Biography

Dr. Murphy joined the Department of Education and Professional Studies in November 2013 as a Lecturer in Educational Research and Policy. He has researched and worked in a number of educational contexts, including England, the United States and Ireland. These educational experiences have influenced his thinking and research on education. His time at Columbia University in New York for example invited him to explore the potential for the inter-connectedness between the educational disciplines as a way of understanding on-going developments in educational theory and practice. And, during his tenure as a Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway, he was responsible for designing and delivering modules on sociology of education for PGCE and M level students. While there, he also conducted post-doctoral research for the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) and produced several publications relating to same.
It was at NUIG that he initiated his on-going interest in service learning (S-L) through active involvement with the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) there. This approach is identified as a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. His work in this area has been disseminated widely in peer-reviewed journals, as well as in various book chapter contributions, both nationally and internationally.
From 2008-2013, Dr. Murphy was a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education and Childhood at Leeds Metropolitan University. There he continued to develop his interest in service-learning oriented pedagogical approaches. In 2009, for example, he co-coordinated the Second International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE), which was held at the National University of Galway in Ireland, attracting over 200 practitioners and researchers from across the globe. From that event, he co-edited a publication on Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives, which has been acknowledged by Andrew Furco, Vice President for Public Engagement and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, USA, as ‘an important volume in the new genre of service-learning literature. To all who read it, this work will bring a greater and deeper understanding of the true character and essence of service-learning.' Additionally, Dr. Murphy has fostered collaborations with a number of international universities related to this work on service-learning. In 2010, he acted as academic host to Dr. Esther Luna from the Facultat de Pedagogia, Universitat de Barcelona, and, in 2012, this collaboration was further developed by the visit of Dr. PilarFolgueiras, also from the Universitat de Barcelona, to Leeds Metropolitan University.

Research Interests

In tandem with his on-going research into service-learning oriented pedagogies, he has also continued to develop his research interests into issues relating to policy and practice in diverse educational contexts, both nationally and internationally. In 2011, for example, he was nominated as a funded participant to the Open Society Institutes' (OSI) Privatisation in Education Research Initiative. And, in 2010, he had been invited to participate in the Emerging leaders for a new policy era: Educational leadership in transitioning societies, which was held at Lake Bazaleti in Georgia.

Selected research outputs from the various activities outlined above were nominated for Leeds Metropolitan Universitys' 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). While there, he continued to develop his research capacities by completing a Masters in Research Methods (MRes) in Education and Society at the Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University.

More recently, he has begun to explore the significance of teacher wellbeing as it relates to teaching and learning. He is a participant together with colleagues from the School of Education at the University of Limerick, Ireland; HiOA Oslo, Norway; UCC Copenhagen, Denmark; Mary I Limerick, Ireland; and UWC South Africa on an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for School Education Project entitled "Teacher Well-Being and Diversity: Managing language and social diversity in classrooms"

Research Collaborators

  • Anne Sliwka - Host Incoming Visitor - Heidelberg University -Germany
  • Doug Martin - Joint Publication - Leeds Beckett University -England
  • Jon Tan - Joint Publication - Leeds Beckett University -England
  • Paddy Tally - Funding Award - St Mary's University College -Northern Ireland
  • Patrick Blessinger - Joint Publication - St. John's University -USA
  • Pilar Folgueiras - Joint Publication - University of Barcelona -Spain
  • Sissel Tove Olsen - Outgoing Visitor - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences -Norway
  • Sissel Tove Olsen - Host Incoming Visitor - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences -Norway
  • Sissel Tove Olsen - Funding Award - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences -Norway

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Teachers' Pedagogical Work and Well-being: Perspectives from the Practitioners

Murphy, T., Masterson, M., Mannix McNamara, P., Tally, P. & McLaughlin, E. (2021) Teachers' Pedagogical Work and Well-being: Perspectives from the Practitioners. Taylor and Francis Published online: 12 Apr 2021 Teachers And Teaching

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2020

All in this together? The reconstitution of policy discourses on teacher collaboration as governance in post-crisis Europe

Milner A.L.;Browes N.;Murphy T.R.N. (2020) All in this together? The reconstitution of policy discourses on teacher collaboration as governance in post-crisis Europe. European Educational Research Journal

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2018

Teachers' views on research as a model of CPD: implications for policy

De Paor, C. and Murphy, T. R. N. (2018) Teachers' views on research as a model of CPD: implications for policy. European Journal Of Teacher Education :169-186

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2018

Reflection-on-action in qualitative research: A critical self-appraisal rubric for deconstructing research

Stynes, M;Murphy, T;McNamara, G;O'Hara, J (2018) Reflection-on-action in qualitative research: A critical self-appraisal rubric for deconstructing research. ROCKINGHAM : WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INST EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INC Issues In Educational Research :153-167

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2017

Teachers' CPD and sectoral interests: Opportunities for convergence and divergence

Murphy, T. R. N. and de Paor, C. (2017) Teachers' CPD and sectoral interests: Opportunities for convergence and divergence. Teaching And Teacher Education :242-249

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2016

Placement-based Learning and Learner Engagement: Findings from a New University in the UK

Murphy, T., Folguerias, B. and Mannix-McNamara, P. (2016) Placement-based Learning and Learner Engagement: Findings from a New University in the UK. United Kingdom Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies :17-34

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2011

Toward enhanced democratic learning spaces: A case study from the Republic of Ireland

Murphy, TR (2011) Toward enhanced democratic learning spaces: A case study from the Republic of Ireland. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices :45-49

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2010

Conversations on engaged pedagogies, independent thinking skills and active citizenship

Murphy, T (2010) Conversations on engaged pedagogies, independent thinking skills and active citizenship. Issues in Educational Research :39-46

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2009

Toward a Summative System for the Assessment of Teaching Quality in Higher Education

Murphy, T and McLaren, I (2009) Toward a Summative System for the Assessment of Teaching Quality in Higher Education. International Journal of Teaching in Higher Education :226-236

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2009

Teaching Portfolios and the Quality Enhancement Project in Higher Education

Murphy, T (2009) Teaching Portfolios and the Quality Enhancement Project in Higher Education. Educational Futures :71-84

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2009

Responding to School Disaffection: Insights from the Republic of Ireland

Murphy, T (2009) Responding to School Disaffection: Insights from the Republic of Ireland. International Journal on School Disaffection :35-39

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2009

Citizenship Education in the Era of Globilization: Canadian Perspectives

Murphy, TR (2009) Citizenship Education in the Era of Globilization: Canadian Perspectives. Citizenship Teaching and Learning

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2008

Democratic Practices in the Republic of Ireland: The Gap between the Rhetoric and the Reality

Murphy, T (2008) Democratic Practices in the Republic of Ireland: The Gap between the Rhetoric and the Reality. Irish Educational Studies :29-39

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2007

Jack Mezirow and Perspective Transformation:

Murphy, T. (2007) Jack Mezirow and Perspective Transformation:. Policy Futures In Education :491-496

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2006

The civic remit of educational practice in the Republic of Ireland: a review of the potential of service learning

Murphy, T (2006) The civic remit of educational practice in the Republic of Ireland: a review of the potential of service learning. Sage Education, Citizenship and Social Justice :203-210

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2005

Maxine Greene and the democratic project in

Murphy, T. (2005) Maxine Greene and the democratic project in. Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies :55-64

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Books

2021

International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. Springer.

Murphy, T. and Mannix McNamara, P. (2021) International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. Springer..

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2012

Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives

Murphy, TR and Tan, J (2012) Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives. : Continuum International Publishing House

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2009

The Path to Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Educational Challenges and Opportunities

Murphy, T (2009) The Path to Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Educational Challenges and Opportunities. : VDM Verlad Dr. Muller

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Book Chapters

2021

'Perspectives on Teacher Pedagogical Well-being at an urban DEIS second level school in Irelan

Murphy, T., Mannix McNamara, P., Slattery, G., Masterson, M., O'Sullivan, M., and Corry (2021) 'Perspectives on Teacher Pedagogical Well-being at an urban DEIS second level school in Irelan. Mew York : Springer International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice :1-228

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2021

International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice.

T. R. N. and Mannix-McNamara, P. (2021) International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. . : Springer International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. :189-197

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2021

Teacher Well-being in an Inclusive Secondary School

T. R. N. and Mannix-McNamara, P. (2021) Teacher Well-being in an Inclusive Secondary School. : Springer International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. :145-162

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2021

Introduction

T. R. N. and Mannix-McNamara, P. (2021) Introduction. Springer Strand : Springer International Perspectives on Teacher Well-being and Diversity: Portals into Innovative Classroom Practice. :1-11

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2017

Developing local and international collaborations to enhance the student learning experience through university-community engagements

Murphy, T. R. N., Tan, J. E. C., Luna, E., Folgueiras, P., Furco, A., Harrison, C. L., Lawrence, P., Martin, D. and Walker, G. (2017) Developing local and international collaborations to enhance the student learning experience through university-community engagements. UK : Emerald Publishing Company Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Vol. 10: University Partnerships for pre-service and teacher development :109-126

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2014

Observing a student peer-mentoring activity through Symbolic Interactionism and Functional Linguistics

Murphy, TR (2014) Observing a student peer-mentoring activity through Symbolic Interactionism and Functional Linguistics. Sage : Sage Sage Research Methods Cases

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2014

Student Peer-Mentoring: an Analysis of the Symbolic use of Gestures and Speech Acts

Murphy, T (2014) Student Peer-Mentoring: an Analysis of the Symbolic use of Gestures and Speech Acts. Naas: Kildare : Outside the Box Learning Resources Research Conference Journal Volume IV.

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2012

Directed Experiential Learning and Emerging Educational Professionals: The Demands for an Ethical, Constructivist, Qualitative Research Casing

Murphy, TR (2012) Directed Experiential Learning and Emerging Educational Professionals: The Demands for an Ethical, Constructivist, Qualitative Research Casing. Belgium : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated Towards an Education for Social Justice: Ethics Applied to Education :101-122

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2012

Striking a Balance between Economic and Social objectives in Education: Insights from Western Europe

Murphy, TR (2012) Striking a Balance between Economic and Social objectives in Education: Insights from Western Europe. Budapest : Open Society Institute, Central University Press Education Policy and Equal Education :69-85

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2012

Empowering Educational Practice Through Service-Learning in the UK: Case Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University

Murphy, T and Tan, J (2012) Empowering Educational Practice Through Service-Learning in the UK: Case Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University. London : Continuum Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives :105-124

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2010

The tensions between an economic and a more personal emphasis in educational thoughts and action. Toward a re-casting of the dualisms

Murphy, T (2010) The tensions between an economic and a more personal emphasis in educational thoughts and action. Toward a re-casting of the dualisms. Maynooth : Mullen Print Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society :64-74

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2009

Service-Learning and the Development of Critical Reflexivity in Teacher Education in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Contexts: Emerging Paradigms

Murphy, T and Allan, C and Tan, J (2009) Service-Learning and the Development of Critical Reflexivity in Teacher Education in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Contexts: Emerging Paradigms. USA : Stylus Publishing (VA) The Future of Service-Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice

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2008

Dialogues Across the Pond: Freire and Grene on the Citizenship Challenge in the Republic of Ireland

Murphy, T (2008) Dialogues Across the Pond: Freire and Grene on the Citizenship Challenge in the Republic of Ireland. Rotterdam : Sense Publishers Global Citizenship Education: Philosophy, Theory and Pedagogy

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Edited Books

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Conference Publications

2017

Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE). Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, May 19-20.

Murphy, T., Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., Tally, P. and McLaughlin, E. (2017) Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE). Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, May 19-20..

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2017

Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). Dubrovnik: Croatia, October 23-25.

Murphy, T., Mannix-McNamara, P., Masterson, M., O'Sullivan, M., and O'Brien, E (2017) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). Dubrovnik: Croatia, October 23-25..

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2017

Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)

Murphy, T., Mannix-McNamara, P., Masterson, M., O'Sullivan, M., and O'Brien, E (2017) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).

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2016

Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS): Vital Simultaneities: Researching Praxis in Personal, Professional and Public Contexts

Murphy, T (2016) Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS): Vital Simultaneities: Researching Praxis in Personal, Professional and Public Contexts.

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2016

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Education as a Public Good

Murphy, T, De Paor, C (2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Education as a Public Good.

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2016

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE): Teacher Education from a Global Perspective

Murphy, T, De Paor, C (2016) Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE): Teacher Education from a Global Perspective.

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2015

Education Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI)

Murphy, T, Folgueiras, P, Mannix McNamara, P (2015) Education Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI).

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2015

Teacher Education Policy Network Conference (TEPE)

Murphy, T, Martin, D, Folguerias, P (2015) Teacher Education Policy Network Conference (TEPE).

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2015

Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)

Murphy, T, De Paor, C (2015) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).

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2014

Clare and Limerick Education Centres Third Education Research Conference

Murphy, T (2014) Clare and Limerick Education Centres Third Education Research Conference.

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2014

Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS)

Murphy, T (2014) Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS).

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2013

XVI Congreso Nacional y II Internacional de Modelos de Investigación Educativa Investigación e Innovación Educativa al Servicio de Instituciones y Comunidades Globales, Plurales y Diversas

Bertomeu, PF and Murphy, TR (2013) XVI Congreso Nacional y II Internacional de Modelos de Investigación Educativa Investigación e Innovación Educativa al Servicio de Instituciones y Comunidades Globales, Plurales y Diversas.

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2012

British Education Studies Association 8th Annual Conference (BESA)

Murphy, T (2012) British Education Studies Association 8th Annual Conference (BESA).

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2011

British Education Studies Association 7th Annual Conference (BESA)

Murphy, T (2011) British Education Studies Association 7th Annual Conference (BESA).

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2010

Open Society Institute: Education Policy and Equal Opportunities Conference

Murphy, T (2010) Open Society Institute: Education Policy and Equal Opportunities Conference.

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2010

Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School

Murphy, T (2010) Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School .

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2007

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI

Murphy, T (2007) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI.

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Conference Contributions

2020

UL School of Education Research Symposium: Landscapes of Learning

Murphy, T., Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., Slattery, G., Corry, J., and O'Sullivan, M. (2020) UL School of Education Research Symposium: Landscapes of Learning.

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2018

FÉILTE 2018: Life-long learning: Making a difference!

Murphy T. Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., O'Sullivan, M., and Corry, J. (2018) FÉILTE 2018: Life-long learning: Making a difference!.

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2018

Teacher Well-being and Diversity Conference

Murphy T. Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., O'Sullivan, M., and Corry, J. (2018) Teacher Well-being and Diversity Conference.

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2017

Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference

Murphy, T., Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., Tally, P., and McLaughlin, E. ( (2017) Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference.

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2017

Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference

Murphy, T., Mannix McNamara, P., Masterson, M., Tally, P. and McLaughlin, E. (2017) Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference.

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2017

Adopting an inclusive approach to teachers' CPD needs: Responding to sectoral differences across primary and secondary levels in the Irish and Maltese educational contexts.

Murphy, T., De Paor, C. & Attard, M. T. (2017) Adopting an inclusive approach to teachers' CPD needs: Responding to sectoral differences across primary and secondary levels in the Irish and Maltese educational contexts. .

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2016

Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS): Vital Simultaneities: Researching Praxis in Personal, Professional and Public Contexts

Murphy, T (2016) Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS): Vital Simultaneities: Researching Praxis in Personal, Professional and Public Contexts.

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2016

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Education as a Public Good.

Murphy, T, De Paor, C (2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI): Education as a Public Good..

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2016

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE): Teacher Education from a Global Perspective

Murphy, P, De Paor, C (2016) Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE): Teacher Education from a Global Perspective.

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2015

Education Studies Association or Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI)

Murphy, T., Floguerias, P., and Mannix McNamara, P. (2015) Education Studies Association or Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI).

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2015

Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)

Murphy, T, De Paor, C (2015) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).

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2015

Education Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI).

Murphy, T, Floguerias, P, and Mannix-McNamara, P. (2015) Education Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference (ESAI)..

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2014

Clare and Limerick Education Centres Third Education Research Conference

Murphy, T (2014) Clare and Limerick Education Centres Third Education Research Conference.

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2014

Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS)

Murphy, T (2014) Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS).

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2013

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Murphy, T (2013) Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).

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2013

British Education Studies Association 9th Annual Conference

Murphy, TR (2013) British Education Studies Association 9th Annual Conference.

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2012

Changing Futures: 8th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association

Murphy, T (2012) Changing Futures: 8th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association.

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2011

ESAI Annual Conference

Murphy, T (2011) ESAI Annual Conference.

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2011

British Education Studies Association 7th Annual Conference

Murphy, T (2011) British Education Studies Association 7th Annual Conference.

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2010

Open Society Institute: Education Policy and Equal Opportunities Conference

Murphy, T (2010) Open Society Institute: Education Policy and Equal Opportunities Conference.

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2010

Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School

Murphy, T (2010) Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School .

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2009

The Second International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education: Conservations that Matter II

Murphy, TR and Tan, J and Allan, C (2009) The Second International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education: Conservations that Matter II.

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2008

Association for Teacher Education in Europe

Murphy, TR (2008) Association for Teacher Education in Europe.

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2008

Cultures in Resistance: The 7th Conference of the Discourse, Power, Resistance Series

Murphy, TR (2008) Cultures in Resistance: The 7th Conference of the Discourse, Power, Resistance Series.

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2008

British Education Studies Association Annual Conference

Murphy, TR (2008) British Education Studies Association Annual Conference.

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2007

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)

Murphy, T (2007) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI).

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Published Reports

2019

Teachers' Pedagogical Work and Well-being Research Report. Seed Funded SCoTENS Research Project, University of Limerick/Queens University Belfast.

Murphy, T., Masterson, M., Mannix McNamara, P., Tally, P. & McLaughlin, E. (2019) Teachers' Pedagogical Work and Well-being Research Report. Seed Funded SCoTENS Research Project, University of Limerick/Queens University Belfast. . Armagh, Northern Ireland : SCoTENS (Cross-border studies in Teacher Education )

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