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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Rebecca Murphy

Dr Rebecca Murphy

Telephone: 0151 904 6255

Biography

Rebecca Murphy is programme leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, PhD supervision and research projects. Rebecca is a recognised Fellow of the higher education academy and holds a postgraduate qualification for teaching and learning in higher education.

Rebecca has led and contributed to projects that have evaluated the effectiveness of behaviour change interventions in a range of settings including; workplace; community; health care; schools; parks and green spaces; and is co-editor a published book entitled 'Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice.' Rebecca’s current research is focused upon the use of workplace and primary health care settings for promoting behavior change. Rebecca has successfully supervised a number of PhD students on a variety of topics in relation to physical activity and health promotion.

More recently Rebecca has coordinated pedagogic research within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences in relation to prior learning experiences and higher education achievement, and has been a member of a cross-faculty team to evaluate the use of co-creation of curriculum in higher education.

Rebecca has particular responsibilities for teaching Exercise Psychology, Qualitative research methods and Health promotion evaluation. Rebecca is responsible for coordinating work placement opportunities for undergraduate students studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Rebecca is external examiner for a postgraduate taught course “Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Practice” at the University of Gloucester.

Degrees

2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2001, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Publications

Highlighted publications

Trigwell J, Watson P, Murphy R, Stratton G, Cable N. 2014. Ethnic differences in parental attitudes and beliefs about being overweight in childhood Health Education Journal, 73 :179-191 >DOI

Watson P, Dugdill L, Murphy R, Knowles Z, Cable N. 2013. Moving forward in childhood obesity treatment: A call for translational research Health Education Journal, 72 :230-239 >DOI

Journal article

Morris AS, Murphy RC, Shepherd S, Graves LEF. 2018. Multi-stakeholder perspectives of factors that influence contact centre call agent’s workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7 >DOI

Buckley B, Thijssen D, Murphy R, Graves L, Whyte G, Gillison F, Crone D, Watson PM, Wilson P. 2018. Making a move in exercise referral: co-development of a physical activity referral scheme Journal of Public Health, >DOI

Nixon S, Brooman SD, Murphy RC. 2017. The sorrow of the struggle or joy of the journey? Seven lessons from an education research writing group Innovations in Practice, :1-5 >Link

Martin D, Wilson G, Morton J, Close G, Murphy R. 2017. The horseracing industry’s perception of nutritional and weight-making practices of professional jockeys Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, >DOI

Murphy RC, Nixon S, Brooman SD, Fearon D. 2017. ‘I am wary of giving too much power to students” - addressing the “but” in the principle of staff-student collaboration. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 :1-16 >DOI

Nixon S, Brooman S, Murphy R, Fearon D. 2016. Clarity, consistency and communication: using enhanced dialogue to create a course-based feedback strategy. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, >DOI

Curran K, Drust B, Murphy RC, Richardson DJ, Pringle AR. 2016. The challenge and impact of engaging hard-to-reach populations in regular physical activity and health behaviors. An examination of an English Premier League Football in the Community Men’s Health programme Public Health, 135 :14-22 >DOI

Hulton AT, Flower D, Murphy R, Richardson D, Drust B, Curran K. 2016. Effectiveness of a community football programme on improving physiological markers of health in a hard-to-reach male population: the role of exercise intensity Soccer and Society, 17 :196-208 >DOI

Trigwell J, Murphy RC, Cable NT, stratton G, Watson PM. 2015. Parental views of children's physical activity: a qualitative study with parents from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in England BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 >DOI >Link

Graves LEF, Murphy RC, Shepherd SO, Cabot J, Hopkins ND. 2015. Evaluation of sit-stand workstations in an office setting: A randomised controlled trial BMC Public Health, 15 >DOI

Trigwell J, McGee CE, Murphy RC, Porcellato LA, Ussher M, Garnham-Lee K, Knowles ZR, Foweather L. 2015. Process evaluation of a sport-for-health intervention to prevent smoking amongst primary school children: SmokeFree Sports BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 >DOI >Link

McGee CE, Trigwell J, Fairclough SJ, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2015. Influence of family and friend smoking on intentions to smoke and smoking-related attitudes and refusal self-efficacy among 9-10 year old children from deprived neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 15 :225-225

Watson PM, Dugdill L, Pickering K, Owen S, Hargreaves J, Staniford LJ, Murphy RC, Knowles Z, Cable NT. 2015. Service evaluation of the GOALS family-based childhood obesity treatment intervention during the first 3 years of implementation BMJ OPEN, 5 >DOI >Link

Trigwell J, McGee C, Casstles H, Murphy R, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2014. Preventing smoking among nine to ten year-old children using a novel school-based physical activity intervention: Overview of SmokeFree Sports Education and Health, 32 :93-102

Trigwell J, Watson P, Murphy R, Stratton G, Cable N. 2014. Ethnic differences in parental attitudes and beliefs about being overweight in childhood Health Education Journal, 73 :179-191 >DOI

Trigwell J, McGee C, Casstles H, Murphy RC, Porcellato L, Ussher M, Foweather L. 2014. Preventing smoking among nine to ten-year-old children using a novel school-based physical activity intervention: Overview of SmokeFree Sports. Education and Health,, 3 :93-102

Romeo-Velilla M, Benyon C, Murphy RC, McGee C, Hilland T, Parnell D, Stratton G, Foweather L. 2014. Formative Evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports Journal of Sport for Development, 3

Goodwin DM, Peerbhoy D, Murphy R, Stratton G. 2014. From design to interpretation: Lessons from a public health campaign promoting physical activity Health Education Journal, 73 :554-565 >DOI

Watson P, Dugdill L, Murphy R, Knowles Z, Cable N. 2013. Moving forward in childhood obesity treatment: A call for translational research Health Education Journal, 72 :230-239 >DOI

Stratton G, Murphy R, Rosenberg M, Fergus P, Attwood A. 2012. Creating intelligent environments to monitor and manipulate physical activity and sedentary behavior in public health and clinical settings IEEE International Conference on Communications, :6111-6115 >DOI

Trigwell J, Watson P, Stratton G, Murphy R, Cable T. 2011. A quantitative exploration of parents' perceptions of weight and obesity in childhood within an ethnically diverse sample ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, 38 :469-469 >Link

Stratton G, Graham R, Bicknell S. 2005. Physical activity, exercise and health: The link between 16-19 curricula, higher education and the need to increase capacity in the physical activity, exercise and health field: The "Power of the Context" The British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 36 :16-20

Dugdill L, Graham RC, McNair F. 2005. Exercise referral: the public health panacea for physical activity promotion? A critical perspective of exercise referral schemes; their development and evaluation Ergonomics, 48 :1390-1410

Graham RC. 2005. Health Professionals' perspectives in exercise referral: implications for the referral process Ergonomics, 48 :1411-1422

Jones H. The Outcomes of Perthes’ Disease of the hip: a study protocol for the development of a Core Outcome Set. Trials,

mcgee , trigwell , Fairclough , murphy , porcellato , Ussher M, Foweather L. Effect of a sport-for-health intervention (SmokeFree Sports) on smoking-related intentions and cognitions among 9-10 year old primary school children: a controlled trial BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, >DOI

Murphy RC. Training sports coaches to tackle tobacco: formative evaluation of the SmokeFree Sports campaign. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, >DOI

Conference publication

Harriss DJ, murphy R, causer J, scott M. 2015. The Turnitin Originality Report: developing writing skills during the level 4 transition period

Harriss DJ, murphy R, causer J, scott M. 2015. Blackboard tests and tasks – can they be used to enhance student engagement and performance? Liverpool John Moores Learning and Teaching Conference

Murphy RC, Causer JC, Scott M, Harriss D. 2015. Prior learning experiences and transition into Higher Education – managing staff and student expectations. Liverpool John Moores Learning and Teaching Conference

Brooman SD, Nixon S, Fearon , Murphy R. 2015. Student involvement in curriculum design: a research study across four schools – initial thoughts Liverpool John Moores Learning and Teaching Conference

Chapters

Gidlow C, Murphy R. 2009. Physical activity promotion in primary health care Dugdill L, Crone D, Murphy R. Physical activity and health promotion :87-102 Wiley-Blackwell 9781405169257

Murphy RC, Dugdill L, Crone D. 2009. Physical activity, health and health promotion Dugdill L, Crone D, Murphy R. Physical activity and health promotion :3-21 Wiley-Blackwell 9781405169257

Dugdill L, Graham R. 2005. Promoting physical activity: building sustainable interventions Gormley J, Hussey J. Exercise therapy :240-255 Wiley-Blackwell 9781405105279

Book

Dugdill L, Crone D, Murphy R. 2009. Physical activity and health promotion Wiley-Blackwell 9781405169257

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Co-creation with students to improve assessment feedback: course-based approaches and enhanced project leadership, International Assessment in Higher Education, Manchester, Oral presentation 28/06/2017

“So long as it is grounded in pragmatism”: addressing the “but” in the principle of co-creation, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/06/2015

Award:

Vice Chancellors Award for Socio-Economic Engagement 2017 - Runner Up - Global Active Cities in the Physical Activity Exchange

Impact Award 2017: The Physical Activity Exchange: Global Active Cities for delivering change through shaping and influencing policy, practice and guidelines, Liverpool John Moores University

Students as co-creators: exploring level 5 student’s perceptions of programme level feedback strategies and processes., LJMU, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2016.1195333

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research Grants Awarded:

NHS Northwest (Strataegic Health Authority) and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hopsital Charitable Trust Fund, Exploring the feasibility of Nintendo Wii use in Stroke Rehabilitation, Grant value (£): 17,500, Duration of research project: 12 months