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Professor Marie Murphy

Professor Marie Murphy NICHS

About Professor Marie Murphy…

Marie is Professor of Exercise and Health, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College. She graduated from Ulster with a BA (Hons) Sport & Leisure and PGCE in Physical Education and was awarded an MSc in Sports Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University. Marie’s research focuses on the effect of physical activity and exercise, in particular walking, on health and uses multidisciplinary approach that has included outcome measures ranging from the behavioural to the biochemical. Her work has contributed to the evidence base underlying the current physical activity guidelines in the US, UK and Ireland and she was a co-author of the UK guidelines by the 4 Chief Medical Officers in the report  “Start Active Stay Active” (DoH 2011). In addition, she is a member of the Chief Medical Officer’s expert advisory group on physical activity. Marie is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is on the Board of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and the WHO Europe Health Enhancing Physical Activity Steering Committee (HEPA Europe). She is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS) and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA).  She was a member of the 13 strong REF2014 sub-panel for Sport & Exercise Sciences Leisure & Tourism and has recently been appointed as sub-panel Chair for REF2022.