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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
Room 14G15
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 28 9036 6669
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Marie is Professor of exercise and health leading the Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research at the University. She graduated from Ulster with a BA Hons Sport & Leisure and PGCE in Physical Education and was awarded an MSc in Sports Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University. Marie has been at Ulster since 1992 serving as Head of the School of Sport and co-director of the Ulster Sports Academy from 2006-20014. Marie 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 was a member of sub-panel 26 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism for the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Marie’s research focuses on the effect of physical activity and exercise, in particular walking, on health and uses multidisciplinary approach which includes outcome measures ranging from the behavioural to the biochemical. Marie’s 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 most recent guidelines by the four Chief Medical Officers in the report “Start Active Stay Active” (DoH 2011). She is a member of the CMOs expert advisory group on physical activity and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Research publications

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To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)