Research Profile

Kevin Murphy

Biography

Dr. Kevin Murphy graduated from University College Cork with an honours degree in Pharmacy in 2007. After gaining several years of clinical experience in community pharmacies across Munster, he undertook his doctoral research in the School of Pharmacy in UCC in the area of benzodiazepine use. He gained experience in both quantitative (both proforma databases and national databases) and qualitative (focus groups and semi-structured interviews) research methodologies.

After the completion of his PhD in 2014, he worked as a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy under a temporary contract at the School of Pharmacy in UCC. He then took up a position as Project Manager in the randomised, controlled, multi-centre Optimising Therapy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions in the multimorbid elderly
(OPERAM) trial in 2016. The trial received €6.6 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme and the Swiss Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. The trial is investigating the benefit of whether pharmacotherapy optimisation, including use of an electronic recommendation system, leads to reduced drug related hospital admissions.


He resumed work as a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy in 2017. He is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the BPharm/MPharm and the MSc (Clinical Pharmacy) degree. He also contributes to the Certificate in Nurse Prescribing.



Research Interests

Training:
  • 2019: ICH Good Clinical Practice Refresher
  • 2017: Good Clinical Practice in Medical Device Research
  • 2017: Introduction to project Management, Fistral Training and Consultancy
  • 2016: ICH Good Clinical Practice
  • 2015: Cochrane Systematic Review course, Cochrane Ireland


Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'
Murphy KD;Lambert S;McCarthy S;Sahm LJ;Byrne S; (2017) 'You Don't Feel: The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 50 (2):121-128 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Murphy KD;Sahm LJ;McCarthy S;Byrne S; (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (5):749-752 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'
Murphy, KD,Byrne, S,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Sahm, LJ (2014) 'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'. Journal Of Addiction Medicine, 8 :199-204 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'Assessment of factors that influence physician decision making regarding medication use in patients with dementia at the end of life'
Parsons, C;McCorry, N;Murphy, K;Byrne, S;O'Sullivan, D;O'Mahony, D;Passmore, P;Patterson, S;Hughes, C (2014) 'Assessment of factors that influence physician decision making regarding medication use in patients with dementia at the end of life'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29 :281-290 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'
Murphy, Kevin, D.; Byrne, Stephen; Sahm, Laura J.; Lambert, Sharon; McCarthy, Suzanne (2014) 'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'. Rural and remote health, 14 (3)   [Full Text] [Details]
(2013)'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'
Murphy K, Sahm L, McCarthy S, Lambert S, Byrne S (2013) 'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'. Addictive Behaviors, 38 (8):2392-2401 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2013)'prevalence study of potentially inappropriate prescribing in Irish long-term care residents'
O'Sullivan, D. P., D. O'Mahony, Parsons, C., Hughes, C., Murphy, K., Patterson, S., Byrne, S. (2013) 'prevalence study of potentially inappropriate prescribing in Irish long-term care residents'. Drugs & Aging, 30 (1):39-49   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference 2018
E. Lynch, J. O'Flynn, C. O'Riordan, C. Bogue, D. Lynch , S. McCarthy, K. Murphy (2019) The impact of a ward ‐ based pharmacy technician service in an Irish hospital Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference 2018 , pp.12-12   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacy
Lynch, E O’Fynn, J O’Riordan, C Bogue, C Lynch, D McCarthy, S Murphy, K (2019) 4CPS-236 The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service 24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacy Barcelona, , 27-MAR-19 - 29-MAR-19   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)14th International Congress of the EuGMS
Jennings E, Murphy K, Gallagher P, O’Mahony D (2018) In-hospital adverse drug reactions in hospitalised older adults—a systematic review 14th International Congress of the EuGMS Berlin, , 10-OCT-18 - 12-OCT-18   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)66th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society
Jennings E, Murphy K, Gallagher P, O’Mahony D (2018) In-Hospital Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalised Older Adults - A Systematic Review 66th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society , pp.v13-v60   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference 2017
Murphy, Kevin; Lambert, Sharon; McCarthy, Suzanne; Byrne, Stephen; Sahm, Laura (2017) Challenges in Deprescribing for Young Chronic Benzodiazepine Patients Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Conference 2017   [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference
Murphy K.D., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) A descriptive analysis of service-users attending an outpatient treatment centre during 2009/2010 Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference Cork, Ireland, , 23-APR-12 - 24-APR-12 [Details]
(2012)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) Substance Use in Young Persons in Ireland, a Systematic Review European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Barcelona, Spain, , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12 [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2012) Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007-2010 European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Barcelona, Spain, , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12 [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)European Association of Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K, Sahm LJ, Lambert S and Byrne S; (2011) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services during 2009 and their use of alcohol European Association of Clinical Pharmacy Dublin Ireland, , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [Details]
(2011)ESCP 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy:Connecting Care and Outcomes
Murphy K., Sahm L., Lambert S., Byrne S. (2011) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol ESCP 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy:Connecting Care and Outcomes Dublin Ireland, , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [Full Text] [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2013)Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review.
Murphy, KD;Sahm, LJ;Lambert, S;Byrne, S (2013) Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]
(2012)A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol.
Murphy, K;Sahm, L;Lambert, S;Byrne, S (2012) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol. DORDRECHT: Abstract [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2014)Substance misuse in young people in Ireland - a focus on benzodiazepines.
Murphy, Kevin; Byrne, Stephen; Sahm, Laura; McCarthy, Suzanne (2014) Substance misuse in young people in Ireland - a focus on benzodiazepines. Cork: Thesis/Dissertation   [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management Member09-JAN-17 /
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Member17-DEC-08 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)HPAI Conference 2019,
Richardson, M; O' Dwyer, C; Gaskin, J; Conyard, E; Murphy, K (2019) A Study to Evaluate the Potential Contribution of Medication use to Falls in Elderly Patients Presenting to an Acute Hospital. [Poster Presentation], HPAI Conference 2019, Dublin , 05-APR-19 - 07-APR-19. [Details]
(2019)24th Congress of the European Association Hospital Pharmacy,
Lynch, E.; O’Flynn, J.; O’Riordan, C.; Bogue, C.; Lynch, D.; McCarthy, S.; Murphy, K. (2019) The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service. [Poster Presentation], 24th Congress of the European Association Hospital Pharmacy, Barcelona , 27-MAR-19 - 29-MAR-19. [Details]
(2018)New Horizons,
Jennings E, Murphy K, Gallagher P, O’Mahony D (2018) In-Hospital Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalised Older Adults: A Systematic Review. [Poster Presentation], New Horizons, Cork . [Details]
(2016)Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester,
O’Leary, E.M.; Keating, J.J.; Bermingham, M; Murphy, K.D.; Burke, C.; Smithson, H; O’Connor, C.; O’Connell, E.; Higgs, B. (2016) Preparing Students for Professional Practice: Integrating the CPD requirement of Professional Pharmacists into our Curriculum. [Poster Presentation], Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, Manchester University . [Details]
(2016)PebbleDash,
O'Leary E; Murphy K; Bermingham M; Keating JJ; Smithson H; O'Connor C; Higgs B. (2016) Using PebblePad to facilitate healthcare students' transition to professional practice. [Other], PebbleDash, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom , 01-SEP-16 - 01-SEP-16. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
College of Medicine and Health Athena SWAN Steering Group Member2019 /
School of Pharmacy Staff-Student Committee Member2019 /
School of Pharmacy Athena Swan Steering Committee Member2017 /
School of Pharmacy - MSc (Clinical Pharmacy) Board Member2014 /
School of Pharmacy Board Member2014 /
Postgraduate Student Committee of the College of Medicine and Health Public Relations Officer2013 / 2014

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy01-SEP-17 /
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork Post-Doctoral Researcher/Project Manager OPERAM05-SEP-16 / 24-APR-18
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy03-NOV-14 / 03-MAR-16
School of Pharmacy, University College Cork Research Pharmacist03-JAN-11 / 02-JUN-14

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2017University College Cork Postgrad Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2016University College Cork Postgrad Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2014University College Cork PhDClinical Pharmacy
2007University College Cork BPharm (Hons)Pharmacy

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Regularly promote the profession of pharmacy at UCC and School of Pharmacy open days for secondary school students and their parents.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
The Boolean Referee10-JUN-15 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Referee15-JUN-15 -
European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology Referee06-AUG-14 -
Addictive Behaviors Referee03-APR-12 -

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My interest in teaching is to produce pharmacy graduates who will be medicines’ experts and will have patient welfare as their primary focus. This encompasses many aspects.

One aspect is my own ability to guide students. I strive to improve my teaching knowledge and abilities on a continual basis. I seek opportunities to evaluate my current teaching practices and to implement improvements.

Another aspect is to demonstrate the behaviours and attitudes of a competent pharmacist. These can be described in textbooks but changing students’ behaviours and attitudes requires more than book learning. Students must be exposed to real-life examples of exemplary pharmacist behaviours and attitudes to effect changes in students.

The final aspect is to provide students with a learning experience that is conducive to complete understanding of the topic being studied. Students need an in-depth understanding of clinical pharmacy to practice successfully as pharmacists because they will encounter a vast number of patients, medicines and medical conditions, and inadequate understanding could lead to the suboptimal patient care.


Training
  • 2019: International Advanced Assessment course, London
  • 2019: Preregistration Exam observation training, Dublin
  • 2019: safeTALK, HSE
  • 2018: Making Every Contact Count training
  • 2018: First Aid Response training
  • 2018: LEAD - Living Equality & Diversity, UCC
  • 2018: General Data Protection Regulations, UCC
  • 2017: PGDip Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UCC
  • 2016: PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UCC







Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Claire Fitzgerald - MSc (Clinical Pharmacy) University College CorkMSc Health SciencesTransition from continuing education (CE) to continuing professional development (CPD) - -community pharmacists’ views and learning needs assessment

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Pharmacy Practice I PF1011Pharmacy Practice I
2020Personal Skills PF4011Personal Skills
2020Respiratory, Musculoskeletal and Dermatology Systems PF3012Respiratory, Musculoskeletal and Dermatology Systems
2020Pharmacoeconomics PF6005Pharmacoeconomics

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