Professor of General Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway
Being the Foundation Professor since 1997, Professor Murphy has been responsible for developing under graduate education in general practice and post graduate education in primary care in the University and region. He also is a general practitioner principal in a semi-rural practice in Turloughmore, County Galway.
He qualified in medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1988, completed his higher general practice training in Dublin 1992, was awarded an MD in 1996, a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London in 2004 and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology in Australia in 2011. He was a Visiting Professor to the University of Adelaide and Flinders University in Australia for the year of 2004.
He is the inaugural Chair of the University Research Ethics Committee (2005-08) and past Chair (2004-08) and Secretary (2000-04; 2010-14) of the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland. He has contributed to national policy development as the Chair of the Primary Care Sub-Committee of the Ministerial Advisory Forum of the Cardiovascular Strategy (2000-6) and a member of the Ministerial Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector (2009-10). Currently he is a member of the Hypertension Committee of the Irish Heart Foundation (2008-), Chair of Research and Board member of the Irish College of General Practitioners (2014-), Examiner ICGP (2010-) and board member of COPE (2011) – a charity for people affected by homeless.