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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
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Room: GLA. C159
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Dr. Pádraig Murphy is Assistant Professor in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science 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'.

Dr. Murphy 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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