paradox) in improvised theatre
Lochlan Morrissey. Presented at: GCCR HDR Symposium 2014. Griffith University: Brisbane, Australia.
Plasticity of nominal interpretations in context: An object–oriented approach
Lochlan Morrissey and Andrea C Schalley. Presented at: CTF'14: Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science. Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf, Germany.
2013
Arundale’s face constitution as Bayesian game
Lochlan Morrissey. Presented at: ALS2013: The Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society. University of Melbourne: Melbourne, Australia.
2012
The semantics of three terms in Australian English: refugee, asylum seeker, and boat people
Lochlan Morrissey. Honours thesis. Griffith University: Brisbane, Australia.
The semantics of three terms in Australian English: refugee, asylum seeker, and boat people
Lochlan Morrissey and Andrea C Schalley. Presented at: ALS2012: The Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society. University of Western Australia: Perth, Australia.
2011
Trolling is a art: Towards a schematic classification of intention in internet trolling
Lochlan Morrissey. In: Griffith Working Papers on Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication 3(2), 75–82.