Professor Greg

Professor Greg Murphy

Co-Ordinator Professional Doctorate Program, Professor

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Public Health

HS1-131, Melbourne (Bundoora)


BA, MA, DipEd Melb., PhD Monash, MAPS



Brief profile

I have a long-standing interest in the application of psychology to such diverse fields as those of work, rehabilitation, management, education and sport. Most recently I have concentrated my research on vocational rehabilitation following serious physical impairment.

I am currently involved in two research projects investigating (a) the social support needs of those living with spinal cord injury; (b) the factors involved in job loss following return to work post spinal cord injury. I am currently supervising higher degree students whose research is in the following areas:

  • job attitudes of nurses;
  • predictors of return to work following occupational injury;
  • consumer satisfaction with a health service provider
  • occupational stress among traffic policemen.

I am available to supervise research and would be happy to discuss possible topics with post-graduate students interested in the areas of rehabilitation, organizational behaviour and vocational behaviour.

Please contact me for further details of my research and teaching interests.

Research interests


- Please contact me to discuss a topic.

Recent publications


Peterson, C. & Murphy, G. (2010). Transition from the labour market: Older workers and retirement. International Review of Health Science, 40(4).

Murphy, G. (2009). Using unpredicted vocational outcomes following traumatic spinal cord injury to identify powerful, novel return-to-work barriers and facilitators. In Berkovsky, T. (Ed.). Spinal cord injuries: Types, treatment and prognosis, pp. 565-578. New York: Nova Science.

Murphy, G., Middleton, J., Quirk, R. et al. (2009). Prediction of employment status one year post-discharge from rehabilitation following traumatic spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41, 1074-1079.

Murphy, G. (2009). Putting a vocational focus back into rehabilitation. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18, 36-44.

Young, A. & Murphy, G. (2009). Employment following spinal cord injury (1992-2005): A review with implications for research, clinical practice and rehabilitation service delivery. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 32, 1-11.

Garth, B., Murphy, G. & Reddinghough, D. (2009). Perceptions of participation: Child patients with a disability in the doctor-parent-child partnership. Patient Education and Counseling, 74, 45-52.

Murphy, G. & Peterson, C. (2008). On the death of informal organisation. Australian Journal of Career Development, 17, 75-77.

Santos, S., Murphy, G., Baxter, K. & Robinson, K. (2008). Organisational factors affecting the quality of hospital clinical coding. Health Information Clinical Coding, 37, 25-37.

Murphy, G. & Young, A. (2008). Vocational achievement following traumatic spinal cord injury. In A. Craig & Y. Tran (Eds.) Psychological dynamics associated with spinal cord injury: New directions and best evidence, pp. 197-214. New York: Nova Science.

Murphy, G. (2008). A future of behavioural psychologists in rehabilitation? Behaviour Analysis in Sport, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1, 54-57.

Murphy, G., King, N. & Ollendick, T. (2007). Identifying and developing effective interventions in rehabilitation settings. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 13(1), 14-19.

Murphy, G. & Foreman, P. (2007). Implementing post-injury rehabilitation policy. In S. Barraclough & H. Gardner (Eds.) Analysing health policy. Sydney: Elsevier.

Murphy, G. & King, N. (2007). Clinical data supporting the validity of a behavioural psychology approach within serious-injury rehabilitation. The Behaviour Analyst Today, 8, 273-283.

Molloy, G., Murphy, G. & King, N. (2007). On the decline of N=1 research in Behaviour Change: The rise of the Evidence-based Practice movement as one explanation for the trend. Behaviour Change, 24, 114-121.

Murphy, G. & Young, A. (2006). Employer-based facilitators to work following diabling injury. The International Journal of Disabilty Management Research, 1(1), 125-134.