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Dr Padraig Murphy

School of Communications

Name: Dr Padraig Murphy
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 7703
Email Address: padraig.murphy@dcu.ie
Room: GLA. C159
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Personal Contact Information

Website: http://webpages.dcu.ie/~murphpa/

 

Biographical Details

Dr. Pádraig Murphy is Lecturer in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science Communication programme.  His teaching and research interests include science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 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 elearning. 

His current research and writing has focused on deliberative and participatory dialogue models for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable 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. 

Dr. Murphy is also Director of the Societal Impact Platform (SIP) and head of the Celsius research group at DCU. He is author of Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics: Debating Genetic Futures from School to Society (Routledge, 2014).
His teaching and research interests include science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 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 elearning.   His current research and writing has focused on deliberative and participatory dialogue models for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable 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.   Dr. Murphy is also Director of the Societal Impact Platform (SIP) and head of the Celsius research group at DCU. He is author of Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics: Debating Genetic Futures from School to Society (Routledge, 2014). 
He has a PhD Communication Studies, Dublin City University; MSc in Science Communication, Dublin City University/Queen's University Belfast; and a BSc Environmental Pollution and Biological Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Wales.

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