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Dr Eileen Murphy

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Eileen Murphy

Dr Eileen Murphy

Senior Lecturer

Direct phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3979

For media contact email
or call +44(0)2890 973091.



GAP1013 Introduction to World Archaeology (Module Coordinator)
GAP3053 Society, Death and Disease (Module Co-ordinator)


GAP4507 Independent Project (Module Co-ordinator)


Current Administrative Roles:

• Programme Coordinator for the MSci in Archaeology
• Programme Coordinator for the BA Archaeology
• Assistant Leader of the Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club


Research Interests

Current Research:

Past Cultural Change (PCC)

Key words - Biocultural studies of Irish and Russian archaeological populations; deviant and minority burial practices; children’s burial grounds; archaeology of emotion

Ballyhanna Research Project
Further information about this project can be found in volumes 1 and 4 of Seanda, the National Road Authority’s archaeology magazine.

INSTAR: The People of Prehistoric Ireland

The Cross and the Shamrock: Symbolism and Cultural Identity among the Irish Immigrants of Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Leprosy in Medieval Ireland

Health and Disease in Prehistoric Russia

Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership - survey of Killevy graveyard


PhD Students:

Jeanna Loyer - Bioarchaeology, Archaeothanatology and Social Dimensions of Bronze Age and Iron Age Eurasian Steppe Populations

Cormac McSparron - The Early Bronze Age Single Burial Tradition in Ireland

Roisin O'Reilly - Musculoskeletal stress markers associated with the activities of past Irish populations

Deirdre Drain - A Comparative Osteoarchaeological Analysis of Health Status in the Urban vs. Rural Populations of Late Medieval Ireland


Completed PhD Students (first supervisor):

Svetlana Svyatko (2009) - Palaeodietary analysis of prehistoric populations from the Minusinsk Khakass Basin, South Siberia

Lynne McKerr (2010) - The archaeology of children and childhood in Early Modern Ireland

Catriona McKenzie (2010) - Biocultural analysis of Ballyhanna Medieval human remains

Rebecca Crozier (2012) - Taphonomic study of Neolithic human remains from Orkney

Jonny Geber (2012) - Biocultural and palaeopathological analysis of Great Famine burials from the Kilkenny Workhouse


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Frequent Journals

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  • Maney Publishing

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