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School of Health and Society

Dr Neil Murphy



I have worked at the university since 2002 teaching on the mental health nursing programme. I am a registered mental health nurse and a practitioner researcher.


I teach on the post graduate CBP programme , the Advanced Practice programme and post graduate Counselling and Psychotherapy programme.

Teaching interests

  • Media,
  • mental health,
  • family,
  • risk.

Research Interests

My recent interests have been aimed at the impact of media representations on mental health staff behaviour. I am currently invoved in a project that is investigating the influence of mental health sessions on generic Advanced Practitioners.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD, MSC, PGCHER, BSc (hons), RMN. I am a fellow of the HEA and have recently revalidated to the NMC.


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.

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Postgraduate research

  • Media representations
  • Risk and violence in mental health
  • Community mental health care