Murphy, Andrew


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Dr Murphy is Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation within the University Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. He is joint programme lead for taught Master’s provision and has research interests which span various sport, exercise, health and wellbeing, and clinical issues.

Dr Murphy was previously Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science (Biomechanics) at Birmingham City University, Academic Track Research Fellow within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Honorary Clinical Scientist NHS GGC, Technical Director Clinical Application Division for DIH Technologies Co., and Director of the Department of Computer Assisted Rehabilitation at Sichuan Provincial People’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Chengdu, China; during which time he was awarded the Chinese Rehabilitation Bureau's 2017 "Tianfu Friendship Award".

Dr Murphy earned his PhD (Elite Rowing Technique and Performance) from the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2009, for which he was also awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Medical Engineering PhD. Whilst pursuing his PhD, during the Beijing Olympiad, Andrew was a member of the Sports Science support team to GB Rowing and completed an Internship with UK Sport.

Dr Murphy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holds two Postgraduate Certificates; in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and Advanced Academic Studies, a PhD and DIC in Human Movement and Bioengineering, MRes in Biomedical Engineering, and BSc(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science.

In his role as a conference organiser he has previously sat on the board of the Clinical Movement Analysis Society of the UK and Ireland, the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, and the International Society of Biomechanics.


Dr Murphy contributes to teaching on the following courses:

  • MCh (Orth) - Master of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Intercalated BMSc (Hons) in Applied Orthopaedic Technology
  • MRes in Sports Biomechanics & Rehabilitation
  • MSc in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Technology
  • MSc in Orthopaedic Science
  • MSc in Motion Analysist

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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