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Dr Neil Murphy
Dr Neil Murphy
postal addressMary Seacole Building, Room 3.22, Frederick Road , Salford, England, M6 6PU.
email addressn.a.murphy@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 7120
Key Memberships
From January 2010 to September 2010.
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From June 2014 to present.
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to June 2014.
From January 2010 to September 2011.
Profile Summary

After completing my mental health registration as a nurse I trained as a behaviour therapist (professional qualification) and received regular supervision from a range of people who were specialist in this area. I became involved in community facing work and engaged in many cognitive behaviour courses but eventually found that family work was to be my passion. I completed the COPE and a post graduate research dissertation (that explored the perceived influence of violent incidents on mental health staff using cognitive type formulations to generate a meaning for them), receiving supervision outside of the university. I developed more of an interest in the use of various research methods to generate information related to practitioners, and engaged in various projects involving practitioners developing skills in research within the practice area. In this field I recieved specific supervision and support from Dr Christopher Wibberley.

Following this I moved more into the practice of family interventions using the Barrowclough and Tarrier model and I practiced family work until only last year (2016) initially as a full-time member of staff (establishing and piloting a project, then leading a team of FI workers) in a Trust (but still receiving individual supervision) and latterly as an honorary member using Falloon’s behavioural family work (receiving group supervision). During these years (around 15 years practicing family work) I also completed a PhD which included a specific chapter aimed at developing a cognitive type supervision approach for therapy staff. All of this influenced my practice and teaching. 

Since 2002 I have worked at the University of Salford (part-time until 2010, then full-time) and engaged in teaching both on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes of CBT/ CBP. I have over the time in the university worked with Dr G. Rayner, who mentored and supervised some of my CBT teaching and presented me with the opportunity to attend all the sessions and teach on ones that suited both my research and practice portfolio. For this I developed a range of new modules for the post graduate programme including one of family interventions. During all this I became a Fellow of the HEA and became an external examiner for the CBT post graduate programme at Leeds University. Such work led me to review and reflect on the use of recordings and rating sessions using the CTS-R for my own case work and that of other therapists. I stayed on at Leeds for an extra year past the normal 3 year contract, before once again dedicating more time to my research interests and then taking on the mantel of programme leader for the CBP programme for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 programmes. 

Away from the above, I have over the last 15 years reviewed for a range of professional journals and took on the chairs role on the editorial board for the MHNA journal. I have becom pragmatic in my view toward health care and realistic in what can be achieved in changing health care practice yet still optimistic that positive changes for health care staff and service users will happen in the near future.

 

 

Key Qualifications
1984
2015
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Guest Editorials in Journals
Magazine Articles
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2018
Aug
2012
Jul

 Presentation with Dr Christopher Wibberley (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Core themes related to the use of Bricolage and the developed of practitioner reflections influenced by media representations.

2008
Jul

Joint presentation with Dr Christopher Wibberley and Claire Hampshire (Both Manchester Metropolitan University).

External Examiner Duties
2016
Mar

 Post Graduate Mental Health Course

2010
Sep

 External Examiner until 2014 for the Post Graduate CBT and PSI course.

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2010
Jan

 Work within a community mental health team providing Family Interventions and clinical supervision.

Media Appearances
2016
Oct

 Interview (by Efirousi) related to the increase in the frequency of mental illness in parts of the Greater Manchester Area, especially Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood. The articles title is '

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2015
Apr

 You Tube clip of 3 minute thesis as presented for Health and Environment Schools. This clip won the round for this category. The essence is for the the presentation to be understandable to a 5 year old and use simple Engl... more >>.

Other
2016
Nov
2015
Sep

 Review mainly papers related to media representation of mental illness.

2013
Sep

 Editorial Board member for Mental Health Nursing.

2006
Mar

 Reviewed in excess of 50 papers (and continue to review) relating to the use of CBT, Family Interventions and Practice Development. 

Other Research Activity
2018
Jan

JOINT PROJECT WITH 5 OTHER EU UNIVERSITIES TO DEVELOP / CO-PRODUCE MATERIAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING.

Ethics aopproved via Trinity, Dublin.

2018
Jan

JOINT PROJECT WITH 5 OTHER EU UNIVERSITIES TO DEVELOP / CO-PRODUCE MATERIAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING.

Ethics aopproved via Trinity, Dublin.

2017
Oct

I am a participate in the international study “Validation of the ICF Core Set for Schizophrenia”.