Dr Fiona Murphy
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Dr Murphy is passionate about conducting research which engages with some of the more critical societal topics of our time. Her research covers experiences of institutionalisation, displacement and conflict.
Dr Murphy's research journey began in Australia where she worked with Indigenous Australians removed from their families and institutionalised under Australia’s assimilation policies. Since then, her work has led her to France, Turkey and the island of Ireland to understand how forced mobilities and displacement are reshaping the contemporary moment.
On her return to Ireland, she conducted research on the everyday life experiences of refugees post direct provision in Ireland. She has also turned her attention to the politics of sustainability and austerity in Ireland.
Dr Murphy achieved both scholarly and policy outcomes in her work on asylum seekers and refugees. She engaged in an applied research study for The Executive Office, examining the everyday life experience of asylum seekers and refugees. The results of this research report are key to the development of a refugee integration strategy for Northern Ireland.
FieldsAnthropology Conflict Transformation
Areas of Expertise
asylum seekers, refugees, conflict
Dr Murphy has extensive media experience.
- Seeking Refuge in Northern Ireland, RTE 8/02/2018
- Cooking and Protesting, RTE 4/11/2018
- What life is like for asylum-seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland, The Conversation 8/12/2017
- Safe return plan for refugees after five-years undermines the idea of integration, The Conversation 22/05/2017