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• Simulation-based education for healthcare and allied healthcare professions. • Arts-based interventions for public health.


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Personal profile

Research Interests

I engage in transdisciplinary, collaborative research that focuses on two broad areas: simulation-based education for health and social care; arts-based interventions for public health. I work with colleagues from a broad range of subject areas including experimental medicine, medical education, nursing, public health, sociology and social work. The shared focus is on developing new methods from the creative interaction between diverse disciplines with the common goal of understanding and improving healthcare and wellbeing in local, national and international contexts.  


In 2017 I received a a Queen's University Teaching Award in the Team category for interdisciplinary education with colleagues in Medicine and Social Work. In 2012 I was honoured to receive a Queen's University Teaching Award in the Student Nominated category.


I served as Secretary General of the International Federation for Theatre Research 2011-2016. I served as President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research 2008-2011.

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Words Matter: towards a new lexicon for 'nontechnical skills' training

    Murphy, P., Gormley, G. & Nestel, D., 27 Apr 2019, In : Advances in Simulation. 4, 8, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • 102 Downloads (Pure)

    Actup – an interdisciplinary approach to preparing senior paediatric trainees for challenging clinical scenario

    McNaughten, B., Sweeney, R., Murphy, P., Storey, L., Bourke, T. & Thompson, A., 2018, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 103, G169(P).

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

    Drama, 1900-1950

    Murphy, P., 2018, A History of Irish Working-Class Writing. Pierse, M. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 271-288

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


    Queen's University Teaching Award - Excellence in Teaching in a Team

    Paul Murphy (Recipient), Gavin Davidson (Recipient), Joe Duffy (Recipient), Lorna Montgomery (Recipient), Gerard Gormley (Recipient) & Ian Walsh (Recipient), 20 Jun 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Queen's University Teaching Award - Student-Nominated Category

    Paul Murphy (Recipient), 02 Jul 2012

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Paul Murphy (Recipient), 21 Dec 2017

    Prize: Other distinction


    BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (Journal)

    Paul Murphy (Associate editor)
    01 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Tackling Undermining & Bullying in the NHS

    Paul Murphy (Participant), Eunice Minford (Participant), Sophie Davidson (Participant)
    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    How to Build a Human Being

    Paul Murphy (Invited speaker)
    23 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Annual Scientific meeting

    Paul Murphy (Participant), Julie Rankin (Participant), Nicola Weatherup (Participant), Paul McFadden (Participant), Emma McGowan (Participant), Sarah Meakin (Participant)
    05 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Playing for Real: towards higher fidelity simulation in preparation for practice learning

    Paul Murphy (Invited speaker)
    06 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Advances in Simulation – Words Matter

    Paul Murphy, Victoria Brazil & Pamela Andreatta


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    Being Human - a festival of the humanities (Northern Ireland Hub)

    Franziska Schroeder (Participant), David Grant (Participant), Kurt Taroff (Participant), Cahal McLaughlin (Participant), Stefanie Lehner (Participant), Alex Murray (Participant), Sian Barber (Participant), Paul Murphy (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact