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Dr Paul Murphy (Steering Group Member)

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Dr Paul Murphy

Digital Interests
Improving health and wellbeing Digital collections Live performance

Research Interests

  • Arts and Health
  • Arts-based interventions for health and wellbeing

I engage in transdisciplinary, collaborative research that focuses on two broad areas: simulation-based education for health and social care; arts-based interventions for public health. I work with colleagues from a broad range of subject areas including experimental medicine, medical education, nursing, public health, sociology and social work. The shared focus is on developing new methods from the creative interaction between diverse disciplines with the common goal of understanding and improving healthcare and wellbeing in local, national and international contexts.  

My digital interests are in:

  • Improving health and wellbeing through the interaction between digital collections and live performance

I am the academic lead for Friel Reimagined, a unique drama research and engagement project based on the work of acclaimed playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015). The project is based at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Steel Charitable Trust. Our project team is working to digitise a selection of Friel’s papers held at the National Library of Ireland, and open them up to connect diverse audiences with the legacy and writings of Friel. A key aim of the project is to improve health and wellbeing for social and economically challenged communities through the interaction between digital collections and live performance.

Digital tools/platforms/software: 

  • NVivo
  • SPSS
  • Stata


Relevant projects

Friel Reimagined