Neil Murphy

Neil Murphy



Prior to becoming a lecturer at the University of Salford I spent most of my health related career working in a community mental health team. There I developed interests in CBT and Family Interventions. I also became involved in training staff in risk assessment and management.

Since taking on my current role I have broadened my interests to explore the influence of media representations on the mentally ill and looking at the impact the same media has on staff. I am currently looking at the way that mental health staff utilize supervision and reflection.


Programme Leader- MSc CBP

Module Leader- CBT Complex Cases, Introduction to CBT (both in the MSc CBP programme).

  • Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Involved in teaching- MSc Advanced Practice modules, research modules in undergraduate Counselling programme.

Supervision- MSc CBP dissertations and MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy dissertations.

  • Co-supervise one PhD student

Research Interests

Interested in media and mental health, risk and use of reflection in relation to practice.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • RMN, BSc (hons), MSc, PGCHEPR, PhD.
  • Fellow of HEA


Murphy, N & Wibberley, C 2017, 'Development of an academic identity through PhD supervision-an issue for debate', Nurse Education in Practice, 22, pp.63-65.

Wibberley, C & Murphy, N 2016, 'The Influence of the media on practice in mental health- a bricolage of a single case study', Reflective Practice.

Murphy, N & Withnell, N 2013, 'Assessing the impact of delivering family interventions: findings of a small-scale study', Mental Health Nursing, 33(5), pp.10-13.

Murphy, N & Fatoye, F & Wibberley, C 2012, '"The Changing Face of Newspaper Representations of the Mentally Ill"', Journal of Mental Health, pp.1-12.

Withnell, N & Murphy, N 2012, Family Interventions in Mental Health, 1st edition, McGraw Hill, Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK Murphy, N 2012, 'Examining the influences behind risk thinking', Mental Health Nursing, 32(5), pp.10-11.

Complete list

Postgraduate research

  • Media and Mental Health, Family Interventions, CBT, Risk.
  • Interest in Methodological applications to research