Researchers at UCD


Mary J Murphy

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems



Mary J Murphy qualified as a Registered General Nurse in Barking, Havering and Brentwood Health Authority, England. Thereafter she worked in acute nursing in the areas of coronary care, intensive care and cardiothoracic nursing while also completing the English National Board Coronary Care Course.

Mary J completed a Bachelor of Science in Community Health-Occupational Health and worked as an Occupational Health Advisor in both private and public organizations in London. During her time in this field of nursing Mary J developed a keen interest in education. She returned to Ireland and completed a Bachelor of Nursing Studies in UCD which also provided her with her with the Registered Nurse Tutor qualification.
While working as a registered Tutor in St Vincents University Hospital completed a Master of Science in Primary Health Care in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Mary J is currently a PhD candidate in UCD




Year 1996 Institution: Brunel University, UK
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 1998 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BNS Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:



Conference Publications

Murphy, Mary J (2014) Primary Care Professionals Perspectives of Obesity Management European Forum for Primary Care 5th Biannual Conference [Details]
Murphy MJ; (2011) Learning about key concepts underpinning communication skills for health care Fourth International Clinical Skills Conference [Details]
Murphy MJ; (2010) Practising and Reflecting on Motivational Interviewing leads students to explore key concepts central to health care delivery Second International Conference on Motivational Interviewing Stockholm, Sweden, [Details]


Research Interests

Processes for achieving maximum health and well-being.
Motivational Interviewing.
Strategy implementation in Health Care Environments
Cardiovascular Nursing.
Primary Health Care.
Behavioural Interventions.
Management of obesity.




Modules Coordinated

201500   NMHS32450     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Socio-Ecolog PerspHlth&W'being
201500   NMHS20070     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Women's & Men's Health
201500   NMHS30470     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Promoting Health
201500   NMHS32290     Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys: Ethical&Legal Context Prof Pra