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 Healthcare,  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 and Arts and Health.

      Research Interests

      My interests have evolved in recent years in terms of interdisciplinary, 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.  

      Achievements and Distinctions

      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.

      Particulars

      I served as Secretary General of the International Federation for Theatre Research responsible for communications and digital technology 2011-2016. I was President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research 2008-2011.

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      Frequent Journals

      • Theatre Research International

        ISSNs: 0307-8833

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1474-0672

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.31 SJR 0.124 SNIP 0.467

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      • Healthcare

        ISSNs: 2227-9032

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      • Theatre Journal

        ISSNs: 0192-2882

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1086-332X

        Johns Hopkins University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.13 SJR 0.145 SNIP 0.711

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      • Moving Worlds

        ISSNs: 1474-4600

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      • L’Annuaire Théâtral

        ISSNs: 0827-0198

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