Professor Marie Murphy

Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College

School/Department
Ulster University Doctoral College
Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 6669
Email
mh.murphy@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 14G15
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Marie is Professor of Exercise and Health, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College. She graduated from Ulster with a BA (Hons) Sport & Leisure and PGCE (with distinction) in Physical Education and was awarded an MSc in Sports Science (with distinction) and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University.

Marie’s research focuses on the effect of physical activity and exercise, in particular walking, on health and uses multidisciplinary approach that has included outcome measures ranging from the behavioural to the biochemical. Her work has contributed to the evidence base underlying the current physical activity guidelines in the US, UK and Ireland and she was a co-author of the UK guidelines by the 4 Chief Medical Officers in the report  “Start Active Stay Active” (DoH 2011).  She has over 120 publications (peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and invited editorials).

Marie is a member of the UK Chief Medical Officer’s expert advisory group on physical activity and is currently leading the scientific panel reviewing the UK physical activity guidelines for adults. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) ,  the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)  and the Higher Education Academy and is on the Board of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and the WHO Europe Health Enhancing Physical Activity Steering Committee (HEPA Europe). She is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS) and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA).

Marie was a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (UK-wide assessment of university research quality) sub-panel for Sport & Exercise Sciences Leisure & Tourism  and has recently been appointed as Chair  of this sub-panel for  REF2021.

Training effects of short bouts of stairclimbing in sedentary young women. / Kennedy, Rodney; Boreham, Colin; Murphy, Marie; Young, Ian; Wallace, William; Tully, Mark.

In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 35, No. 5, 05.2003, p. S373.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Accumulated brisk walking reduces arterial stiffness in overweight adults: Evidence from a randomized control trial. / Kearney, T M; Murphy, M H; Davison, G W; O'Kane, M J; Gallagher, A M.

In: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, Vol. 8, 01.02.2014, p. 117-126.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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A Qualitative Investigation of Physical Activity Compensation Among Older Adults. / Gray, Phillip; Murphy, Marie; Gallagher, Alison; Simpson, Ellen EA.

In: British Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 1, 02.2018, p. 208-224.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Exercise and postprandial lipaemia: effects on peripheral vascular function, oxidative stress and gastrointestinal transit. / Clegg, Miriam; McClean, Conor; Davison, Gareth; Murphy, Marie; Trinick, Tom; Duly, Ellie; McLaughlin, JAD; Fogarty, Mark; Shafat, Amir.

In: Lipids in Health and Disease, Vol. 6, 31.10.2007.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women. / ANDERSON, A; Murphy, Marie; MURTAGH, E; NEVILL, A.

In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 7, No. 5, 2006, p. 437-451.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Evaluating the effects of a low volume stairclimbing programme on measures of health-related fitness in sedentary office workers. / Kennedy, Rodney; Boreham, Colin; Murphy, Marie; Young, Ian S; Murtie, Nanette.

In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2007, p. 448-454.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The effects of a worksite based walking programme on cardiovascular risk in previously sedentary civil servants. / Murphy, Marie; Murtagh, Elaine M; Boreham, Colin AG; Hare, Lesley G; Nevill, Alan M.

In: BMC Public Health, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2006, p. 136.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Accumulated vs continuous exercise for health benefit: A review of empirical studies. / Murphy, Marie; Blair, Steven; Murtagh, Elaine.

In: Sports Medicine, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2009, p. 29-45.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The impact of acute moderate intensity exercise on arterial regional stiffness, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant status in healthy males. / McClean, Conor; Clegg, Miriam; Shafat, Amir; Murphy, Marie; Trinick, Tom; Duly, Ellie; McLaughlin, JAD; Fogarty, Mark; Davison, Gareth.

In: Research in Sports Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 1, 19.01.2011, p. 1-13.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Active travel to school and physical activity levels of Irish primary school children. / Murtagh, Elaine; Murphy, Marie.

In: Pediatric Exercise Science, Vol. 23, 2011, p. 230-236.

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Research Opportunities with Professor Marie Murphy

Title Closing Date  
Wearable technologies for self-management of diabetes in pregnancy Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 10 August 2018 View Details