Professor Philip Murphy

Professor Philip Murphy

Information

Research Qualifications
Problems of drug misuse.
Published research in other areas concerning health, including epilepsy and motor neurone disease, respectively
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 1981
PhD, Psychological aspects of opiate withdrawal, Liverpool University, 1993
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Chair of the Psychobiology Section of the British Psychological Society since 2008
Teaching Contact
PSY1117: Real World Psychology
PSY3122: Psychology of Substance Misuse (Module Leader)
PSY3133: Applied Pharmacology
PSY3135: Dissertation (Supervisor)
Professor Philip Murphy
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 584165
Email: Philip Murphy
Office: LP 2.67

Key Collaborators

Prof. John Fisk (University of Central Lancashire), Dr Faizal Mohammad (Mersey Care NHS Trust),
Dr Cathy Montgomery (Liverpool John Moores University)

Publications

Full-text links to these publications available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

Murphy, P.N. (2020). Psychobiological Issues in Substance Use and Misuse. Routledge.

Jones, S. , Jack, B.A., Kirby, J., Wilson, T.L. & Murphy, P.N. (2020). Methadone assisted opiate withdrawal and subsequent heroin abstinence: the importance of psychological preparedness. The American Journal on Addictions

Murphy, P.N., Mohammed, F., Wareing, M., Cotton, C., McNeill, J., Irving, P., Jones, S., Sharples, L., Monk, R.L., & Elton, P. (2018). High drug related mortality rates following prison release: Assessing the acceptance likelihood of a naltrexone injection and related concerns. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 92, 90-98

Kowshik, J., Murphy, P.N., & Clough, T.M. (2015). Platelet rich plasma versus corticosteroid injection for plantar fasciitis: a comparative study. The Foot, 25, 235-237.

Ellison, P., Marchant, D., Murphy, P.N., & Carneige, E. (2014). Determining eye-hand co-ordination using the sport vision trainer (SVT™): an assessment of familiarisation strategies. Research in Sports Medicine, 22, 36-48.

Brown, J.M., Lowe, K., Fillingham, J., Murphy, P.N., Bamforth, M, & Shaw, N.J. (2014). An investigation into the use of Multi Source Feedback (MSF) as a work based assessment tool. Medical Teacher, 36, 997-1004.

 Heim, D. et al. (2014). Addiction: not just brain malfunction. Published letter with 94 co-signatories. Nature, 507 (7490), 40.

 Agius, S., Tack, G., Murphy, P., Holmes, S., &  Hayden, J. (2014). Why do medical trainees in England take time out of their specialty training programmes? Results of a national survey. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 75, 584-589.

Kumar, V., Alva, A., Akkenna, S., Jones, M., Murphy, P.N., & Clough, T. (2013). Are albumin and total lymphocyte count significant and reliable predictors of mortality in fractured neck of femur patients. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, DOI : 10.1007/s00590-013-1299-6.

Kumar, V., Millar, T., Murphy, P.N., & Clough, T. (2013). The treatment of intractable plantar fasciitis with platelet-rich plasma injection. The Foot, Hard copy forthcoming.

Ellison, P., Marchant, D., Murphy, P.N., and Carneige, E. (2013). Determining eye-hand co-ordination using the sport vision trainer (SVT™): an assessment of familiarisation strategies. Research in Sports Medicine. DOI:10.1080/15438627.2013.852090. Hard copy forthcoming.

Brown, J.M., Kirton, J., Shaw, N.J., Murphy, P., & Clarke, R. (2012). The Training needs and career intentions of staff grade and associate specialist doctors.  British Journal of Hospital Medicine 73, 521-525.

Montgomery, C.,  Seddon, A.L., Fisk, J.E., Murphy, P.N., & Jansari, A. (2012). Cannabis-related deficits in real world memory. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 27, 217-225.

Montgomery, C., Fisk, J.E., Murphy, P.N., Ryland, I., & Hilton, J. (2012). The effects of heavy social drinking on executive function: A systematic review and meta-analytic study of existing literature and new empirical findings. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 27, 187-199.

Murphy, P.N., Bruno, R., Wareing, M., Ryland, I., Fisk, J.E., & Montgomery, C. (2012). The effects of ecstasy (MDMA) on visuospatial memory performance: Findings from a systematic review with meta-analysis. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 27, 113-138.

O’Brien. M.R., Whitehead, B, Murphy, P.N., Mitchell, J.D, & Jack, B.A. (2012). Social services care in the community for people with motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND/ALS): why are such services used or refused? Palliative Medicine,26, 123-131. DOI: 10.1177/0269216311398697.

Murphy, P.N., Bruno, R., Wareing, M., Ryland, I., Fisk, J.E., and Montgomery, C. (in press). The effects of ecstasy (MDMA) on visuospatial memory performance: Findings from a systematic review with meta-analysis. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental.

Murphy, P.N., Erwin, P.G., MacIver, L., Fisk, J.E, Larkin, D., Wareing, M., Montgomery, C., Hilton, J., Tames, F.J., Bradley, B., Yanulevitch, K. and Ralley, R. (2011). The relationships of ‘ecstasy’ (MDMA) and cannabis use to impaired executive inhibition and access to semantic long term memory. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 26, 460-469.

Fisk, J.E., Murphy, P.N., Montgomery C., & Hadjiefthyvoulou, F. (2011). Modelling the adverse effects associated with ecstasy use. Addiction, 106, 798-805.

Ning, M, Murphy, PN, & Jinks, A (2010) Nurse lecturers’ attitudes to research teaching, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34, 537-556.

Craig, L., Fisk, J.E., Montgomery, C., Murphy, P.N., and Wareing, M. (2010). Is emotional intelligence impaired in ecstasy-polydrug users. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24, 221-231.

Murphy, P.N., Wareing, M., Fisk, J.E.  (2009). Executive Working Memory Deficits in Abstinent Ecstasy/MDMA Users: A Critical Review. Neuropsychobiology  60, 159-175.

Fisk, J.E., Montgomery, C. and Murphy, P.N. (2009). The association between the negative effects attributed to ecstasy use and measures of cognition and mood among users. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 17, 326-336.

Murphy, P.N., Ryley, L.D., Kempson, A.R., Wareing, M., and Jones L.C. (2007). Illicit drug use and political involvement amongst contemporary young British citizens: A psychological perspective. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education: An International Journal, 7, 160-174.

Wareing, M., Fisk, J.E., Montgomery, C., Murphy, P.N., and Chandler, M. (2007). Information processing speed in ecstasy (MDMA) users. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and  Experimental, 22, 81-88.

Murphy, P.N. (2007). Assessing drug-related harm. Published letter. Lancet, 369, 1856.

Montgomery, C., Fisk, J.E., Wareing, M., and Murphy, P.N. (2007). Self-reported sleep quality and cognitive performance in ecstasy users.  Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 22, 537-548.

Murphy, P.N., Wareing, M. and Fisk, J.E. (2006). Users’ perceptions of the risks and effects of taking MDMA (Ecstasy). Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20, 447-455.

Fisk, J.E., Montgomery, C., Wareing, M, and Murphy, P.N. (2006). The effects of concurrent cannabis use among ecstasy users: neuroprotective or neurotoxic. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 21, 355-366.

Bewley, J., Murphy, P.N., Mallows, J. and Baker, G. (2005). Does alexithymia differentiate between patients with non-epileptic seizures, patients with epilepsy, and nonpatient controls? Epilepsy and Behavior, 7, 430-437.

Wareing, M., Fisk, J.E., Murphy, P.N., and Montgomery, C. (2005). Visuospatial working memory impairments in users of MDMA (ecstasy). Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 20, 115-123.

Montgomery, C., Fisk, J.E., Newcombe, R., Wareing, M., and Murphy, P.N. (2005). Syllogistic reasoning performance in MDMA (ecstasy) users. Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacolgy, 13, 137-145.

Montgomery, C., Fisk, J.E., Newcombe, R., and Murphy, P.N. (2005). The differential effects of MDMA (“ecstasy”) on executive components: shifting, inhibition, updating, and access to semantic memory. Psychopharmacology, 182, 262-276.

Fisk, J.E., Montgomery, C., Wareing, M., and Murphy, P.N. (2005). Reasoning deficits in ecstasy (MDMA) polydrug users. Psychopharmacology, 181, 550-559.

Wareing, M., Murphy, P.N., and Fisk, J.E. (2004). Visuospatial memory impairments in users of MDMA (‘ecstasy’). Psychopharmacology, 173, 391-397.

Wareing, M., Fisk, J.E., Murphy, P.N., and Montgomery, C. (2004). Verbal working memory deficits in current and previous users of MDMA. Human Psychopharmacolgy: Clinical and Experimental, 19, 225-234.

Fisk, J.E., Montgomery C., Murphy, P.N., and Wareing , M. (2004). Evidence of executive deficits among users of MDMA (ecstasy). British Journal of Psychology, 95, 457-466.

Murphy, P.N., Bentall, R.P., Ryley, L.D., and Ralley, R. (2003). Predicting post-discharge opiate abstinence from admission measures of motivation and confidence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 17, 167-170.

Murphy, P.N., Fisk, J.E., and Wareing, M. (2002). Ecstasy – sorting out the facts. Published letter. The Psychologist, 15, 550.

Wareing, M., Fisk, J.E., and Murphy, P.N. (2000). Working memory deficits in current and previous users of MDMA (“Ecstasy”).  British Journal of Psychology, 91, 181-188.

Books/Book Chapters

Murphy, P.N. (2018). What is Psychobiology. In P.N. Murphy (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Chapter 1.

Murphy, P.N. (2018). Some psychobiological implications of the consumption of cannabis. In P.N. Murphy (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Chapter 19.

Murphy, P.N. (2018). Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology. New York: Taylor and Francis Group

Research Data

Jones, S., Jack, B., Kirby, J.,, Wilson, T.L., & Murphy, P.N. Data associated for the following submission: Medically assisted opiate withdrawal and subsequent abstinence: the importance of psychological preparedness.

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