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Esther Murphy
Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr. Esther Murphy is the Technology and Innovation Lead at Trinity's Centre for Ageing & Intellectual Disability. Research interests include: engagement with technology to enhance social & health outcomes, social inclusion and person-centred planning, mental health & well being and inclusive education across the life cycle.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCarron M, Lombard-Vance R, Murphy E, May P, Webb N, Sheaf G, McCallion P, Stancliffe R, Normand C, Smith V, O'Donovan MA, Effect of deinstitutionalisation on quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review, BMJ Open, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Murphy, E, "Championing the Strengths of Neurodiverse Learners and the Power of Peer Support", The Strengths of Dyslexia: Entrepreneurship & Neurodiversity Symposium , Stanford University;Stanford Schwab Learning Center, UCSF Dyslexia Center & Stanford Neurodiversity Project Collaboration, 14th March, 2019 Invited Talk, 2019

Murphy, E, McCann, E, Donohue, G, "Using blogs as a methodology in mental health research: a systematic review of research evidence", Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin, 8-9 March 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

McCausland, D, Murphy, E, McCallion, P, McCarron, M, Assessing the impact of person‐centred planning on community integration for adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland , National Disability Authority, February, 2019 Report, 2019

McCarron M, Lombard-Vance R, Murphy E, O'Donovan MA, Webb N, Sheaf G, McCallion P, Stancliffe R, Normand C, Smith V, May P, Quality of life outcomes and costs associated with moving from congregated settings to community living arrangements for people with intellectual disability: An evidence review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019 in Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College, 8-9 March , 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

McCarron M, Lombard-Vance R, Murphy E, O'Donovan MA, Webb N, Sheaf G, McCallion P, Stancliffe R, Normand C, Smith V, May P, Quality of life outcomes and costs associated with moving from congregated settings to community living arrangements for people with intellectual disability: An evidence review, Dublin, Health Research Board, September, 2018, 94 Report, 2018 URL

McCarron M, Lombard-Vance R, Murphy E, O'Donovan MA, Webb N, Sheaf G, McCallion P, Stancliffe R, Normand C, Smith V, May P. , Quality of life outcomes and costs associated with moving from congregated settings to community living arrangements for people with intellectual disability: An evidence review, Dublin, HRB, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

"Supporting students with mental health difficulties in higher education" in, editor(s)Coleman, R. M., Shevlin,, M. , Postsecondary Educational Opportunities for Students with Special Education Needs, Routledge, 2018, [Murphy, E] Book Chapter, 2018 DOI

Murphy, E, "Responding to the needs of students with mental health difficulties in higher education: an Irish perspective", European Journal of Special Needs Education, 32, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Murphy, E, Heelan, A, "Mental Health Matters: Mapping Best Practices in Higher Education". , AHEAD Educational Press, AHEAD Educational Press, UCD, November, 2016 Report, 2016

Németh,B, Slowey, M, Murphy, E, COMMIT-Committing to the social dimension in universities: learning activity, 48th Eucen Conference- Crossing borders through lifelong learning - enhancing quality and equity in higher education, Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences., 01-03 June, 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016 DOI

Resch, Katharina & Fritz, Judith & Uras, Francesca & Dima, Gabriel & Borcos, Alina & Miret Marti, Jordi & Martínez, Isabel & Gomes, Isabel & Coimbra, Joaquim Luís & Amorim, José Pedro & Menezes, Isabel & Rodrigues, Fernanda & Neves, Tiago & Politis, Yurgos & Murphy, Esther & Slowey, Maria & Bo ič, Tanja & Pučko, Simona & Volk, Mojca & Jan ekovič, Petja. (2016). , UNIBILITY: USR-Toolkit of Practices., 2016 Report, 2016 DOI

Murphy, E, "Giving voice to blind and visually impaired students transition experiences, addressing gaps in policy provision", Higher Education Authority, Dublin, Higher Education Authority, Dublin, 2015 Report, 2015

Murphy, E., Magennis, M., "DigiPlace4all: Peer Support for Inclusive Education". , AHEAD's Annual Conference 2015. UDL: A Licence to Learn, Dublin Castle, 19-20th March 2015, 2015, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Murphy, E, "Showcasing DigiPlace4all as opportunity to link disability organizations to create a sustainable online peer support community for people with disabilities, educators and employers", National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Annual Conference, . , Croke Park, Dublin, November 2015, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Maggenis, M., Murphy, E., et al., "DigiPlace4all- Online peer support community for digital skills", Technology and Disability, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Maggenis, M., Murphy, E., et al., "DigiPlace4all- Online peer support community for digital skills", Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 217, 2015, p235 - 240 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Murphy, E, "Student Voices: Listening to blind/visually impaired students' transition needs", Association for Higher Education Access & Disability, 2, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Murphy, E, , "DICE (Digital inclusion Champions in Europe) - A Peer Support Based Approach to Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Education" , "Into the Real World: What does the best higher education experience for a student with disability look like?" , Dublin Castle, 18 March 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Murphy, E., Meagher, B, "DigiPlace4all- Online peer support community for people with disabilities digital skills for education & employment", National Disability Authority Annual Conference, Croke Park Dublin, 29/11/2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

Magennis, M., Murphy., E., et al, "Digiplace4All- Capturing the requirements of an online peer support community to help people with disabilities develop digital skills", e-Challenges, 2014, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2014

Murphy, E, "Listening to adult learners" , Dublin City University's Higher Education Research Centre (HERC) seminar "What can we learn from research to better support adult learners in higher education?", Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences., 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Murphy, E, "It's funny I felt much more stigmatized by my own home community": Investigating visually impaired migrants' experiences of unsupportive ethnic communiy", International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 9, (1), 2013, p4 - 17 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Murphy, E, Magennis., M., Shevlin, M, "Digital Inclusion and Students with Disabilities - Your Role in Exploiting the Opportunities and Avoiding the Dangers", AHEAD Annual Conference. "Is Universal Design in Education any of my Business?", Croke Park Dublin, 12-13 March 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Ireland in, editor(s)Urso, G Schuster, A , , Migration, Employment and Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union, Brussels, IOM, 2013, [Devitt, C., Murphy, E.] Book Chapter, 2013

Gallagher, B., Murphy, E., Verstraten, P. , "SensAge: Developing an international network to address the needs of ageing people with vision and or hearing loss". , Centre for Vision and Vascular Science and Royal Hospitals 9th Alumni and Research Day, Queen's University, Belfast, September 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Murphy, E, "Unpacking the impact of "cultural baggage" for visually impaired migrants in Ireland", Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster University UK, 9-12 September 2012, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Murphy, E, Working with Migrants with Sight Loss, NCBI News, 15, (2), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Murphy, E, "Unpacking migrants' 'cultural baggage': the case of the visually impaired migrant in Ireland", 7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences., Barcelona, Spain , June 2012, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Murphy, E, "Understanding "cultural baggage" for migrant with sight loss in Ireland", School of Health Sciences and Nursing, DCU Research Seminar Series., School of Health Sciences and Nursing, DCU , December 2011, 2011, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, DCU Invited Talk, 2011

Murphy, E, "Migrant networks, to connect or disconnect? The case of the visually impaired migrant in Ireland". , New Migrations, New Challenges: Trinity Immigration Initiative International., Trinity College Dublin, June 2010, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

Murphy, E, "Cultural perceptions of disability, migrant visually impaired voices", The 5th International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Cambridge University, UK, 2-5 August 2010, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

Murphy, E, "The Multi-dimensional identity: The case of the Blind Immigrant in Ireland", The international Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8, (5), 2009, p117 - 122 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

Murphy, E, "The multi-dimensional identity: The case of the blind immigrant in Ireland", The 8th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Montreal, Canada, June 2008, 2008 Oral Presentation, 2008

Murphy, E, "Bridging the gap between Migration Studies and Disability Studies: The Case of the Blind Immigrant in Ireland", Migration Studies in Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Trinity College Dublin., Trinity College Dublin., March 2008, 2008 Oral Presentation, 2008

Murphy, E, Voicing the experiences of visually impaired migrants in Ireland , NEW VOICES IN IRISH CRITICISM International Postgraduate Conference-Voicing Dissent, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, 20- 21 April 2007, 2007 Oral Presentation, 2007

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Higgins, A., Murphy, E., Sheaf, G., Doyle, L. & Keogh, B., Mental Health Service Users' Experiences of Coming off Medication: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies, Trinity College Dublin , 2018 Report, 2018

McCausland, D, Murphy, E, McCallion, P, McCarron, M, Assessing the impact of person‐centred planning on community integration for adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland , IASSID European Congress, Athens, Greece, 2018 Published Abstract, 2018

Murphy, E, "Mental Health Matters: How UDL benefits students with mental health difficulties in higher education", AHEAD Annual Conference, Croke Park Dublin, 13-14 March , 2017, AHEAD Invited Talk, 2017

Murphy, E, "Mental Health Matters for International Students", ICOS Annual Seminar: Reaching out to International Students How can student counselling and wellbeing services become more accessible and inclusive?, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 15/06/17, 2017, ICOS Invited Talk, 2017 DOI

Murphy, E, "What about the needs of Migrants with Disabilities in Transition Planning?" , Trinity College Dublin's Symposium 'Transitioning to work for students with Disabilities", Trinity College Centre for Health Science, Trinity College Dublin, 25/06/16, 2016, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2016

Murphy, E, DigiPlace4all: Where are we now and future sustainability, DigiPlace4all Seminar: Enabling Access to Education and Employment - Digital strategies for sustainable community building, Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, 18/09/16, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Murphy, E, "Digital Inclusion: Access challenges for Blind/VI students accessing third level education". New Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Post Workshop Report, Higher Education Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, 2013 Report, 2013

Murphy, E, "Understanding the barriers and facilitators for delivering disability services for migrants in Ireland", DCU Lunchtime Research Seminar Series, Dublin City University. , DCU, May 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Murphy, E, "'I never talk 'bout losin' my sight before': the unheard voices of the visually impaired migrants in Ireland", Trinity College Dublin's Disability Studies and Deaf Studies Seminar Series,, National Institute for Intellectual Disability, TCD, February 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Murphy, E, "Challenges and opportunities in working with migrant service users". , NCBI Rehabilitative Training Centre, Staff Development Information Session., NCBI Rehabilitative Training Centre, Dublin, July 2012, 2012, NCBI Invited Talk, 2012

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Enterprise Ireland Travel Grant 2018

Erasmus + Leonardo Life Long Learning Project Coordinator Grant 2013-2015

Erasmus + Leonardo Life Long Learning Project Coordinator Grant 2016

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Grant Scheme 2017

Higher Education Authority Teaching and Learning Enhancement Seminar Grant 2012