Dr Murphy developed an interest in forensic psychology during his undergraduate studies at Middlesex University, and after completing an MSc in forensic psychology, he began working in medium and high secure forensic care with high risk violent psychiatric offenders in the United Kingdom. Anthony was offered a PhD scholarship with Middlesex University after developing a study to examine the experiences of parents who gain a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Following which, he went on to teach at the University of West London and King’s College London. Eventually moving to Middlesex University, Dubai where he grew his research and continued to teach across the undergraduate programme.
Dr Murphy moved to the University of Birmingham in September 2020 where he aims to contribute to a flourishing research culture and world class education.
His recent research aims to use the tools of psychology to improve policing, investigation, and outcomes for victims, specifically in relation to crimes against the person, focusing on rape, violence, and domestic abuse.