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Dr Susan Murphy

Tel: + 353 1 896 3540
Email: susan.p.murphy@tcd.ie
Postal Address:
Department of Geography
Museum Building
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

Biography and research interests

Susan Murphy is a lecturer in Development Practice with the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin and the Course Coordinator for the Trinity College Dublin Masters in Development Practice (MDP).

Susan holds both a B.A. in Politics and History (1995) and Masters in Politics and International Relations (1996). She completed her Ph.D. in Politics at University College Dublin (2012), where she was a School of Politics and International Relations Scholar. Subsequently she taught at University College Dublin and coordinated a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation. Susan worked in Industry as a manager with Accenture for a decade before returning to undertake further studies in 2008.

Susan's research interests are in international political theory, issues in global justice, human rights and climate change, gender and social inclusion. She was shortlisted for an ERC (European Research Council) Award in 2017 and has published in national and international peer-review and scientific journals on matters related to ethics and global development.

In 2016 Susan published a monograph with Springer Studies in Global Justice - Responsibility in an Interconnected World. Susan lectures on Gender, Climate Justice, and Development Research and Practice. As part of her work, she has managed the design and delivery of 150+ international research projects in countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, and over 100+ research projects with International Development NGOs in Ireland.

Susan is a member of University Council and Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI). She sits on a number of school committees including Research Ethics, Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Athena SWAN School SAT and is a College Tutor for STEM Students. External roles include Board of Trustees - Oxfam Ireland; committee member of Future Earth Ireland; Board of Advisors, The Humanitarian Innovation Academy; and member of the UN SDSN. Susan has twenty years of management and professional experience, both within the University and also in Industry.

Research theme

Society, Space and Environment / “Human societal sciences”

Natural Hazards Research

Selected Publications and Research Outputs

Articles

Murphy, S., (2015) “Glass Ceilings and Iron Bars: Women, Gender, and Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, Global Justice: Theory, Practice and Rhetoric, 8: 74-96

Murphy, S., (2014) Unlocking the beauty of the imperfect duty to aid: Sen's idea of the duty of assistance, Journal of Global Ethics, 10:3, 369-383

Murphy, S., and Walsh, P.P., (2014) “Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion”, The Economic and Social Review 45: 2, 261-284 &

Murphy, S., and Walsh, P.P., (2014) “Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion”, IZA Institute for the Discussion of Labour Discussion Paper No. 8376

Murphy, S., and Walsh, P.P., (2013) “The Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Trade Partnerships between Africa and Ireland” in Irish Studies in International Affairs” 24: 1-21

Murphy, S., Carmody, P., Okawakol , J., (2015) “When Rights Collide: Land Grabbing, Force, and Injustice in Uganda” (Forthcoming)

Book

Murphy, S., (2015) Responsibility in an interconnected world: International Assistance, Duty, and Action

Springer Studies in Global Justice Series (2016).

Book chapters

Murphy, S., and Walsh, P.P., “Using Efficiency to Drive Equity, the case for global social protection”, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Proceedings, May 2014

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 Proceedings, May 2014

Murphy, S., “The concept of complex emergencies.” In Deen Chatterjee Ed. The Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Murphy, S., “The principle of beneficence.” In Deen Chatterjee (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Murphy, S., “International humanitarian assistance.” In Deen Chatterjee (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Murphy, S., “Fairness.” In Deen Chatterjee (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Murphy, S., “Special obligations.” In Deen Chatterjee (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Murphy, S., “Luck Egalitarianism. “In Deen Chatterjee (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Global Justice. US: Springer Publications. 2012

Additional publications

Susan P. Murphy (2016) Responsibility in an interconnected world: International assistance, duty and action in Springer Studies in Global Justice - http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-31445-7

Teaching

Masters in Development Practice (MDP) MSc Modules

  • Gender and Development
  • Climate justice and development
  • Research placements - Irish Based international NGOs
  • MDP 1 International clinical field training
  • MDP 2 International organisations professional placements
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