Professor Marie Murphy
Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College
- Ulster University Doctoral College
- Research Institute
- Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 6669
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.
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- A Systematic Literature Review of Reviews on Techniques for Physical Activity Measurement in Adults: A DEDIPAC StudyInternational Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical ActivityDate: (2018)
- A systematic literature review of reviews on techniques for physical activity measurement in adults: a DEDIPAC studyInternational Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical ActivityDate: (2018)
- A Qualitative Investigation of Physical Activity Compensation Among Older AdultsBritish Journal of Health PsychologyDate: (2018)
- Effects of a peer-led Walking In ScHools intervention (the WISH study) on physical activity levels of adolescent girlsTrialsDate: (2018)
- Determinants of diet and physical activity (DEDIPAC): a summary of findingsInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical ActivityDate: (2017)
- Physical Inactivity and the Economic and Health Burdens Due to Cardiovascular Disease: Exercise as MedicineExercise for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment. Advances in Experimental Medicine and BiologyDate: (2017)
- Individual calibration of accelerometers in children and their health-related 2 implicationsJournal of Sport SciencesDate: (2017)
- Using computer, mobile and wearabletechnology enhanced interventions toreduce sedentary behaviour: a systematicreview and meta-analysisInternational Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical ActivityDate: (2017)
- The health benefits of walkingWalking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with HealthDate: (2017)
- Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University StudentsMEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCEDate: (2017)
PhD Research with Professor Marie Murphy
|Reducing sedentary behaviour and promoting physical activity in children: developing, feasibility and pilot testing a low-cost, multicomponent, school-based classroom intervention. Funded PhD Opportunity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke||Friday 18 May 2018||View Details|