Dr. Margaret Murphy is a Lecturer in Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland. Her doctoral thesis explored the experiences of couples in pregnancy following stillbirth and miscarriage using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. She was elected to the Executive Board of the International Stillbirth Alliance in September 2016 and elected Treasurer in September 2017. She also sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Stillbirth Alliance and as a Member of the Lancet Stillbirths in High-Income Countries Investigator Group and contributed Irish stillbirth data to The Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series 2016. She is a member of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group, INFANT Research Centre, Cork University Maternity Hospital. She is experienced in qualitative and qualitative research methodologies particularly Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.
Other research interests include breastfeeding education and support, teaching and learning in higher education and antenatal education. She is a Registered Midwife, Registered General Nurse, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has extensive senior clinical experience in all aspects of Midwifery, Neonatal Intensive Care and Adult Intensive Care.