Dr Anthony Murphy CPsychol, AFBPsS, SFHEA
Head of the Centre for Applied Research - Psychology, Health, Education and Law
Membership of Professional Bodies
Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (282721)
Chartered Member of the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers, and Teachers in Psychology
Member of the BPS Divisions of Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology
Member of the European Association of Psychology and Law
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the European Association of Psychology and Law
Member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing
I hold a BSc in Psychology, PGCert in Research Methods and Statistics, PGcert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, MSc Forensic Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Forensic Psychology. I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, an Associate Fellow of the BPS, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, Dubai.
Broadly, I am interested in applying research methods and evidence bases to practice in criminal justice and mental health settings, as well as helping organisations better understand the evidence base that underpins what they do and how they do it. My research focus currently targets evidence-based investigation and training in police officers at multiple levels. I have a successful background in developing and delivering research and evidence-based training packages at recruit and specialist investigator levels with the Metropolitan Police Service (London). More broadly, I am interested in psycho-legal processes, criminal/forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and health outcomes. I have a number of a number of ongoing research collaborations with the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), King’s College London, and The University of West London.
I maintain an active involvement in research, both academically and in helping organisations to develop the evidence base on which they make applied decisions. I provide support in the design of research and interventions, understanding the needs of organisations and how this translates into research questions, developing quantitative and qualitative means for understanding those questions, analyses, evaluation of impact, dissemination to key stakeholders, and reorganisation and structural implementation.
I have a background in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research and attempt to apply methodological pragmatism to problem solving in research methods. I particularly enjoy helping key stakeholders in the design of evaluation and action research and am interested in bridging the gap between practice and research, fusing evidence-based practice with practice-based evidence.
Clark, L., Lekkai, F., Murphy, A., Perrino, L., Bapir-Tardy, S., Barley, E. (2019). The use of positive behavioural support plans in mental health inpatient care. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 1-11 doi: 10.1111/jpm.12566
Hine, B., & Murphy, A. (2019). The influence of ‘High’vs.‘Low’ rape myth acceptance on police officers' judgements of victim and perpetrator responsibility, and rape authenticity. Journal of Criminal Justice, 60, 100 107. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2018.1503663
Murphy, A., & Hine, B. (2019). Investigating the demographic and attitudinal predictors of rape myth acceptance in UK Police officers: developing an evidence-base for training and professional development. Psychology, Crime & Law, 25(1), 69-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.08.001
Murphy, A. & England, D. (2018). The student experience of student-to-teacher feedback. New Vistas, 3(2), 13-17.
Hine B. & Murphy, A. (2017). The impact of victim-perpetrator relationship, reputation, and initial point of resistance on officers’ responsibility and authenticity ratings towards hypothetical rape cases, Journal of Criminal Justice. 49, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.01.001
Elichaoff, F., Rodriguez, D., & Murphy, A. (2014). More than just a method: Doctoral students' perspectives on the place of qualitatively driven mixed methods. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 17, 17-22.
Barley, E., Lekkai, F., Murphy, A., Perrino, L., Bapir-Tardy, S., Clark, L. (2018). Improving patient experience of mental healthcare by minimising restrictive practices: A mixed methods study. West London Mental Health Trust. NHS England. Funded by the General Nursing Council Trust.
Murphy, A., Adler, J. R., & Herring, J. (2010) Report of an evaluation of the Community Engagement Programme. London: Forensic Psychological Services.
Foreman, N., Phillips, J., Walford, N., Hockey, A., Sandamas, G., Murphy, A., Begum, R (2011) Successful use of both maps and satellite navigation by an unselected volunteer sample of older people in an unfamiliar nondescript urban environment. Cross Council Collaboration, New Dynamics of Ageing.
2015 – Ongoing. Metropolitan Police Service
Development and provision of specialist training on the role of biases and subjective beliefs in the investigation process (professional development training, Metropolitan Police Service). Training of specialist rape investigation officers and refresher training of existing investigators.
2010 – Forensic Psychological Services
Forensic Psychological Services, Safer London Foundation for evaluation of the Community Engagement Programme.
England, D.E., & Murphy, A. (2017) Applying for Grants as a Student or Early Career Scholar. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Austin, TX, USA. April 8, 2017.
Murphy, A. (2014). The applications and benefits of qualitatively driven mixed methods in clinical research. Chicago, Illinois: Advances in Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Research (Plenary, invited speaker). International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. 14-21 May 2014. (Part-funded by INSPIRE – University of West London & Middlesex University Research Knowledge Transfer Office).