I teach across a range of areas at undergraduate level, and I have been teaching since 2008. I am currently working on a number of research projects, some housed within the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, and others external to this. My research interests span the social sciences broadly.
I joined Hallam in February 2013. I previously held teaching posts at the University of Westminster and Manchester Metropolitan University, and I worked as a Research Assistant within the Department of Social Policy at the LSE. I also tutor for the Open University within the Faculty of Social Sciences. At the LSE I completed a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning. I have also studied for a PgDip in Social Research Methods, a PgCert in Professional Studies in Education (Educational Research Methods) and a PgCert in Social Science Research Methods through the Open University. I also recently completed a PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at SHU, with associated HEA Fellowship status. I am currently studying for an MSc, with the intention of progressing on to a D.Phil, at the University of Oxford. My research interests span areas of criminology and the social sciences more widely. I am particularly interested in historical dimensions of crime, justice, and social order, and the connections between criminology and the wider domains of social policy. I also retain an interest in education policy.
My research interests span areas of criminology and the social sciences more widely. I am particularly interested in historical dimensions of crime, justice, and social order, and the connections between criminology and the wider domains of social policy. I also retain an interest in education policy.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
I am currently working on a number of research projects, including some housed within the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, notably the 'Right Turn' project.
Single honours and joints in Criminology
Criminological Landscapes; Controversies of Punishment; Dissertation, Rights, Justice and Exclusion
- Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice
I am writing a book for Palgrave MacMillan on the nature of university research assessment practices in a number of countries; I am writing a new criminology textbook for SAGE Publishing; I am involved in data collection and write-up for the Right Turn veterans recovery project, and project work focused around the Armed Force Covenant and its workings.
Murphy, T. (2016). Revising the Research Excellence Framework: ensuring quality in REF2021, or new challenges ahead? Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 21 (1), 34-39. http://doi.org/10.1080/13603108.2016.1246386
Murphy, T., & Sage, D. (2015). Perceptions of the UK's Research Excellence Framework: A small survey of academics. Australian Universities' Review, 57 (2), 31-36. http://www.aur.org.au/
Murphy, T. (2015). The nomenclature of the undeserving poor : an enduring history of marginalization. Journal on European History of Law, 6 (1), 103-108. http://www.historyoflaw.eu/english/journal_on_european_history_of_law.html
Murphy, T., & Sage, D. (2014). Perceptions of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2014: a media analysis. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 36 (6), 603-615. http://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2014.957890
Murphy, T. (2013). Why we need to think about research malpractice in the social sciences. Criminal Justice Matters, 94 (1), 26-27. http://doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2013.865503
West, A., Mitchell, L., & Murphy, T. (2013). Implementing evidence-based parenting programmes in a small sample of English urban local authorities: eligibility, fidelity and intensity. Children & Society, 27 (6), 471-483. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00428.x
Murphy, T. (n.d.). Organized crime and terrorism in South Asia : reconciling a routine activity framework with social, political and economic factors. In Jaishankar, K. (Ed.) Handbook of South Asian Criminology. CRC Press
Albertson, K., Best, D., Pinkney, A., Murphy, T., Irving, J., & Stevenson, J. (2017). "It’s not just about recovery": The Right Turn Veteran-Specific Recovery Service Evaluation, Final report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.addaction.org.uk/sites/default/files/public/attachments/right_turn_evaluation_report_june_2017.pdf
Albertson, K., Best, D., Irving, J., Murphy, T., Buckingham, S., Morton, G., ... Chaggar, A. (2016). Right Turn Veteran-Specific Recovery Service: 5 site evaluation pilot : Interim report. Sheffield: Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University.
Murphy, T., & Sage, D. (2014). Perceptions and ‘impacts’ of the REF: key aim for next round should be to explore apprehension and minimise anxieties. London: London School of Economics and Political Science : The Impact Blog: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/10/06/perceptions-and-impacts-of-the-ref/
Peer review activities for SAGE and Routledge; editorial member of the Journal on European History of Law; formerly an external examiner at the University of Hull (Grimsby Institute) and the University of Northampton; previous external validation panel membership at LSBU and Staffordshire University