Dr Angela Murphy, Senior Lecturer

Dr Angela Murphy

Senior Lecturer

Angela Murphy is currently a senior lecturer in occupational therapy and occupational science on the pre-registration MSc in occupational therapy. Angela leads modules relating to occupational therapy practice and is a local research ethics coordinator.

Angela worked in the National Health Service within Neurological Rehabilitation and Liaison Psychiatry prior to her role at Leeds Beckett University. Her clinical area of speciality are with working with people with long term conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. She worked with Leeds Chronic Fatigue Service where she supported people ranging from teenagers to older adults with fatigue management due to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other long term illnesses.

Since working at Leeds Beckett University Angela has worked in various roles such as admissions tutor and practice placement coordinator. She has developed an interest and expertise in pedagogy and has a particular interest in widening participation. Her research doctorate focuses upon healthcare students with dyslexia and applies both an occupational perspective alongside possible selves (Markus and Nurius, 1986).

Current Teaching

Angela mainly teaches on the pre registration occupational therapy programme at Leeds Beckett University and has led and taught on modules relating to occupational science, occupational therapy and transition to practice.

Research Interests

Angela's research interests are related to mainly qualitative research and her current research applies narrative inquiry to explore the possible selves and occupational potential of healthcare students with dyslexia.

Angela has supervised many MSc research projects which are related to occupational therapy and occupational science. Some subjects explored are: the occupational experiences of living with cancer, transgender, palliative care, eating disorders, a range of neurological conditions including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, homelessness and professional identity.

Dr Angela Murphy, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Murphy A (2018) Shaping Possible Selves: The role of family in constructing higher education futures for students with dyslexia. In: Henderson H; Stevenson J; Bathmaker A-M ed. Possible Selves and Higher Education. New Interdisciplinary Insights. London: Routledge, pp. 78-92.

  • Murphy A (2017) Occupational Potential. In: Royal College of Occupational Therapy Northern and Yorkshire Region Conference:, 17 May 2017, University of Cumbria.

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  • Murphy A (2016) Act one scene one: using narrative inquiry as theatre to illuminate the possible selves of healthcare students with dyslexia in higher education.

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  • Murphy A (2016) Possible Selves of Healthcare Students with Dyslexia: A Narrative Enquiry.

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  • Murphy A (2016) Murphy, A. (2016) Narratives of students with dyslexia: the importance of family. Widening Participation. Society of Research into Higher Education April.