Ms Edel Murphy

BSc, MSc.

Contact Details

Development Officer, HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland
General Practice
Room CRF 1.11
HRB Clinical Research Facility
NUI Galway

T: 353 91 495308
M:
E: edel.murphy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Edel Murphy is the Development Officer for the HRB Irish Primary Care Clinical Trials Network.

Edel holds a BSc from University College Dublin, an MSc in Cell Biology and the Higher Diploma in Education (NUI Galway). In 2012, she graduated with an MSc in Clinical Research from NUI Galway.  
After a short spell teaching at second level, Edel had a successful career for a number of years in the technology industry, as an information designer/project manager and later, as an operations manager.  She then ran her own project management company, managing a wide variety of projects for clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors.   Edel first worked as a research project manager with NUI Galway in 2005 and has since worked in a number of different disciplines within the University, including General Practice, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Economics. Her research interests include patient and public involvement in research, research methodology, with a particular interest in systematic reviews, and patient and public involvement in research, dementia and palliative care.  

Research Interests

Edel's research interests include dementia and palliative care, research methodology, with a particular interest in systematic reviews, and patient and public involvement in research. 

In addition to her role on the HRB Irish Primary Care Clinical Trials Network, Edel currently holds a HRB Cochrane Fellowship (2013-2015) and is completing a systematic review on palliative care interventions in advanced dementia.

Edel most recently worked in the School of Business and Economics, managing the start-up of a national survey to establish t
he preferences of the public with regard to health and wellbeing. She previously worked on the SPHERE Follow-Up study, a 6 year follow-up to the original SPHERE study, a randomised controlled trial of tailored practice and patient care plans designed to improve outcomes for patients with coronary heart disease.

Edel is currently involved in a number of systematic reviews on different
topics, contributing systematic review expertise to the review teams.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Murphy, E,Vellinga, A,Byrne, M,Cupples, ME,Murphy, AW,Buckley, B,Smith, SM (2015) 'Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal Of General Practice, 65 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'
Murphy AW, Cupples ME, Murphy E, Newell J, Scarrott C, Vellinga A, Gillespie P, Byrne M, Smith SM (2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'. BMJ Open, [Details]
(2015) 'Palliative care interventions in advanced dementia (Protocol)'
Murphy E, Froggatt K, Connolly S, O'Shea E, Sampson EL, Casey D, Devane D. (2015) 'Palliative care interventions in advanced dementia (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'
McCarthy B, Casey D, Devane D, Murphy K, Murphy E, Lacasse Y. (2015) 'Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, Feb 23 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The impact of reminiscence on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay care'
O'Shea, E., Devane, D., Cooney, A., Casey, D., Jordan, F. Hunter, A. Murphy, E. Newell, J. Connolly, S. & Murphy, K. (2014) 'The impact of reminiscence on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay care'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Maximising stakeholder involvement: The process of developing the DARES structured education reminiscence programme'
Casey, D., Cooney, A., O Shea, E., Dempsey, L., Smyth, S., Hunter, A., Murphy, E., Devane, D., Jordan, F., Murphy, K. (2014) 'Maximising stakeholder involvement: The process of developing the DARES structured education reminiscence programme'. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 10 (4):731-732 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) ''Seeing me through my memories': a grounded theory study on using reminiscence with people with dementia living in long-term care'
Cooney A, Hunter A, Murphy K, Casey D, Smyth S, Devane D, Dempsey L, Murphy E, Jordan F, O'Shea E. (2014) ''Seeing me through my memories': a grounded theory study on using reminiscence with people with dementia living in long-term care'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 23 (23-24):3564-3574 [Details]
(2013) 'Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland'
Cooney, A., O'Shea, E., Casey, D., Murphy, K., Dempsey, L., Smyth, S., Hunter, A., Murphy, E., Devane, D., Jordan, F. (2013) 'Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22 (13-14):1977-1987 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units: A study protocol for a cluster randomised trial'
O’Shea, E., Devane, D., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Casey, D., Jordan, F., Hunter, A. & Murphy, E. (2011) 'Effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units: A study protocol for a cluster randomised trial'. Trials, 12 (41) [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) The 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, Galway
Cooney, A., Hunter, A., Murphy, K., Devane, D., Smyth, S., Dempsey, L., Murphy, E., Jordan, F., & O'Shea, E. (2015) Seeing me through my memories: a grounded theory study on the use of reminiscence with people with dementia living in long-stay care facilities The 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, Galway [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2014) Reminiscence for people with dementia in long-stay care. Report. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
O’Shea, E., Cooney, A., Murphy, K., Devane, D., Newell, J., Casey, D., Dempsey, L., Jordan, F., Hunter, A., Murphy, E., Connolly, S. & Wall, D. (2014) Reminiscence for people with dementia in long-stay care. Report. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway. . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) First Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference,
Murphy Edel (2014) Workshop: Interpreting the Evidence: What do trials actually tell us?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], First Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference, Galway Ireland , 09-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) DARES: The process of developing a structured education programmes within an RCT to examine the impact of staff education on the quality of life of residents with dementia. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April.
Cooney, A., Murphy, K., Casey, D., O’Shea, E., Devane, D., Hunter, A, Jordan, F. & Murphy, E. (2011) DARES: The process of developing a structured education programmes within an RCT to examine the impact of staff education on the quality of life of residents with dementia. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) DementiA education programme incorporating REminiscence for Staff (DARES) study: findings from the pilot study. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April.
Hunter, A., Cooney, A., Devane, D., O’Shea, E., Murphy, K., Casey, D., Jordan, F.m Murphy, E. (2011) DementiA education programme incorporating REminiscence for Staff (DARES) study: findings from the pilot study. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) A cluster randomised trial on the effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April.
Jordan, F., Devane, D., Cooney, A., O’Shea, E., Murphy, K., Casey, D., Murphy, E., Hunter, A. (2011) A cluster randomised trial on the effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2010) DARES: the process of developing a structured education programme to examine the impact of staff education on the quality of life of residents with dementia. Poster. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Swansea. 1st - 2nd July.
Cooney, A., Murphy, K., Casey, D., O’Shea, E., Murphy, E., Devane, D., Murphy, E., Jordan, F. & Hunter, A. (2010) DARES: the process of developing a structured education programme to examine the impact of staff education on the quality of life of residents with dementia. Poster. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Swansea. 1st - 2nd July. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Dementia education programme incorporating reminiscence therapy for staff. Poster. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 2nd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 6th - 7th April.
Murphy, E., Murphy, K., Cooney, A. & O’Shea, E. (2009) Dementia education programme incorporating reminiscence therapy for staff. Poster. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 2nd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 6th - 7th April. Conference Poster [Details]