Dr Michael Murphy

Clinical Reader

Undergraduate Medicine, School of Medicine

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Michael Murphy BA(Mod) MB BCh BAO MA MD FRCP FRCPath ARCM is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

He completed higher specialist training in clinical biochemistry in Dublin and Glasgow. In 2002 he joined the University of Dundee where he is Reader in Biochemical Medicine and Director of Admissions. He also co-ordinates the student-selected strand of the Dundee undergraduate curriculum.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, the official journal of British, Dutch and Japanese clinical biochemists. 2020 impact factor was 2.057. It is widely read, with more than 750,000 downloads annually in 2019 and 2020.  

He is lead author of two clinical biochemistry books, with combined sales/downloads of approximately 100,000. Clinical Biochemistry: An Illustrated Colour Text is available in ten languages.

He also posts on selected clinical biochemistry topics (@mjmbiochem).


Disability research: UKMED54 has used the record-linked datasets in the UKMED database to establish a comprehensive and contemporary picture of declared disability in medicine in the UK, as well as its associations and impact on academic performance.

Approximately 70 publications reflect a range of professional interests. These include insulin resistance in healthy children, reflex and reflective testing in laboratory medicine, and applying record-linkage methodology to specific clinical questions. Publications on student-selected components (SSCs) include the chapter on SSCs in the Oxford Textbook of Medical Education. MD thesis title: "Gender differences in insulin resistance in prepubertal British children".


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