Dr Fionnuala Murphy

Interests

My research focuses on how cognition and emotion interact - in healthy individuals, in individuals that suffer from mood disorders, and in brain-injured individuals. Executive control over neutral and emotional materials has featured prominently in this work.

Current work focuses on how affective and motivational processes are compromised in individuals with brain injury. It is our belief that a better understanding of these factors and their relationship to the management of day to day goals and executive impairments will ultimately inform rehabilitation efforts.

Research Focus

Keywords

emotion

executive function

attention

brain injury

rehabilitation

Clinical conditions

Bipolar disorder

Cognitive impairment

Depressive disorders

Stroke

Traumatic brain injury

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Phil Barnard

Emily Holmes

Tom Manly

Cristina Ramponi

Elisabeth von dem Hagen

United Kingdom

Andrew Bateman Web: http://www.ozc.nhs.uk

Linda Clare Web: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychol...

Barney Dunn Web: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk

Fergus Gracey Web: http://www.ozc.nhs.uk

International

Maria Teresa Carthery-Goulart

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2014

    Murphy FC, Bishop DVM, Sigala N (2014), “Women scientists in psychology - time for action” Psychologist 27(12): 918-922

    2013

    Murphy F, Macpherson K, Jeyabalasingham T, Manly T, Dunn B (2013), “Modulating mind-wandering in dysphoria.” Front Psychol 4:888 Details

    2012

    Manly T, Murphy FC (2012), “Rehabilitation of executive function and social cognition impairments after brain injury.” Curr Opin Neurol 25(6):656-61 Details

    Manly T., Murphy, FC (2012), “Rehabilitation of executive function and social cognition impairments after brain injury” Current Opinion in Neurology 25(6): 656-661

    Murphy FC, Ewbank MP, Calder AJ (2012), “Emotion and personality factors influence the neural response to emotional stimuli.” Behav Brain Sci 35(3):156-7 Details

    Murphy FC, Michael A, Sahakian BJ (2012), “Emotion modulates cognitive flexibility in patients with major depression.” Psychol Med 42(7):1373-82 Details

    2011

    Barnard PJ, Murphy FC, Carthery-Goulart MT, Ramponi C, Clare L (2011), “Exploring the basis and boundary conditions of SenseCam-facilitated recollection.” Memory 19(7):758-67 Details

    Croucher CJ, Calder AJ, Ramponi C, Barnard PJ, Murphy FC (2011), “Disgust enhances the recollection of negative emotional images.” PLoS One 6(11):e26571 Details

    Murphy FC, Barnard PJ, Terry KA, Carthery-Goulart MT, Holmes EA (2011), “SenseCam, imagery and bias in memory for wellbeing.” Memory 19(7):768-77 Details

    2010

    Murphy FC, Hill EL, Ramponi C, Calder AJ, Barnard PJ (2010), “Paying attention to emotional images with impact.” Emotion 10(5):605-14 Details

    Ramponi C, Murphy FC, Calder AJ, Barnard PJ (2010), “Recognition memory for pictorial material in subclinical depression.” Acta Psychol (Amst) 135(3):293-301 Details

    2009

    Murphy FC, Wilde G, Ogden N, Barnard PJ, Calder AJ (2009), “Assessing the automaticity of moral processing: efficient coding of moral information during narrative comprehension.” Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester) 62(1):41-9 Details

    2004

    Lawrence AD, Murphy FC & Calder AJ (2004), “Dissociating fear and disgust: implications for the structure of emotions” Cognition, Emotion, and Psychopathology: Theoretical, Empirical and Clinical Directions In J Yiend (Ed.) , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 149–171

    2003

    Murphy FC, Michael A, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2003), “Neuropsychological impairment in patients with major depressive disorder: the effects of feedback on task performance.” Psychol Med 33(3):455-67 Details

    Murphy FC, Nimmo-Smith I, Lawrence AD (2003), “Functional neuroanatomy of emotions: a meta-analysis.” Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 3(3):207-33 Details

    2002

    Hutton SB, Murphy FC, Joyce EM, Rogers RD, Cuthbert I, Barnes TRE, McKenna PJ, Sahakian BJ, & Robbins TW (2002), “Decision making deficits in patients with first-episode and chronic schizophrenia” Schizophrenia Research 55: 249-257

    Murphy FC, Smith KA, Cowen PJ, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2002), “The effects of tryptophan depletion on cognitive and affective processing in healthy volunteers.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 163(1):42-53 Details

    2001

    Murphy FC, Rubinsztein JS, Michael A, Rogers RD, Robbins TW, Paykel ES, Sahakian BJ (2001), “Decision-making cognition in mania and depression.” Psychol Med 31(4):679-93 Details

    Murphy FC, Sahakian BJ (2001), “Neuropsychology of bipolar disorder.” Br J Psychiatry Suppl 41:s120-7 Details

    1999

    Murphy FC, Sahakian BJ, Rubinsztein JS, Michael A, Rogers RD, Robbins TW, Paykel ES (1999), “Emotional bias and inhibitory control processes in mania and depression.” Psychol Med 29(6):1307-21 Details

    1998

    Murphy FC, Klein RM (1998), “The effects of nicotine on spatial and non-spatial expectancies in a covert orienting task.” Neuropsychologia 36(11):1103-14 Details

    Murphy FC, Sahakian BJ & O'Carroll RE (1998), “Cognitive impairment in depression: psychological models and clinical issues” New Models for Depression, Adv Biol Psychiatry In D Ebert & KP Ebmeier (Eds) 19, Basel: Karger, pp. 1–33