Dr Rebecca Murphy

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Murphy’s work focuses on amplifying and integrating the knowledge of Experts by Experience in both our health and research systems. She has extensive experience of conducting participatory methodologies with ‘minoritized’ communities, including people from BME and Indigenous Australian backgrounds and people with experiential knowledge of mental health difficulties, homelessness, and forced migration. Rebecca works in collaborative partnerships with peer researchers and/or ally community organisations, and together they have conducted and published research on; 1) participatory evaluations of specialty models of antenatal care for mothers of refugee and Indigenous Australian backgrounds; 2) mental health care experiences of people experiencing homelessness; 3) the development and impact of peer-led mental health support in the community; and 4) the implementation, scale-up, and impact of a co-produced and co-facilitated psycho-education programme. Rebecca’s work is informed by implementation science, specifically the feasibility and efficacy of scaling evidence-based health interventions within mainstream health systems in both national and international contexts. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Mental health needs of minority ethnic communities in Ireland: contexts and controversies'
Murphy, R. and Leavey, G. (2014) 'Mental health needs of minority ethnic communities in Ireland: contexts and controversies' In: Mental Health in Ireland; Policy, Practice and Law. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Why it’s time to stop saying “mental illness”: A commentary on the revision of the Irish Mental Health Act'
MacLachlan, M., Murphy, R., Daly, M., & Hyland, P. (2021) 'Why it’s time to stop saying “mental illness”: A commentary on the revision of the Irish Mental Health Act'. Hrb Open Research, 4 (28) [DOI] [Details]
2021 '“I came, I saw, I conquered”: reflections on participating in a PhotoVoice project'
Barry, J., Monahan, C., Ferguson, S., Lee, K., Kelly, R., Monahan, M., Murphy, R., Gibbons, P. and Higgins, A (2021) '“I came, I saw, I conquered”: reflections on participating in a PhotoVoice project'. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Beyond the moment: Influence of a co-facilitated education intervention on practitioners' recovery beliefs and practices'
Higgins A;Murphy R;Downes C;Barry J;Monahan M;Doyle L;Gibbons P; (2020) 'Beyond the moment: Influence of a co-facilitated education intervention on practitioners' recovery beliefs and practices'. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 29 (6) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Factors influencing the implementation of Epilepsy Specialist Nurse role: Using the Consolidation Framework for Implementation Research'
Higgins A.;Murphy R.;Downes C.;Varley J.;Begley C.;Elliott N. (2020) 'Factors influencing the implementation of Epilepsy Specialist Nurse role: Using the Consolidation Framework for Implementation Research'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, [DOI] [Details]
2020 '"The Road We Travel": Developing a co-produced narrative for a photovoice project'
Barry, J;Monahan, C;Monahan, M;Murphy, R;Ferguson, S;Lee, KL;Bennett, A;Gibbons, P;Higgins, A (2020) '"The Road We Travel": Developing a co-produced narrative for a photovoice project'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Factors impacting the implementation of a psychoeducation intervention within the mental health system: a multisite study using the consolidation framework for implementation research'
Higgins A;Murphy R;Downes C;Barry J;Monahan M;Hevey D;Kroll T;Doyle L;Gibbons P; (2020) 'Factors impacting the implementation of a psychoeducation intervention within the mental health system: a multisite study using the consolidation framework for implementation research'. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community'
de Vries J.M.A.;Downes C.;Sharek D.;Doyle L.;Murphy R.;Begley T.;McCann E.;Sheerin F.;Smyth S.;Higgins A. (2020) 'An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community'. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 24 (1):40-76 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families'
Higgins, A;Murphy, R;Barry, J;Eustace-Cook, J;Monahan, M;Kroll, T;Hevey, D;Doyle, L;Gibbons, P (2020) 'Scoping review of factors influencing the implementation of group psychoeducational initiatives for people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families'. Journal of Mental Health, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'An embodied distress: African asylum seekers' experiences of mental health difficulties while awaiting an asylum outcome in Ireland'
Murphy R;Keogh B;Higgins A; (2020) 'An embodied distress: African asylum seekers' experiences of mental health difficulties while awaiting an asylum outcome in Ireland'. Transcultural Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'LGBT plus young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland'
Higgins, A;Downes, C;Murphy, R;Sharek, D;Begley, T;McCann, E;Sheerin, F;Smyth, S;De Vries, J;Doyle, L (2020) 'LGBT plus young people's perceptions of barriers to accessing mental health services in Ireland'. Nursing management, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Erosion of meaning in life: African asylum seekers’ experiences of seeking asylum in Ireland'
Murphy R.;Keogh B.;Higgins A. (2019) 'Erosion of meaning in life: African asylum seekers’ experiences of seeking asylum in Ireland'. Journal of Refugee Studies, 32 (2):278-301 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The complex terrain of peer support in mental health: What does it all mean?'
Murphy R;Higgins A; (2018) 'The complex terrain of peer support in mental health: What does it all mean?'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25 (7) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'What's going to happen when we're gone? Family caregiving capacity for older people with an intellectual disability in Ireland'
Brennan D;Murphy R;McCallion P;McCarron M; (2018) 'What's going to happen when we're gone? Family caregiving capacity for older people with an intellectual disability in Ireland'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Service users' experiences of involuntary hospital admission under the Mental Health Act 2001 in the Republic of Ireland'
Murphy R.;McGuinness D.;Bainbridge E.;Brosnan L.;Felzmann H.;Keys M.;Murphy K.;Hallahan B.;McDonald C.;Higgins A. (2017) 'Service users' experiences of involuntary hospital admission under the Mental Health Act 2001 in the Republic of Ireland'. Psychiatric Services, 68 (11):1127-1135 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Service users' experiences of mental health tribunals in Ireland: a qualitative analysis'
Murphy R;McGuinness D;Bainbridge E;Brosnan L;Keys M;Felzmann H;Murphy K;Hallahan B;Higgins A;McDonald C; (2017) 'Service users' experiences of mental health tribunals in Ireland: a qualitative analysis'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34 (4) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Mothers with mental health problems: Contrasting experiences of support within maternity services in the Republic of Ireland'
Higgins A;Tuohy T;Murphy R;Begley C; (2016) 'Mothers with mental health problems: Contrasting experiences of support within maternity services in the Republic of Ireland'. Midwifery, 36 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Insiders as outsiders: Bicultural research assistants describe their participation in the evaluation of an antenatal clinic for women from refugee backgrounds'
Stapleton H.;Murphy R.;Kildea S. (2015) 'Insiders as outsiders: Bicultural research assistants describe their participation in the evaluation of an antenatal clinic for women from refugee backgrounds'. Qualitative Social Work, 14 (2):275-292 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The maternal and neonatal outcomes for an urban Indigenous population compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts and a trend analysis over four triennia'
Kildea S;Stapleton H;Murphy R;Kosiak M;Gibbons K; (2013) 'The maternal and neonatal outcomes for an urban Indigenous population compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts and a trend analysis over four triennia'. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Women from refugee backgrounds and their experiences of attending a specialist antenatal clinic. Narratives from an Australian setting'
Stapleton, H;Murphy, R;Correa-Velez, I;Steel, M;Kildea, S (2013) 'Women from refugee backgrounds and their experiences of attending a specialist antenatal clinic. Narratives from an Australian setting'. Women and Birth, 26 :260-266 [Details]
2013 'Lost in translation: staff and interpreters' experiences of the edinburgh postnatal depression scale with women from refugee backgrounds'
Stapleton H;Murphy R;Kildea S; (2013) 'Lost in translation: staff and interpreters' experiences of the edinburgh postnatal depression scale with women from refugee backgrounds'. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34 (9) [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The Murri clinic: a comparative retrospective study of an antenatal clinic developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women'
Kildea S;Stapleton H;Murphy R;Low NB;Gibbons K; (2012) 'The Murri clinic: a comparative retrospective study of an antenatal clinic developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women'. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12 [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 Understanding Family Strategies that Enable Long Term and Sustainable Home Environments for Older People with an Intellectual Disability.
Brennan, D., Murphy, R., McCallion, P., Griffiths, M., McCarron., M. (2016) Understanding Family Strategies that Enable Long Term and Sustainable Home Environments for Older People with an Intellectual Disability. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2017 Homelessness and Mental Health: Voices of Experiences.
Murphy, R., McDaid, S., Mitchell., K. (2017) Homelessness and Mental Health: Voices of Experiences. Mental Health Reform, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Development and impact of peer-led mental health support in the community: A review of Áras Folláin and Gateway.
Murphy, R., Lindenau, A., Corrigan, C., Downes, C., and Higgins, A (2016) Development and impact of peer-led mental health support in the community: A review of Áras Folláin and Gateway. Mental Health Ireland, Dublin. [Details]