|2007 - 2012||Director of the Glasgow Centre for Physical Organic Chemistry (GCPOC)|
|2006 - 2008||Director of WestCHEM, the newly formed integrated Research School in Chemistry for the West of Scotland|
|1995 - present||Merck-Pauson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde|
|1993 - 1995||Reader at University of Nottingham|
|1983 - 1993||Lecturer at University of Nottingham|
|1976 - 1980||Ph. D. at University of Cambridge|
|1972 - 1976||B. A. at Trinity College, Dublin|
Chemical interests are in mechanistic and synthetic chemistry, in reactive intermediates and in the development of new reactions: new reactions in electron transfer, alkaloid synthesis using radical and non radical methods, new reagents for synthesis using phosphorus radicals.
Prof. Murphy edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:
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