Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Padraig Murphy_002
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA. C159

Academic biography

Dr. Pádraig Murphy is Associate Professor in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science and Health Communication programme.  

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 e-learning. His teaching and research interests include science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 

Dr. Murphy leads the Celsius research cluster at DCU. His current research and writing has focused on deliberative and participatory dialogue models for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable technologies, and ways that society can anticipate communications and policy issues around emerging, disruptive 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. 

He is author of Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics: Debating Genetic Futures from School to Society (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of  Little Country, Big Talk: Science Communication in Ireland (Pantaneto Press, 2017).

Dr. Murphy has a PhD in Communication Studies from Dublin City University; an MSc in Science Communication also from Dublin City University; and a BSc in Environmental Pollution and Biological Sciences from the University of South Wales, formerly the University of Glamorgan, Wales.

Research interests

Science communication; Science and Technology Studies; public participation in and media representations of science and technology; Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); interdisciplinary links between the physical sciences and humanities and social sciences; engaged research and community-based research