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Dr. Timothy Murphy

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"

Publications

Books

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

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

Book Chapters

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
In Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Vol. 10: University Partnerships for pre-service and teacher development; UK : Emerald Publishing Company pp. 109-126

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
In Research Conference Journal Volume IV.; Naas: Kildare : Outside the Box Learning Resources

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
In Sage Research Methods Cases; Sage : Sage

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
In Towards an Education for Social Justice: Ethics Applied to Education; Belgium : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated pp. 101-122

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
In Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives; London : Continuum pp. 105-124

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
In Education Policy and Equal Education; Budapest : Open Society Institute, Central University Press pp. 69-85

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
In Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society; Maynooth : Mullen Print pp. 64-74

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
In The Future of Service-Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice; USA : Stylus Publishing (VA)

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
In Global Citizenship Education: Philosophy, Theory and Pedagogy; Rotterdam : Sense Publishers

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
In Teachers And Teaching; Taylor and Francis Published online: 12 Apr 2021 :
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2021.1913403

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
In European Educational Research Journal;
DOI: 10.1177/1474904120911754

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
In European Journal Of Teacher Education; pp. 169-186
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2017.1416086

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
In Issues In Educational Research; ROCKINGHAM : WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INST EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INC pp. 153-167

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
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 242-249

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
In Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies ; United Kingdom : pp. 17-34
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2016.1146155

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
In Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices; pp. 45-49

2010

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

2009

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

2009

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

2009

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

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
In International Journal of Teaching in Higher Education; pp. 226-236

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
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 29-39

2007

Jack Mezirow and Perspective Transformation:
Murphy, T.
(2007) Jack Mezirow and Perspective Transformation:
In Policy Futures In Education; pp. 491-496
DOI: 10.2304/pfie.2007.5.4.491

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
In Education, Citizenship and Social Justice; Sage : pp. 203-210

2005

Maxine Greene and the democratic project in
Murphy, T.
(2005) Maxine Greene and the democratic project in
In Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies ; pp. 55-64
DOI: 10.1080/03323310500184467

Conference Publications

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)
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

2015

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

2015

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

2014

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

2014

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

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2010

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

2007

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

Conference Contributions

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
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

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.
Mary Immaculate Collehe, Limerick, Ireland

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
Malta

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
Limerick: Ireland

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.
Maynooth: Ireland

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).
Maynooth: Ireland

2015

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

2014

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

2014

Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS)
Murphy, T
(2014) Irish Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS)
Limerick: Ireland

2013

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

2013

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

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
Hull, Yorkshire

2011

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

2011

ESAI Annual Conference
Murphy, T
(2011) ESAI Annual Conference
Dublin

2010

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

2010

Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School
Murphy, T
(2010) Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) Summer School
Tiblisi: Georgia

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
Galway

2008

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

2008

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

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
Manchester

2007

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

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.
SCoTENS(Ed.) Armagh, Northern Ireland : SCoTENS (Cross-border studies in Teacher Education )