Professor Roger Murphy is a highly experienced educational researcher who has done much of his work in the field of educational assessment and evaluation. He is currently Director of the Centre for Developing and Evaluating Lifelong Learning and the Institute for Research into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Professor Murphy is also Director of the Visual LearningLab, which is a HEFCE funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In addition he is part of the Management Team for the Centre for Social Research in Health and Healthcare, which is an interdisciplinary research centre involving the Schools of Nursing, Community Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Sociology and Social Policy and Education.
Professor Murphy has worked in Higher Education for over 25 years. During that time he has been President of the British Educational Research Association, a member of the Education Panel for the National Research Assessment Exercise and Dean of Education and Head of the School of Education at the University of Nottingham.
Professor Murphy has two degrees in Psychology and is a qualified Primary School teacher. His research interests all fall within a broad area of educational research, assessment and evaluation, and he has undertaken over 100 major research projects relating to all phases of education, work based and lifelong learning. He is also the author of over 100 books and articles in scholarly academic journals.
He has wide experience of working closely with educational practitioners and policy makers, and has undertaken major consultancies in Hong Kong, Australia, Ghana, Oman and Malta.
He is a very experienced supervisor of MPhils and PhDs and has to date supervised 19 successful PhD theses.
In 2005 he received the Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning from the University of Nottingham.
His primary interests are in Educational Research, Assessment and Evaluation. Work in those fields has fired his interests in many spheres of formal and informal education and training.