Paul Murphy
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    Research Statement

    Most of my published research to date has engaged with the impact of class and gender hierarchies on wellbeing and quality of life in the Irish context, typfied in my first book Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama, 1899-1949 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and articles in journals such as  Theatre Research International and Theatre Journal. My interests have evolved towards interdisciplinary research with colleagues in the fields of health and social care, and publications in journals such as Healthcare, Arts and Health, Perspectives on Medical Education and Advances in Simulation.

    Research Interests

    My interests have evolved in recent years in terms of transdisciplinary, collaborative research that focuses on two broad areas: the deployment of drama in education and training in the health and social care sectors; the deployment of drama in mixed-methods approaches to socio-medical challenges. I work with colleagues from a variety 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 health 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.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

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

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