Dr Michael John   Murphy
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Michael John Murphy

BSc (Hons)

MBBS (Hons)

MRCPI

MRCPsych

HDip Med Ed

FRANZCP

Post Cert Cons Liaison

medicine-health
School of Psychiatry

Dr Michael John Murphy.

I am a (Consultation Liaison, CL) Psychiatrist working in public health (NSW Health). I work in two locations, in the urban hospital of the Prince of Wales hospital (POWH) and rurally at Orange Health Service. As a CL psychiatrist, I work in the general hospital wards (medical, surgical, ICU etc) with patients who have a comorbid mental health difficulty (such as depression, psychosis, delirium etc). I provide expert assessment and advise to the patient, their loved ones and the health care staff involved.

I am also a clinican researcher, whereby I undertake research, in both my role within NSW health, and within a Mindgardens funded research project. Mindgardens has funded a collaboration project between the Blackdog Institute, South East Sydney Local Health District (CL within POWH) and the School of Psychiatry at UNSW. This 2 year project runs from August 2020 and will look to improve how we manage the 'mind-body' connection for patients who have a major physical health problem. It is called the SHAPE trial (Screening and Support for Health and General Anxiety at the Prince of Wales Hospital - An Exploratory Study).

I previously worked, and then held an honorary appointment, at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), which is a joint venture of St. Vincent's hospital, Sydney and the School of Psychiatry at UNSW. 

My PhD via the School of Psychiatry, UNSW, looked into the role of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) in the treatment of depression and/or anxiety in cancer patients. In 2016/7, a randomised controlled trial (RCT) looking to evaluate iCBT in early-stage cancer and cancer survivors was undertaken. The following year, a pre-post trial looking at iCBT in advanced stage cancer occurred.  I held a NSW Institute of Psychiatry Research Fellowship over the course of 2016.

Apart from the projects listed above, I was involved in smaller projects, such as looking at how we care for patients with eating disorders, examining how we deal with blood-borne viral illnesses in mental health patients, and how to teach doctors about assessing a patients' decision making abilities, or their capacity. I was the project principal for a HETI Medical Education Support Fund (MESF) grant in 2015, which was repeated for 2016/17.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (FRANZCP), I am also a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatry UK (MRCPsych). Before psychiatry training I competed an undergraduate science and then post-graduate medical degree in Ireland. After completing my internship, I completed basic physician training program (MRCPI) and worked as a Medical Oncology Registrar prior to entering Psychiatry training. 

I previously supervised UNSW ILP students in 2016/17, a University of Notre Dame honours student in 2018, and will have an ILP student in 2022. 

Phone
+61-2-9382 4530
Location
Blackdog Institute, Randwick Prince of Wales hospital, Randwick Orange health service, Orange

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Wand A; Murphy MJ, 2021, 'Assessments in the general hospital (or CL unplugged)', in Aquilina C; Tucker G (ed.), A Guide to Psychiatric Examination, Elsevier
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Kissane D, 2020, 'Depression, Adjustment and Demoralization In Oncology', in Licinio J; Wong M-L (ed.), Major Depression-Biological, Psychological, and Treatment Approaches, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Dorney K; Murphy M, 2021, 'Recommendations for the medical work-up of first episode psychosis, including specific relevance to Indigenous Australians: A narrative review', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 15, pp. 423 - 438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eip.12980
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Newby J; Mason E; Kladnistki N; Murphy M; Millard M; Haskelberg H; Allen A; Mahoney A, 2021, 'Integrating internet CBT into clinical practice: a practical guide for clinicians', Clinical Psychologist, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13284207.2020.1843968
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Geerligs L; Shepherd HL; Butow P; Shaw J; Masya L; Cuddy J; Andrews G; Baychek K; Beale P; Allison K; Clayton J; Coll J; Girgis A; Grimison P; Hack T; Kelly B; Kirsten L; Lindsay T; Lovell M; Luckett T; Murphy M; Newby J; Orr F; Pearce A; Piro D; Shaw T; Stubbs J; Viney R; White F; Yim J; Rankin NM, 2021, 'What factors influence organisational readiness for change? Implementation of the Australian clinical pathway for the screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients (ADAPT CP)', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 29, pp. 3235 - 3244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05836-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Newby JM; Butow P; Loughnan SA; Joubert AE; Kirsten L; Allison K; Shaw J; Shepherd HL; Smith J; Andrews G, 2020, 'Randomised controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for clinical depression and/or anxiety in cancer survivors (iCanADAPT Early)', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, pp. 76 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5267
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Geerligs L; Shepherd HL; Rankin NM; Masya L; Shaw JM; Price MA; Dhillon H; Dolan C; Prest G; Andrews G; Baychek K; Beale P; Allison K; Clayton J; Coll J; Cuddy J; Girgis A; Grimison P; Hack T; Kelly B; Kirsten L; Lindsay T; Lovell M; Luckett T; Murphy M; Newby J; Orr F; Pearce A; Piro D; Shaw T; Stubbs J; Viney R; White F; Yim J; Butow P, 2020, 'The value of real-world testing: A qualitative feasibility study to explore staff and organisational barriers and strategies to support implementation of a clinical pathway for the management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00648-4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Bravery B; Loughnan S; Murphy M, 2020, 'Depression treatment research in people with cancer does not reflect cancer prevalence: Findings from a systematic review', Evidence-Based Mental Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebmental-2020-300145
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Alchin DR; Overton K; George D; Murphy M; Wand APF, 2020, 'Utilisation of the Australian government initiative MyHealth Record to support the clinical approach to factitious disorder', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 50, pp. 1006 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14945
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Yaseen F; Bertram M; Vickery M; Murphy M, 2020, 'A change in practice after the introduction of a state-wide service plan: standardisation of the provision of care to patients with an eating disorder in a regional hospital including support from a new Eating Disorders Outreach Service', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 28, pp. 213 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856220908177
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Keane S; Clarke M; Murphy M; McGrath D; Smith D; Farrelly N; MacHale S, 2018, 'Disordered eating behaviour in young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus', Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40337-018-0194-2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Karageorge A; Murphy MJ; Newby JM; Kirsten L; Andrews G; Allison K; Loughnan S; Price M; Shaw J; Shepherd H; Smith J; Butow P, 2017, 'Acceptability of an internet cognitive behavioural therapy program for people with early-stage cancer and cancer survivors with depression and/or anxiety: thematic findings from focus groups', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 25, pp. 2129 - 2136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3617-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Newby JM; Butow P; Kirsten L; Allison K; Loughnan S; Price MA; Shaw J; Shepherd H; Smith J; Andrews G, 2017, 'iCanADAPT Early protocol: randomised controlled trial (RCT) of clinician supervised transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors -vs- treatment as usual', BMC Cancer, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3182-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Smith J; Newby JM; Burston N; Murphy MJ; Michael S; Mackenzie A; Kiln F; Loughnan SA; O'Moore KA; Allard BJ; Williams AD; Andrews G, 2017, 'Help from home for depression: A randomised controlled trial comparing internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy with bibliotherapy for depression', Internet Interventions, vol. 9, pp. 25 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2017.05.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Newby JM; Butow P; Kirsten L; Allison K; Loughnan S; Price MA; Shaw J; Shepherd H; Smith J; Andrews G, 2017, 'Erratum: iCanADAPT early protocol: Randomised controlled trial (RCT) of clinician supervised transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors -vs- treatment as usual. [BMC Cancer., 17, (2017) (193)] DOI: 10.1186/s12885-017-3182-z', BMC Cancer, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3655-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Begg HE; Murphy MJ, 2016, 'Vego, no milk please, I'm allergic ...; A table outlining the (in)appropriateness of common psychiatric medications for special dietary populations', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 50, pp. 1125 - 1127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416676896
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Newby J; Butow P; Kirsten L; Shepherd H; Shaw J; Andrews G, 2018, 'iCanADAPT Advanced; a Pilot study of a Clinician Supervised Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) for patients with Depression and/or Anxiety with Advanced Cancer', in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 27, pp. 147 - 147, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000448188000388&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy M; Newby J; Andrews G; Butow P; Price M; Shaw J; Shepherd H; Loughnan S; Kirsten L, 2017, 'Results of iCanADAPT Early: a RCT of clinician supervised transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors vs. treatment as usual (TAU)', Vol. 27, pp. 36 - 36, presented at WPA XVII World Congress of Psychiatry Berlin 2017, Berlin, Germany, 08 October 2017 - 12 October 2017, http://www.wpaberlin2017.com/_Resources/Persistent/9c2ad838c15b8612720a75493d8a997a6dbdaa90/WCP2017_Final_Programme%20for%20web.pdf
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ, 2017, 'Suggestions for use of a recently published table which assists in prescribing for patients with special dietary requirements', Adelaide, Vol. 51, pp. 158 - 159, presented at RANZCP Congress 2017, Adelaide, 30 April 2017 - 05 May 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417702054
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ, 2016, 'Early results from the iCanADAPT trial; a RCT of internet delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety in early-stage cancer and cancer survivor', presented at Victorian Psycho-oncology Research Conference Program, Melbourne, 14 October 2016 - 14 October 2016, https://www.victorianccc.org.au/assets/VCCC-Psycho-oncology-conference-schedule-2016-v5.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ, 2016, 'iCanADAPT Focus Group Results', presented at 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, 22 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Wong A; Tietze T; Arrold K, 2016, 'A RETROSPECTIVE CLINICAL AUDIT RELATING TO THE PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS AND THE SCREENING OF BLOOD-BORNE VIRAL ILLNESSES IN A COHORT OF PATIENTS PRESENTING FOR A MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT TO AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT', Vol. 50, pp. 125 - 125, presented at International RANZCP Congress of Psychiatry, Hong Kong, 08 May 2016 - 12 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416640967
    Conference Abstracts | 2012
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ; Mason C, 2012, 'Confusion for patients and clinicians. Potential differences in the management of delirium in the psycho-oncology setting according to specialty. A case discussion and review of palliative medicine and psychiatry', in Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Wiley-Blackwell, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vol. 8, pp. 291 - 291, presented at Cosa 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and ipos 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 13 November 2012 - 15 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12030
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ, 2011, 'Development of a simple local antibiotic policy in the standalone psychiatry setting of a methadone treatment programme, a completed audit', Ireland, presented at Winter Conference Programme Clinical Practice Updates, Ireland, 10 November 2011 - 11 November 2011
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Dr Michael John Murphy
    Murphy MJ, 2011, 'Improved documentation of allergy status in a computerized system- A completed audit cycle', Ireland, presented at Winter Conference Programme Clinical Practice Updates, Ireland, 10 November 2011 - 11 November 2011

Awards

ADAPT PhD Top-up Scholarhship (2016 - 2019)

HETI Medical Education Support Fund 2015

HETI Medical Education Support Fund 2016

Grants

NSW Institute of Psychiatry Research Fellow (2016 - 2017)

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