Susan Murphy
Assistant Prof in Development Practice, Geography
Assistant Prof in Development Practice, School Office - Natural Sciences

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in International Development with the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin and programme coordinator for the joint TCD UCD Masters in Development Practice (MDP). My research interests are in international political theory, issues in global justice, human rights and climate change, gender and social inclusion. I have published in national and international peer-review and scientific journals on matters related to ethics and global development and have publish one book with Springer Studies in Global Justice - Responsibility in an Interconnected World. My research project on the ethics of aid and interconnection has been shortlisted for an ERC starter grant - interviews scheduled for June 2017. I lecture on Gender, Climate Justice, and Development Research and Practice. As part of my work, I have managed the design and delivery of 120+ international research projects in countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, and over 70+ research projects with International Development NGOs in Ireland. I am a member of University Council and Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI). I sit on a number of school committees including Research Ethics, Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Athena SWAN School SAT and I am a College Tutor for STEM Students. External roles include Board of Trustees - Oxfam Ireland; committee member of Future Earth Ireland; and Board of Advisors, The Humanitarian Innovation Academy. I have twenty years of management and professional experience, both within the University and also in Industry. Following completion of my Masters in Politics (1997), I worked in industry for 10 years as a manager with Accenture supporting over 300 projects across EMEAI valued in excess of $6 billion USD. I returned to study in 2008 and completed my scholarship funded PhD in Political Theory on the ethics of aid in 2012.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Legg, R.J., Nakiguli, C., Murphy, S.P., Lejju, J. , Water quality and heavy metal pollution in threatened urban wetlands in the Lake Victoria basin in Uganda, 2018 Working Paper, 2018

Global political processes and the multiplier effect of climate (in) justice in, editor(s)Tahseen Jaffrey , The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice, UK, Routledge, 2018, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2018

Onora O'Neill in, editor(s)Sellers, M.N.S, and Kirste, S. (eds) , Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Switzerland, Springer Nature, 2018, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2018

Susan Murphy, Book Review, Review of Men, Masculinities and Disasters, by Elaine Enerson and Bob Pease (eds) , Gender, Place and Culture: A journal of feminist geography, 2018 Review, 2018

Murphy, S., Carmody, P., Okawakol, J.,, When rights collide: land grabbing, force and injustice in Uganda, Journal of Peasant Studies, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL URL

Murphy, S., Mwita, E., Challenging hegemonic discourses: Exposing the cycles of gendered vulnerabilities in educational outputs as drivers of gender inequality and injustice in young adults , Ethics and Social Welfare, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL URL

Susan Murphy, Book Review, Review of Gender and Peacebuilding, by Claire Duncanson , Gender, Place and Culture: A journal of feminist geography, 2017 Review, 2017 URL

Murphy, S., Kiernan, G., Considine, P., Middlehurst, M., Cunningham, A., DeMarco, A., Friel, E. , Results based frameworks and achieving the SDGs through professional development, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Proceedings, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice, Columbia University, New York, September 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Susan P. Murphy, Responsibility in an interconnected world: International Assistance, Duty and Action , 1, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016, i-173pp Book, 2016 URL URL

Susan P. Murphy, Emiliana Mwita, Challenging hidden hegemonies: Exploring the links between education, gender justice, and sustainable development practice , International Association of Development Ethics, Carleton University, Ottawa, July 2016, edited by Eric Palmer , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Susan Murphy, Humanitarian practice in crisis: Are duty-based approaches problematical for humanitarian practice?, 2016 Working Paper, 2016

Murphy, S., O'Rourke, N., Middlehurst, M., Shila, D., Raphael, C.,, Unravelling the gender bind, uncovering the heterogeneity of domination, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Proceedings, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice , Columbia University, New York, September 2016, edited by 2016 , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Murphy, S., Glass Ceilings and Iron Bars: Women, Gender, and Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Global Justice: Theory, Practice and Rhetoric , 8, 2015, p74 - 96 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Murphy, S., Carmody, P., Okawakol, J.,, When rights collide: land grabbing, force and injustice in Uganda, International Conference on Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, September 2015, edited by UN SDSN , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Susan Murphy & Christina Raphael, Gender in Development Practice - the Global Perspective, Africa 2015 and Beyond: The future of gender studies, research, and services, Uganda, November 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Susan Murphy, Unlocking the beauty of the imperfect duty to aid: Sen's idea of the duty of assistance, Journal of Global Ethics, 10, (3), 2014, p369 - 383 Journal Article, 2014 URL

The dynamics of poverty and the sequencing of global social protection in, Rodrigo Medeiros & Larry Swatuk (editors). , Sustainable Development Practice: Advancing Evidence-Based Solutions for the Post-2015 Agenda. Proceedings of of the 2013 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice/, Columbia University, New York, 2014, pp96 - 107, [Murphy, S., Walsh, P.P.] Book Chapter, 2014

Economic and Social Studies, 45, 2, (2014), Walsh, P.P., Murphy, S., Galvin, C., Eklund, L., Finan, T., Nugent, D., Popoola and Liu, [eds.], 2014 Journal, 2014

Susan Murphy, Innovation through regulation: Incentivising the transition to sustainability, Advancing Evidence-Based Solutions for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice, Columbia University, New York City, United States of America, 17-18 September 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Murphy, S., Walsh, P.P., Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion, The Economic and Social Review, 45, (2), 2014, p261 - 284 Journal Article, 2014

Murphy, S., Walsh, P.P., Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion, The Economic and Social Review, 45, (2), 2014, p261 - 284 Journal Article, 2014

Murphy, S., Walsh, P.P. , The Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Trade Partnerships between Africa and Ireland, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 24, 2013, p1 - 21 Journal Article, 2013

Boot N., Fawzi A, King K., Murphy, S., Ringholz, H., Yambasu, K., , Making Sanitation gains sustainable: The case for Sanitation Marketing in rural African Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) projects , International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice, Columbia University, New York, 6-7 September, 2013, edited by Medeiros, R., Swatuk, L. , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Susan Murphy, Climate Change, Harm, and Justice, Seamus Heaney Lecture, 11 February, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Susan Murphy, The promise and the problem of the duty of assistance, Tanner Lectures in Human Rights, Utah, USA, 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

International humanitarian assistance in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, pp558 - 564, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

The principle of beneficence in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, pp65 - 68, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

Luck Egalitarianism in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, pp665 - 667, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

The concept of complex emergencies in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, pp174 - 176, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

Special obligations in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

Fairness in, editor(s)Deen Chatterjee , The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice, US, Springer Publications, 2012, pp336 - 339, [Susan Murphy] Book Chapter, 2012

Susan Murphy, Review of The Politics of Truth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, by John Summers , Political Studies Review, 8, 2010 Review, 2010

Susan Murphy, Review of Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt. , by Christian Barry, Barry Herman and Lydia Tomitova (eds). , Political Studies Review, 8, 2010, p103-104 Review, 2010

Susan Murphy, Review of Multicultural Odysseys, by Will Kymlicka , Millennium - Journal of International Studies, (39), 2010 Review, 2010

Susan Murphy, Review of The Bottom Billion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, by Paul Collier , Millennium - Journal of International Studies, 38, 2009, p491-492 Review, 2009

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Susan Murphy, Interdisciplinary approaches to complex challenges, Innovations in evaluating complex contexts, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin, 27 March, 2017, Lesley Nibhriain Invited Talk, 2017

Susan Murphy, Unlocking the GATE: Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education, International Conference on Gender Issues in Higher Learning, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, 28 April 2017, 2017, Advisor Invited Talk, 2017

Murphy, S. , What do the Sustainable Development Goals mean for development practice?, TIDI Development Research Week, Trinity College Dublin, November 2015, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Murphy, S., Contemporary Hunger: The socio-political shape of contemporary famines, History Hegde School: Strokestown Annual Famine Summer School, Strokestown House, Roscommon, June 2015, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Murphy, S., What to expect from Paris 2015: reflections on the climate negotiation and policy formation process for agreement at COP21, Trinity College Dublin - Politics Society, Trinity College Dublin, November 2015, 2015, Politics Society Invited Talk, 2015

Murphy, S., DOCHAS Annual General Conference, Sustainable Development in the Post 2015 Era, Corke Park Conference Centre, May 2015, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Susan Murphy, Expert Reviewed, Review of DOCHAS Development Education Group: Finding Frames , by DOCHAS , 2014 Review, 2014

Susan Murphy, The Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Trade Partnerships between Africa and Ireland, Irish Aid Expert Advisory Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin, June , 2014, Irish Aid Invited Talk, 2014

Susan Murphy, Translating Rights Based Approaches into Practice, "The Idea of Human Rights and International Development Practice", Trinity Development Research Event in collaboration with the DSA Ireland , Dublin, November, 2013, Ronaldo Munck Invited Talk, 2013

Susan Murphy & Embassy of Lesotho, 'Women as reproducers of cultural practices - the Basotho Blanket', Trinity College Dublin, 2013, - Exhibition, 2013

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests are in international political theory, issues in global justice, human rights and climate change, gender and social inclusion. I have published in national and international peer-review and scientific journals on matters related to ethics and global development including the Journal of Peasant Studies, the Journal of Global Ethics, and Global Justice: Theory, Practice, and Rhetoric, and I have recently published one book with Springer Studies in Global Justice - Responsibility in an Interconnected World (2016). Further, my research project on Aid in complex contexts has recently been shortlisted for an ERC Starter Grant - interview scheduled for later this year. IMPACT: My research has had a direct impact on both the policy and research arenas. Evidence of impact includes - invitation to address the Irish Aid Expert Advisory Panel on my co-authored paper examining Ireland's Aid and Trade policy architecture (cited in report to Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid Division, December 2015). My ongoing work on the ethics of development practice prompted an invitation from the Department of Foreign Affairs Evaluation Unit to deliver a seminar entitled "Innovations in interdisciplinary evaluation" (2017). My recently published article with the Journal of Peasant Studies has already received three recommendations from fellow researchers and points to evidence of my ability to drive inter-disciplinary research, using analytical philosophical methods and theories to evaluate and progress thinking in the empirically ground discipline of human geography. Finally, my research on constructions of Gender in Higher Education Institutions directly influenced the design of 2 policies (Gender equity and equality for all) in Dar es Salaam University College of Education (2017). SUPERVISION: My record in research supervision demonstrates my commitment to nurturing new talent. Highlights include PhD Supervision (4 active PhD projects); MSc supervision (17 completed MSc taught dissertations, 12 active MSc projects and 3 senior sophister dissertations); Internal examiner on 2 PhD projects, and 3 PhD progression panel assessments; IRC applications - 6 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoctoral candidate (3 successful applications). SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS: (2013-17) International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York. Scientific Committee Member - Gender and social inclusion and Humanitarian innovations (http://ic-sd.org/); (2017) General Advisor to the 1st International Conference on Gender and Higher Education (http://dicg.duce.ac.tz/), supported by Irish Aid, Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania; (2015-16) Scientific Committee member - International Programme Committee for IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society; Invited reviewer for 3 leading peer-review international journals (Geoforum, Disasters, and Sutides in Social Justice), and 1 major publisher (Routledge Perspectives on Development Series) RESEARCH OUTPUT HIGHLIGHTS: Murphy, S., Carmody, P., and Okawakol, J. (2017). "When rights collide: Land Grabbing, Force, and Injustice in Uganda". Journal of Peasant Studies; Murphy, S., Mwita, E., (2017) "Challenging hegemonic discourses: Exposing the cycles of gendered vulnerabilities in educational outputs as drivers of gender inequality and injustice in young adults." Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare; Murphy, S. (2016), Responsibility in an interconnected world: International Assistance, Duty, and Action. Springer Studies in Global Justice Series; Murphy, S., (2015) "Glass Ceilings and Iron Bars: Women, Gender, and Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda", Global Justice: Theory, Practice and Rhetoric; Murphy, S., (2014) "Unlocking the beauty of the imperfect duty to aid: Sen's idea of the duty of assistance", Journal of Global Ethics; Murphy, S., and Walsh, P.P., (2014) "Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion." The Economic and Social Review

Keywords

Africa; CLIMATE CHANGE; Developing/Underdeveloped Nations; Equality rights; Ethics; Ethics and International Assistance; GENDER; Gender and family, household structures; Gender and leadership; Gender dimensions in health and illness; Gender issues in social development; Gender related policy issues in Ireland; Human rights; Humanitarian Theory; International Affairs; International development; International law; International Rights; International/Global Development; JUSTICE; Kyoto Agreement; Political Theory; Rwanda; Sub-Saharan Africa; Sustainable Development; Tanzania; Theories of Global Justice; Uganda; Violence against women, elders, adults and children

Recognition

Representations

Programme and Project Impact and Evaluation Committee, Oxfam Ireland Ongoing

Invited Reviewer - Moral Philosophy and Politics 2017

Invited journal review - Geoforum Ongoing

Invited Journal Reviewer - Disasters Ongoing

Invited Reviewer - Studies in Social Justice Ongoing

Invited Reviewer - Routledge Studies in International Development Ongoing

Scientific Committee Member - Sustainable Development Solutions Network, International Conference on Sustainable Development 2013-2017

Scientific Committee Member - Future Earth Ireland Ongoing

Awards and Honours

Nominated: CEU Teaching Award 2017

Board of trustees / non-executive director of Oxfam Ireland 2015

Nominated: Provost Teaching Award 2015

Visiting Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin 2014

Visiting Researcher, REPOA, Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 2014

Doctoral Scholar - UCD College of Social Science and Law 2008-2012

Memberships

Trinity International Development Initiative Steering Committee 2012

Oxfam Ireland Council Member 2015 – 2018

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network 2014 – 2018

Future Earth Ireland Committee Member 2016

International Development Ethics Association 2015 – 2018

North American Society for Social Philosophy 2016 – 2018

COALITION 2030 2017

Development Studies Association Ireland, Secretary 2012 – 2013