Doctor Gillian Murphy

Doctor Gillian Murphy

Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Gill has worked as a mental health nurse for 20 years, with experiences in forensic, in-patient, community and emergency mental health services. She has worked in both UK and Australian clinical mental health services. Gill is actively engaged with mental health research. Her own PhD study generated parenting narratives of adults who had experienced childhood parental mental illness. Her past research studies include an international study which considered health outcomes for people diagnosed with schizophrenia; supporting people with personality disorder using a clinical network and familial experiences of death as a result of suicide.  Gill’s current research programme focuses on mental illness; loss and recovery. Gill has published in the area of mental illness in international journals and is a peer reviewer for mental health and nursing related publications. She is currently a lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, enjoying her role with undergraduate students as they embark on their nursing careers. Gill is actively involved in post-graduate teaching and is currently a supervisor for higher degree research students.

 

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education University of Liverpool
  • Master of Arts University of Sheffield
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Lancaster

Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Bereavement
  • Childhood Parental Death
  • Recovery
  • Suicide Risk Reduction

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: g.murphy@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1280
Mobile:
Location: G10.G.22
Hawkesbury

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400217 Mental Health Assessment and Application, 2016
  • 400773 Mental Health for Communities, 2016
  • 400773 Mental Health for Communities, 2017
  • 401013 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1, 2016
  • 401013 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1, 2017
  • 401017 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 2, 2016
  • 401017 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 2, 2017

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Perez, D., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Murphy, G. (2019), 'Physical restraints in intensive care : an integrative review', Australian Critical Care, vol 32, no 2 , pp 165 - 174.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2018), 'Adult children of parents with mental illness : dehumanization of a parent : 'She wasn't the wreck in those years that she was to become later'', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 27, no 3 , pp 1015 - 1021.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2018), 'Adult children of parents with mental illness : parenting journeys', BMC Psychology, vol 6 .
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2017), 'Adult children of parents with mental illness : navigating stigma', Child and Family Social Work, vol 22, no 1 , pp 330 - 338.
  • Perez, D., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Murphy, G. (2017), 'Physical restraints in intensive care : experiences of patients, families and nurses', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 24, no 10 , pp 45 - 45.
  • Peters, K., Cunningham, C., Murphy, G. and Jackson, D. (2016), ''People look down on you when you tell them how he died' : qualitative insights into stigma as experienced by suicide survivors', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 25, no 3 , pp 251 - 257.
  • Peters, K., Cunningham, C., Murphy, G. and Jackson, D. (2016), 'Helpful and unhelpful responses after suicide: experiences of bereaved family members', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 25, no 5 , pp 418 - 425.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2016), 'Adult children of parents with mental illness: losing oneself. Who am I?', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 37, no 9 , pp 668 - 673.
  • Perre, N., Wilson, N., Smith-Merry, J. and Murphy, G. (2016), 'Australian university students' perceptions of mental illness: a qualitative study', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol 48 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2016), 'A partnership model for a reflective narrative for researcher and participant', Nurse Researcher, vol 24, no 1 , pp 15 - 19.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2015), 'Childhood parental mental illness : living with fear and mistrust', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 36, no 4 , pp 294 - 299.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K. and Murphy, G. (2015), 'Suicide of a close family member through the eyes of a child : a narrative case study report', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 19, no 4 , pp 495 - 503.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2014), 'A dynamic cycle of familial mental illness', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 35, no 12 , pp 948 - 953.
  • Peters, K., Murphy, G. and Jackson, D. (2013), 'Events prior to completed suicide : perspectives of family survivors', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 34, no 5 , pp 309 - 316.
  • Murphy, G., Peters, K., Jackson, D. and Wilkes, L. (2011), 'A qualitative meta-synthesis of adult children of parents with a mental illness', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 20, no 23-24 , pp 3430 - 3442.

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