Ms Edel Murphy BSc, MSc.
Edel Murphy is a research project manager in the Discipline of General Practice, working on the SPHERE Follow-Up Study. Edel holds a B.Sc. from University College Dublin and completed an M.Sc. in Cell Biology, in the (then) National Institute for Higher Education Dublin and the Higher Diploma in Education. In 2012, she graduated with an M.Sc. 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 worked in a number of different Disciplines within the University.
| Edel's research experience includes quality of
life of older people in long-stay care, the use of reminiscence with people
with dementia in long-stay care, the portrayal of older people in the printed media and OCHAR, the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest register. Her thesis for the Masters in Clinical Research in 2012 focussed on methodological aspects of the measurement of quality of life of older people with dementia in long-stay care.
She joined the SPHERE Follow-Up study in 2012, as project manager and researcher. This study is 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.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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. [Details]|
|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]|