Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is a General Practitioner and Professor of General Practice. He joined the Board of COPE Galway in May 2011. Andrew holds a dual role of practising GP in Turloughmore and as Foundation Professor of General Practice at NUI Galway.

After qualifying as a general practitioner, Andrew worked in inner city Dublin practices providing services to significantly deprived populations including the homeless and people with addiction problems. He has maintained a keen interest in this area.


Andrew qualified in medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1988, completed his higher general practice training in 1992, was awarded an MD in 1996, a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2004 and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology (Australia) in 2011. He was a Visiting Professor to the University of Adelaide and Flinders University for the year of 2004.


Andrew’s main research interests are: the management of chronic disease in the community; patients’ health and healthcare perspectives; professional practice (with an emphasis on rural health) and medical educational research.

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