Professional background

Trinity College Medical School, Dublin qualified 1995.
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (surgical neurology) 2005.
Consultant in Neurosurgery since 2006.
Special interest in vascular and general neurosurgery.

Current appointments:
Neurosurgical Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons
Member of Society of British Neurological Surgeons Council
Member of Speciality Advisory Committee for Neurosurgery

Research interests

Imaging of brain tumours (magnetic resonance spectroscopy).

Simulation in neurosurgical training.


1. M Murphy, MA Palmer. Spontaneous urethral rupture. British Journal of Urology 1998; Nov 82(5) 758-9
2. M Murphy, A Loosemore, AG Clifton, DE Saunders, FA Howe, PR Wilkins, JR Griffiths, BA Bell. The contribution of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS) to clinical brain tumour diagnosis. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2002; 16(4):329-334.
3. M Murphy, A Loosemore, PR Wilkins, P Wiesling, I Ferrer, BA Bell. Neuropathological diagnostic accuracy. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2002; 16(5):461-464.
4. M Murphy, JP Grieve, SR Stapleton. Presentation of choroid plexus papilloma mimicking an extradural haematoma after head injury. Child’s Nervous System (2002): 18:457-459.
5. FA Howe, KS Opstad, M Murphy, SA Cudlip, DE Saunders, AC Pereira, S Barton,
V Doyle, PR Wilkins, BA Bell, JR Griffiths. Quantitative analysis of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) of human brain tumours. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2003; 49(2): 223-32.
6. M Murphy. Book review: Smythies: “The Dynamic Neuron”. British Journal of Neurosurgery June 2003; 17(3): 288.
7. CA Clark, TR Barrick, M Murphy, BA Bell. White matter fibre tracking in patients with space occupying lesions of the brain. A new technique for neurosurgical planning. Neuroimage 2003; 20(3): 1601-8.
8. FA Howe, SJ Barton, SA Cudlip, M Stubbs, DE Saunders, M Murphy, P Wilkins, KS Opstad, VL Doyle, MA McLean, BA Bell, JR Griffiths. Metabolic profiles of human brain tumours using quantitative in vivo ¹H magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2003; 49: 223-232.
9. M Murphy, R Clarke, JS Norris. Neurosurgical Image: “Disappearing”, recurrent craniopharyngioma. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2004; 18(1): 65.
10. M Murphy, JS Norris. Resolution of a Borden type 3 scalp arteriovenous malformation secondary to local pressure during an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Neurosurgery 2005; 56(1): 192.
11. M Murphy, D Bell, RD Worth, KS Jehle, GR Critchley, JS Norris. Angiography post clipping and coiling of cerebral aneurysms. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2005; 19(3):225-8.
12. AR Tate, JLC Underwood, DA Costa, M Julia-Sape, C Majos, A Moreno-Torres, FA Howe, M vander Graaf, V LeFournier, MM Murphy, A Loosemore, CL Ladroue, P Wesseling, J Bosson, ME Cabanas, PR Wilkins, BA Bell, C Remy, A Heerschap, D Watson, JR Griffiths, C Arus. Development of a Decision Support System for Diagnosis and Grading of Brain Tumours using in-vivo Magnetic Resonance Single Voxel Spectra. NMR in Biomedicine 2006; 19:411-434.
13. M Murphy, D Hughes, I Liaquat, R Edmondson, PR Bullock. Giant pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery: treatment challenges and case review. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2006; 20(3):159-61.
14. M Crocker, M Murphy, K Price, D Stock, B Chitnavis. Artefactual computed tomographic middle cerebral artery territory infarct. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2006; 20(5):316-7.
15. M Murphy. Book review. Percept, Decision, Action. British Journal of Neurosurgery Nov 2006 20(5): 359-262.
16. M Murphy, B Parsons, M Nathan, E Lee, L Gunasekera. Autoenucleation: Case report and review of literature. Irish Journal of Psychiatric Medicine 2006; 23(4): 159-160.
17. Surgery for the foundation years: A survival guide. Neurosurgery Chapter. PASTEST press 2007.
18. Preuss Resident Research Award: Maximal resection of Low Grade Intrinsic Brain Tumours using “awake” craniotomy and multiple marginal smear biopsies: Operative Complication rates and 10-year survival data. Clinical Neurosurgery 2007. Book 53. Chapter 46.
19. M.Teo, R.Trivedi, M.Murphy. Non-contiguous multifocal Staphlococcus aureus discitis: involvement of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2009. May 5.
20. Liaquat I, Murphy M, Bassi S, Bullock PR. Paediatric and adult vascular intracranial complications of sickle-cell disease. Acta Neurochir 2010; 152(7): 1175-9.
21. A.Bahl, M.Murphy, N.Thomas, R.Gullan. Management of infratentorial subdural hygroma complicating foramen magnum decompression: a report of three cases. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2011; 153(5): 1123-8.
22. C.Uff, M.Murphy. The management of subarachnoid haemorrhage in London. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2011; 25(4):534.
23. H.Marcus, C.Uff, M.Murphy, L.Thorne. Management of acute hydrocephalus following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: The role of serial lumbar puncture and continuous lumbar drainage. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2011; 25(4):536
24. H Pulhorn, M Murphy. Spontaneous resolution of a symptomatic synovial cyst of the lumbar spine. Br J Neurosurgery 2012; 26(1):123-4.