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Padraig Murphy

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Biography

Dr. Pádraig Murphy is Assistant Professor in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication programme.  

While starting out as an environmental biotechnology graduate, Dr Murphy moved into science communication and Science and Technology Studies in the late nineties, as well as content management in e-learning. His teaching and research interests include science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 

Dr. Murphy leads the Celsius research cluster at DCU. His current research and writing has focused on deliberative and participatory dialogue models for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable technologies, and ways that society can anticipate communications and policy issues around emerging, disruptive technologies. He managed a citizens’ jury on the trialling of the GM potato in Ireland, the Irish GM Potato Community of Inquiry project, funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. 

He is author of Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics: Debating Genetic Futures from School to Society (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of  Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland (Pantaneto Press, 2017).

Dr. Murphy has a PhD in Communication Studies from Dublin City University; an MSc in Science Communication also from Dublin City University; and a BSc in Environmental Pollution and Biological Sciences from the University of South Wales, formerly the University of Glamorgan, Wales.

Research Interests

Science communication; Science and Technology Studies; public participation in and media representations of science and technology; Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); interdisciplinary links between the physical sciences and humanities and social sciences; community-based research

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Center of Creativities, Arts and Science in Education EU Erasmus Plus 01-SEP-17 - 31-AUG-20 DCU PI 43,236.08
Open schools for open societies EU Horizon 2020 01-APR-17 - 31-MAR-20 DCU PI 106,000.22
Open Schools for Open Societies (OSOS) - EC Horizon 2020 Project European Commission Horizon 2020 01-MAR-17 - 29-FEB-20 PI, Management Committee, Work Package Leader 177,000.00
Nanotechnology: engaging the public on health, environmental and social issues Environmental Protection Agency 01-OCT-07 - 31-DEC-09 Principal Investigator, researcher 183,876.00
Actors in NanoTechnology Co-creation and Participatory Policy Engagement/EI H2020 Coordinator Support Enterprise Ireland 28-OCT-16 - 27-JUL-17 DCU PI 15,236.16
ANTICIPATE: Actors in NanoTechnology Co-creation and Participatory Policy Engagement - Enterprise Ireland Coordinators' Support Enterprise Ireland Coordinators Support Scheme 01-DEC-16 - 31-JAN-17 H2020 Coordinator (EI Coordinators' Support Scheme) 12,500.00
Societal Impact Platform (DCU Research and Enterprise Hubs) RIS Enhancing Performance Scheme 01-NOV-13 - 31-DEC-17 Director 110,000.00
NUCLEUS - New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions - EC Horizon 2020 Project European Commission H2020 01-SEP-15 - 31-AUG-19 Management Committee, Work Package Leader (Implementation) , DCU PI 205,000.00
CCIM - Ireland’s Reporting of Climate Change: Content and Discourse Analysis with Irish Media Guidelines [joint PI with Dr. Jane Suiter, funded by EPA] Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland) 01-JAN-15 - 02-FEB-17 Co-PI 160,000.00
National Correspondent to Res-AgorA - EC Framework 7 Project Institute for Advanced Studies - Vienna (European Framework Programme 7) 01-DEC-13 - 30-JUN-15 PI, National Correspondent to Res-AgorA 16,000.00
Communicating Responsible Research and Innovation - steps towards future environmental science and public engagement - EPA funded Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland) 13-DEC-12 - 13-DEC-15 PI, thesis supervisor 72,842.00
Trends in Science Communication for the PLACES Project -EC Framework 7 funded European Commission FP7 10-DEC-12 - 15-JUL-13 PI 15,000.00
#GMpotato - Community of Inquiry 2012 - EPA funded project Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland) 01-OCT-12 - 30-JAN-13 PI and researcher 7,252.00
Irish public attitudes to radiation - Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland Irish Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland 01-NOV-11 - 31-DEC-11 PI 12,500.00
NANONOW - Enterprise Ireland Coordinators' Support Scheme Enterprise Ireland Coordinators' Support Scheme 18-NOV-10 - 01-FEB-11 FP7 consortium leader -Enterprise Ireland Coordinators' Support Scheme 12,500.00
PERARES - Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society - EC Framework 7 Science-in-Society Project European Commission FP7 01-MAY-10 - 31-OCT-14 Work Package Leader (Evaluation) 59,385.00
DCU Research Fellowship DCU OVPR 01-MAR-10 - 30-APR-12 Research Fellow (first awarded in social sciences) 10,000.00
DCU Research Fellowship DCU OVRP 01-MAR-10 - 30-APR-12 DCU Research Fellow (first awarded from social sciences) 10,000.00

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Caitriona Mordan NUCLEUS Other

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Biotechnology, education and life politics: Debating genetic futures from school to society.
Murphy P. (2014) Biotechnology, education and life politics: Debating genetic futures from school to society. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Public engagement in contested science and technology'
Murphy, P. (2017) 'Public engagement in contested science and technology' In: Trench, B. Murphy P. and Fahy, D (eds). Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland. Luton, UK: Pantaneto Press. [Details]
2010 'Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment'
Murphy P.;Munshi D.;Kurian P.;Lakhtakia A.;Bartlett R. (2010) 'Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment' In: Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Emerging Policy and Practices on Community-Based Research-Perspectives from the Island of Ireland'
McIlrath, L;Bates, C;Burns, K;Lyons, A;McKenna, E;Murphy, P (2014) 'Emerging Policy and Practices on Community-Based Research-Perspectives from the Island of Ireland' In: HIGHER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH: CREATING A GLOBAL VISION. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2009 'The challenges of Upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology'
Murphy P. (2009) 'The challenges of Upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology' In: Technoscience in Progress: Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnology. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Dialogic science and democracy: the case of nanotechnology'
Murphy, P (2013) 'Dialogic science and democracy: the case of nanotechnology' In: Politics, Participation and Power - Civil Society and Public Policy in Ireland. Dublin: Glasnevin Press. [Details]
2011 'Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment'
Murphy, P;Munshi, D;Kurian, PA;Lakhtakia, A;Bartlett, RV (2011) 'Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment' In: COMPREHENSIVE NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, VOL 5: SELF-ASSEMBLY AND NANOCHEMISTRY. AMSTERDAM: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. [Details]
2010 'Nanotechnology, environment and society'
Murphy, P. Munshi, D. Lakhtakia, A . Bartlett. R.V. Kurian, P. A. (2010) 'Nanotechnology, environment and society' In: Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
2010 'NanoSTUDIO Project'
Murphy, P (2010) 'NanoSTUDIO Project' In: Sage Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage. [Details]
2010 'Topless Humans Organized for Natural Genetics'
Murphy, p (2010) 'Topless Humans Organized for Natural Genetics' In: Sage Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage. [Details]
2010 'Woodrow Wilson International Center'
Murphy , P. (2010) 'Woodrow Wilson International Center' In: Sage Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage. [Details]
2009 'The challenges of upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology'
Murphy, P. (2009) 'The challenges of upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology' In: Technoscience in Progress - Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnology. Amsterdam/Fairfax, VA, USA: IOS Press. [Details]
2009 'The challenges of upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology'
Padraig Murphy (2009) 'The challenges of upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology' In: Technoscience in Progress. Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnology. IOS Press. [Details]
2008 'Come on, be serious: positioning and framing in the power play of classroom-based reproductive and genetic technology debates'
Padraig Murphy (2008) 'Come on, be serious: positioning and framing in the power play of classroom-based reproductive and genetic technology debates' In: Science and its Publics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2005 'Young people's perspectives on genetics, identity and society using film and discussion'
Murphy, P. (2005) 'Young people's perspectives on genetics, identity and society using film and discussion' In: Developing Standards in Research on Science Education. London: Taylor and Francis Group. [Details]
2005 'Young people's perspectives on genetics, identity and society using film and discussion'
Padraig Murphy (2005) 'Young people's perspectives on genetics, identity and society using film and discussion' In: Developing Standards in Research on Science Education. London: Taylor and Francis. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland
Trench, B. Murphy P and Fahy, D (Ed.). (2017) Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland Luton, UK: Pantaneto Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'The sounds of nanotechnology'
Campbell, N;Deane, C;Murphy, P (2017) 'The sounds of nanotechnology'. Nature Nanotechnology, 12 :606-610 [Details]
2015 'Advertising Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible'
Campbell N.;Deane C.;Murphy P. (2015) 'Advertising Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible'. Science Technology and Human Values, 40 (6):965-997 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence'
Campbell, N, Deane, N and Murphy, P. (2015) 'Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence'. JOURNAL OF MACROMARKETING, 35 :148-148 [Details]
2011 'Anticipatory governance: can we imagine a future scientific Ireland?'
Murphy, P (2011) 'Anticipatory governance: can we imagine a future scientific Ireland?'. THE IRISH REVIEW, 43 :37-48 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 '#gmpotato Community of Inquiry: Summary Report'
Murphy, P (2012) '#gmpotato Community of Inquiry: Summary Report' . [Details]
2009 'Nanotalk at DCU'
Murphy, P. (2009) 'Nanotalk at DCU' Engage: Newsletter of the campus Engage Network, :10-11. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2009 TECHNOSCIENCE IN PROGRESS: MANAGING THE UNCERTAINTY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
Murphy, P (2009) The Challenges of "Upstream" Communication and Public Engagement for Irish Nanotechnology TECHNOSCIENCE IN PROGRESS: MANAGING THE UNCERTAINTY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY , pp.17-30 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 The Maintainers,
Murphy, P (2016) Reprising the Third Way: a Middling Proposal http://themaintainers.org/program/. [], The Maintainers, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, , 07-APR-16 - 09-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Living Knowledge 2017,
Murphy, P. and McDonagh, K (2016) Embedded RRI in Higher Education Institutions: the DCU Societal Impact Platform . [Invited Oral Presentation], Living Knowledge 2017, DIT, Dublin [Details]
2015 First International Conference on ANTICIPATION,
Murphy, P (2015) The NUCLEUS project: global perspectives on embedding RRI within Higher Education Institutions - prologue. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], First International Conference on ANTICIPATION, Trento (Italy) [Details]
2016 The International Interdisciplinary Consortium in Health, Environment and Education 1,
Murphy, P (2016) Communicating the existentialist threat of climate change and future action. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], The International Interdisciplinary Consortium in Health, Environment and Education 1, University of Cologne , 01-DEC-16 - 04-DEC-16 [Details]
2016 DCU Advertising Symposium,
Murphy, P (2016) The Small Worlds of Advertising: Analysing Images and Sounds from the Nanoscale. [Invited Oral Presentation], DCU Advertising Symposium, DCU , 22-DEC-16 - 22-DEC-16 [Details]
2014 39th Annual Macromarketing Conference,
Campbell, N. Deane, C. and Murphy, P. (2014) Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence. [Invited Oral Presentation], 39th Annual Macromarketing Conference, London , 02-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human,
Campbell, N. Deane, C. and Murphy, P. (2014) Groping the Nano. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human, Trinity College Dublin , 19-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Annual Macromarketing Conference 2014,
Campbell, N. Deane, C. and Murphy, P. (2014) Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence. Paper presented to the 39th , London, July 2-5. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Macromarketing Conference 2014, London , 02-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Communicating Climate Change: Visualisation Workshop,
Murphy, P. (2014) Environment and Media Images: the Irish experiences. Presentation to the Communicating Climate Change: Visualisation Workshop, Exeter, 19-21 May. [Invited Oral Presentation], Communicating Climate Change: Visualisation Workshop, Exeter , 19-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014),
Trench, B. Camilli, F. and Murphy, P. (2014) Trench, B. Camilli, F. and Murphy, P. (2014) What Are European Science Communication Communities Talking About? Paper presented to 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014). [Invited Oral Presentation], 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 05-MAY-14 - 08-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014),
Murphy, P. (2014) The Bio-orators and the Communication of Big Ideas in Biology. Paper presented to 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014). [Invited Oral Presentation], 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 05-MAY-14 - 08-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 ITA: Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?,,
E. Griessler, S. Arnaldi, L. Csonka, A. Filacek, M. Hufnagl, A. Inzelt, S. J. Kozlowski, S. Mačiukaité-Žviniene, N. Mejlgaard, P. Murphy, M Nielsen , M. Nieminen, N. Pöchhacker, G. Revuelta; T. Sveinsdottir, É. Tancoigne, L. Tauginienė , L. Tsipouri (2014) (2014) Monitoring Responsible Research and Innovation Across Selected European Countries: First Results. Paper presented to the conference ITA: Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?, Wien, June 2-4. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ITA: Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?,, Vienna , 02-JUN-15 - 04-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET),,
Campbell, N. Deane, C. and Murphy, P. (2013) Advertising Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible. [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET),, Boston [Details]
2012 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science,
Murphy, P. (2012) Selling Irish science, technology and innovation: can public engagement escape a new kind of “greenwash”? kind of “greenwash”? Paper presented to the 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science, Florence, Italy , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2012 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science,
Murphy, P. (2012) Why does ‘opinion’ really matter to genetic screening and therapeutic cloning?: future biopolitics in today’s classrooms. Paper presented to the 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science, Florence, Italy , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2011 Interdisciplinary experiences - collaborations and collisions,
Murphy, P. and Marsili, E. (2011) Murphy, P. and Marsili, E. 2011 A dialogical life cycle approach for nanotechnology? Interdisciplinary experiences - collaborations and collisions. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Interdisciplinary experiences - collaborations and collisions, The Helix, Dublin City University , 10-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
2014 Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human,,
Campbell, N. Deane, C. and Murphy, P. (2014) Groping the Nano. Paper presented to the conference The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human, 19-20 June, Trinity College Dublin. [Invited Oral Presentation], Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human,, Trinity College Dublin , 19-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET),
Campbell, N, Deane, C and Murphy, P. (2013) Advertising Nanotechnology: Imagining the Invisible. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), North-eastern University, Boston , 27-OCT-13 - 30-OCT-13 [Details]
2012 SustaiNext EU,
Murphy, P (2012) Session organiser and chair: Agriculture and Food. [], SustaiNext EU, Helix, DCU , 10-OCT-12 - 11-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science,
Murphy, P (2012) Selling Irish science, technology and innovation: can public engagement escape a new kind of “greenwash”?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science, Florence, Italy , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2012 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science,
Murphy , P (2012) Why does ‘opinion’ really matter to genetic screening and therapeutic cloning?: future biopolitics in today’s classrooms. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science, Florence, Italy , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2011 Interdisciplinary experiences - collaborations and collisions,
Murphy, P. and Marsili, E. (2011) A dialogical life cycle approach for nanotechnology?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Interdisciplinary experiences - collaborations and collisions, The Helix, Dublin City University , 10-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
2010 Earth Talks,
Murphy, P. (2010) Environmental Science and Journalism. [], Earth Talks, Science Gallery , 25-NOV-10 - 25-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 Martin McEvoy Seminar Series,
Murphy, P. (2010) An Irish Nanotechnology Citizens' Jury - Public Participation in Irish Science Policy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Martin McEvoy Seminar Series, Dublin City University , 05-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 Sustainability – where Science and Society meet - Celsius Workshop,
Murphy, P. (2010) Sustainability-proofing in prospective technology assessment. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Sustainability – where Science and Society meet - Celsius Workshop, DCU , 29-JAN-10 - 29-JAN-10 [Details]
2010 Organiser and Chair of Panel Speaker Session ‘ 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST-2010),,
Murphy, P (2010) Nanotechnology as Knowledge Debate: Public and Media Responses to the Nanosciences in Europe and India’. Organiser and Chair of Panel Speaker Session ‘ 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST-2010),, New Delhi , 06-DEC-10 - 09-DEC-10 [Details]
2009 Negotiating New Sciences in Society (Science//Society symposium),
Murphy, P. (2009) Discourses and discourse sites of nanotechnology . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Negotiating New Sciences in Society (Science//Society symposium), Dublin City University , 22-JAN-09 - 23-JAN-09 [Details]
2009 Environmental Protection Agency PhD and Postdoc Seminar,
Murphy, P. (2009) Communicating environmental science. [], Environmental Protection Agency PhD and Postdoc Seminar, Dublin, Ireland , 12-NOV-09 - 13-NOV-09 [Details]
2009 SNET: Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies - First Annual Conference,
Murphy, P. and delle Cave, V. (2009) Nanotechnology discourses and the politics of risk in European media. [Conference Organising Committee Member], SNET: Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies - First Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington , 08-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 BioNano: Inspiring Responsible Development for Society and the Environment,
Murphy, P. (2009) 7 Reasons Ireland needs to talk about nanotechnology. [Conference Organising Committee Member], BioNano: Inspiring Responsible Development for Society and the Environment, Dublin, Ireland , 15-OCT-09 - 16-OCT-09 [Details]
2009 Hot Topics in Food and Nutrition Research Programme,,
Murphy, P. (2009) Nanotechnology: the consumer's perspective. [], Hot Topics in Food and Nutrition Research Programme,, NovaUCD , 07-JUL-09 - 07-JUL-09 [Details]
2009 UCD Food Graduate Development Programme Food and Nutrition Communication Module,
Murphy, P. (2009) Science in dialogue. [Conference Organising Committee Member], UCD Food Graduate Development Programme Food and Nutrition Communication Module, Dublin City University , 05-MAY-09 - 07-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 Practical Workshop for the UCD Food Graduate Development Programme Food and Nutrition Communication Module,
Fahy, D. and Murphy, P. (2009) Communicating risk: scenarios. [Invited Oral Presentation], Practical Workshop for the UCD Food Graduate Development Programme Food and Nutrition Communication Module, Dublin City University , 05-MAY-09 - 07-MAY-09 [Details]
2008 EPA STRIVE Fellowships & Scholarships Seminar,
Murphy, P. (2008) Nanotechnology: engaging the public on health, environmental and social issues. [Conference Organising Committee Member], EPA STRIVE Fellowships & Scholarships Seminar, Kilmainham, Dublin , 13-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08 [Details]
2008 PCST-10: Bridges to the future,
Murphy, P. (2008) Comparative framing of reproductive / genetic technologies and nanotechnologies in the classroom. [Conference Organising Committee Member], PCST-10: Bridges to the future, Malmo/Copenhagen , 23-JUN-08 - 27-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology: Workshop on Public Engagement with Nanotechnology,
Murphy, P. (2008) The Irish experience in nanotechnology communication, education and public engagement. [], OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology: Workshop on Public Engagement with Nanotechnology, Delft, The Netherlands , 30-OCT-08 - 31-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnologies: Challenges to Law, Ethics and Policy Making,
Murphy, P. (2008) The challenges of upstream communication and public engagement for Irish nanotechnology. [], Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnologies: Challenges to Law, Ethics and Policy Making, University of Padua, Rovigo, Italy , 22-MAY-08 - 23-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 Education: Ethical or Instrumental?,
Murphy, P. (2008) The strategies and tactics of second level school engagement with genetic engineering: a ‘practice theory’ approach. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Education: Ethical or Instrumental?, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 25-OCT-08 [Details]
2007 Science & the Public,
Murphy, P. (2007) Positioning and life politics through reproductive technology debates in biology class. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Science & the Public, Imperial College London , 19-MAY-07 [Details]
2007 Governing Genomics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Regulation of the Biosciences,
Murphy, P. (2007) Framing new reproductive and genetic technologies in classroom discourse. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Governing Genomics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Regulation of the Biosciences, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis), University of Exeter , 25-JAN-07 - 27-JAN-07 [Details]
2006 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
Murphy, P. (2006) The role of identity in classroom perspectives on new reproductive and genetic technologies. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, National College for Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin , 30-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06 [Details]
2006 Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA)Annual Meeting,
Murphy, P. (2006) Using film and biotechnologists in biology class to discuss controversial issues. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA)Annual Meeting, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland , 24-MAR-06 [Details]
2006 Science//Society Research Seminar,
Murphy, P. (2006) Life choices: classrooms identifying with the drama of debate in new reproductive and genetic technologies. Science//Society Research Seminar, Dublin City University , 27-JAN-06 - 27-JAN-06 [Details]
2006 Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference,
Murphy, P. (2006) Choosing identities: reproductive technology debate in biology class as an example of Giddens's life politics. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference, DCU , 10-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-06 [Details]
2005 ESERA 2005 (European Science Education Research Association),
Murphy, P. (2005) Young people's perspectives on socioscientific issues using film and discussion. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ESERA 2005 (European Science Education Research Association), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona , 28-AUG-05 - 01-SEP-05 [Details]
2004 NILE 2004 (Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments),,
Murphy, P. (2004) Using film and discussion to allow young people to express ideas about biological knowledge, genetic screening and society. [], NILE 2004 (Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments),, , 10-AUG-04 - 13-AUG-04 [Details]
2004 Local and Global: Contested Terrains Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference,
Murphy, P. (2004) Cultural understandings of biology in Ireland and Europe. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Local and Global: Contested Terrains Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, DCU , 24-SEP-04 - 25-SEP-04 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Engaged Research: Society and Higher Education Working Together to Address Grand Societal Challenges.
Campus Engage (2017) Engaged Research: Society and Higher Education Working Together to Address Grand Societal Challenges. HEA, Dublin. [Details]
2010 Nanotechnology: public engagement with health, environmental and social issues.
Murphy, P (2010) Nanotechnology: public engagement with health, environmental and social issues. EPA, Wexford. [Details]

Commissioned Report

  Year Publication
2013 Trends in science communication in Europe: Study for PLACES project by Celsius group, Dublin City University.
Trench, B. F. Camilli and P. Murphy (2013) Trends in science communication in Europe: Study for PLACES project by Celsius group, Dublin City University. Commissioned Report [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2015 Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence.
Campbell, N;Deane, C;Murphy, P (2015) Advertising Nanotechnology: Invisible Violence. THOUSAND OAKS: Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper

  Year Publication
2015 Debates on assisted reproduction should begin the classroom.
Dr. Padraig Murphy (2015) Debates on assisted reproduction should begin the classroom. Newspaper [Details]
2010 Time for science to move outside the lab.
Dr. Padraig Murphy (2010) Time for science to move outside the lab. Newspaper [Details]

Reports

  Year Publication
2016 D4.7 NUCLEUS Field Trip Report: Economy (Dublin).
Mordan C and Murphy, P. (2016) D4.7 NUCLEUS Field Trip Report: Economy (Dublin). Reports [Details]
2014 PERARES Deliverable D9.2: Final report on PERARES Work Package 9: Monitoring and Evaluation.
van der Windt, H, P. Murphy, A. Vardiu, and D. Smith (2014) PERARES Deliverable D9.2: Final report on PERARES Work Package 9: Monitoring and Evaluation. Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
Nominated President's Engagement Award
Nomination Teaching Award (Jointly)

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Association for the Social Studies of Science (EASST) 07-JUL-10 /
Sociological Association of Ireland 01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-13
International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 13-MAY-15 /
Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland 17-JAN-12 /
European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 08-AUG-05 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
DCU Engagement Strategic Plan Working Group Member 2017 / 2017
Water Institute Ethics Committee Chair 2017 / 2017
Research and Enterprise Hubs/Platforms Directors' Committee Director, Societal Impact Platform 2013 / 2017
PAC Users Committee School of Communications Rep / Ongoing
Community Engagement Strategy (CES) Working Group / Ongoing
Faculty Marketing Committee School of Communications Marketing convenor 2011 / 2015
Steering Committee for the Citizenship and Science Exchange (CaSE) educational web portal project / Ongoing
DCU Contract Researchers’ Association (DuCRA) Treasurer and Ordinary Member 2009 / 2010
Sustainable DCU / Ongoing
DCU Civic Engagement Strategy / Ongoing
Steering Committee for the BA Festival of Science 'Science in the City' programme (Dublin) Science Communication Member 2005 / 2005
DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Marketing Committees School of Comms Convenor 2012 / 2015
Steering Group for the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology Public Engagement Irish Delegate 2009 / 2010

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2009 DCU Ph.D.
1995 University of Glamorgan Bachelor of Science
1998 DCU Master of Science

Reviews

  Journal Role
Studies In Ethics, Law, And Technology Reviewer
Science, Technology & Human Values (Print) Reviewer
Environmental Communication Reviewer
Science Communication (Print) Reviewer
Journal Of Science Communication Reviewer
Public Understanding Of Science (Print) Reviewer

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2004
Consultancy Hosca October -December 2004 Consultant, freelance · Freelance instructional design consultant and e-learning scriptwriter. Hosca - process flow

2015
Consultancy Irish Cancer Society Science Communication Training PhDs and Postdocs

2016
Consultancy RESPECT/Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service ASSISTID Science Communication Training

2013
Consultancy Irish Cancer Society Science Communication Training PhDs and Postdocs

2015
Consultancy TCD/Science Gallery Evaluation of Lifelogging and Homesick exhibitions

2015
Consultancy IUA Campus Engage Community-based research workshop

2015
Consultancy UCD UCD Food Graduate Development Programme - Science Communication Training

2015
Consultancy GAP Ballymun 'Let's Talk Science' Festival STEM Outreach Evaluation

2009-2012
Consultancy UCD/TCD Science communication training for PhDs, science professionals; theory and practice of communicating research eg , Tell It Straight (DCU), CRANN (TCD), Innovation Academy (TCD), UCD Food Graduate Development Programme, UCD SSRA programme, UCD AccesScience

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

The GM potato trials at Oak Park In July 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland granted a licence to Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority, to begin field trials of a potato variety, Desiree, which is genetically modified (GM) for improved resistance to late potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). Teagasc will carry out these trials on land around its research site in Oak Park, Carlow in Autumn 2012. This is part of a three-year international European Commission Framework Seven project, and the EPA licence is subject to strict scientific conditions, and regular monitoring and reporting to the EPA. See the EPA website for more details. The #gmpotato Community of Inquiry project A random sample of the public were invited to participate in a face-to-face deliberation process with our expert presenters, each of whom are represented here in YouTube videos. The meeting worked like a ‘citizens’ jury’ – the members of the public are the ‘jurors’, while the expert presenters are the ‘witnesses’. Celsius, the research team co-ordinating the project, facilitated and monitored points of view coming from the deliberative process itself and from traditional and online media. The jury’s ‘verdict’ is given here, more information on the Community of Inquiry is available here. Aims of the #gmpotato Community of Inquiry project • To facilitate public debate and dialogue between stakeholders involved in both the proposal of, and resistance to, the GM potato, as well as the wider public. • To allow a process of dialogue that will inform policy and regulation on genetically modified organisms and future farming practice in Ireland. • To use the latest in communication research and practice in deliberative, democratic processes enabling public response to controversial technologies Website: http://www.gm-potato.com/

What is ‘Your Science Your Say’? 'Your Science Your Say’ is an online forum where new, or emerging, technologies are discussed and where there is public debate about what developments in the lab might be funded or regulated in future. Our philosophy is - it is important that risks and benefits of particular scientific applications to society and to the environment are debated publicly at the early development stages. In ‘Your Science Your Say: Nanotechnology’, four nanotechnology researchers talk about their work in short Youtube videos. We want you to have your say about new Irish science. This is one of a range of methods for public engagement with nanotechnology being tested by a research project funded by the Irish Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Responses will help inform EPA on public engagement policy about new technologies, the environment and society. How do you have your say? Look at the four video presentations Leave a written response on this site, or a video one through Youtube, saying: which research you think potentially poses the most risk to society which research will potentially present the most benefit to society (it can be the same one as most risk!) how you think each technology should be monitored or regulated http://www.ysys.agtel.ie

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
Is Irish science responsible? It’s getting there 2016 Newspaper article (online) Murphy, P
Time for science to move outside the lab 2010 Newspaper article (Print) Murphy, P
Debates on assisted reproduction should begin the classroom 2015 Newspaper article (Print) Murphy, P

Teaching Interests

Science Communication & Public Engagement
Science and Technology Studies
Environmental Communication
Science Policy
Cultural Studies
Contemporary Social Theory
Community-Based Learning and Research

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Cultural Studies CM102Cultural Studies
2019 Description of 2019_CM582 CM582Subject of 2019_CM582
2019 Description of 2019_CM155 CM155Subject of 2019_CM155
2019 Cultural Studies CM157Cultural Studies
2019 Media Writing & Expression CM2130Media Writing & Expression
2019 INTRA Work Placement: MSHC CM588INTRA Work Placement: MSHC
2019 Description of 2019_CM5001 CM5001Subject of 2019_CM5001
2019 Description of 2019_CM535 CM535Subject of 2019_CM535
2019 MSHC Project/Dissertation CM538MSHC Project/Dissertation
2019 Science, Technology & Society CM392Science, Technology & Society

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