Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray

Dr Jennifer Murray AFBPsP, CPsychol, FHEA, PgC, PhD, BSc(Hons) First Class

Lecturer

Biography

I am an Associate Fellow of and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, and a member of their Health and Forensic Divisions. I am an active researcher in the areas of forensic psychology and applied health research, with an overarching theme of decision science pulling these two areas together. I am passionate about developing useful, theoretically sound interventions and outputs from my research. I collaborate across multidisciplinary teams, also working closely with and involving patient groups, clinicians/practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to make my research as applicable to ‘real practice’ as possible.

In my forensic psychology work, my main research interests lie in clinician decision making in risk assessment (violence, suicide and policy). I am keen to explore feasibility in risk assessment practices and decision making processes and biases, and have published extensively in this latter area. I am trained in the HCR-20v3 (and the older version 2), the PRISM, and the SAPROF.

In my applied health research, I have worked in person-centered care, outcome measurement, and intervention development using novel techniques. The key focus is on developing clinically useful research which can be translated to or adopted into day to day practice.

If you would like to contact me about working together, speaking at an event, or about potential PhD supervision opportunities, please email me at J.Murray2@napier.ac.uk.

Please note, the 'Projects' tab on this profile page is automatically populated from an incomplete database. For a full and accurate list of my funded research projects, please visit my ORCID page: ID number = 0000-0002-1076-3461

Research Groups

Themes

Esteem

Reviewing

  • Expert reviewer for Dancey & Reidy: Statistics Without Maths for Psychology (Edition 2), Pearson Education
  • Reviewer on a number of Health and Psychology Journals
  • Grant Reviewer for Kidney Research UK

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Glasgow Caledonian University 5th Annual Celebration of Research Poster Presentation Second Prize
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • BPS Scotland Poster Presentation First Prize
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Psy-PAG Domestic Conference Award

 

Seminar/talk

  • Murray, J. (2014). Psychology: The study of mind, bran and behaviour. School Student Workshop, Edinburgh Napier University, January 15th.
  • Murray, J. (2013). Becoming a ‘research psychologist’. Edinburgh Napier Psychology Society’s Careers Event. Edinburgh Napier University, November 21.
  • Murray, J. (2014). Psychology: The study of mind, bran and behaviour. As Seen on TV?! Edinburgh Napier University, April 24th.
  • Murray, J., & Carruthers, L. (2015). Psychology: The study of mind, brain and behaviour. High Fliers, Edinburgh Napier University, June 17th.
  • Murray, J. (2013). Psychology: The study of mind, bran and behaviour. High Flyers Workshop, Edinburgh Napier University, June 17th.
  • Murray, J., & Paterson, C. (2015). Psychology: The study of mind, brain and behaviour. Lift Off to Success, Edinburgh Napier University, July 29th.
  • Charles, K. E., MacLean, R., Murray, J., Willis, A., & Dickson, A. (2013). Psychology: The study of mind, brain and behaviour. STEM Workshop, Edinburgh Napier University, June 12.
  • Murray, J., & Paterson, C. (2015). Psychology: The study of mind, brain and behaviour. Lift Off to Success, Edinburgh Napier University, July 8th.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Murray, J. (2014). Can a theory-informed interactive animation increase intentions to engage in physical activity in young people with asthma? Edinburgh Napier University SLSSS Seminar Series. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, October 15.
  • Murray, J. (2013). Does the curriculum for excellence support students’ aspirations, inspirations and motivations to attend university in the future? A workshop with students and teachers. St Margaret’s Academy, Livingstone, June 10.
  • Murray, J. (2013). CfE from a Higher Education Perspective. HEA Event: CfE and tackling transition in Psychology. Edinburgh Napier University, December 18.
  • Murray, J., & Essenta. (2016). The Psychology of Productivity & Motivation at Work. Brighter Brains at Work, Danish UK Chamber of Commerce and Scandinavian Business Seating, London, September 8th.
  • Murray, J. (2015). Assessing suicide risk: A person centred approach. International Crisis & Person Centred Care – National & International Perspectives. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, April 13th.
  • Murray, J. (2015). Using a decision science approach in violence risk assessment: Theoretical and practical applications. Liverpool John Moore’s University, January 14. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eWhnNT17qM
  • Murray, J. (2013). Identifying Links between the Curriculum for Excellence and transition to University: Exploring Motivations, Inspirations and Aspirations. An Infographic highlighting key findings of a workshop session funded by the HEA. August 2013.
  • Murray, J. (2012). Decision making: Applying the research findings to practice. Division of Occupational Psychology Scotland Informal Research/Practice Event, Glasgow, October 26.
  • Murray, J. (2010). Examining Judgmental Bias in Violence Risk Assessment. Psychology Department Monthly Postgraduate Meeting, University of Stirling, April 27.
  • Murray, J. (2011). Examining Judgemental Bias in Violence Risk Assessment. School of Health and Social Sciences Departmental Seminar, Napier University, January 27.
  • Murray, J., Todoran, A., Williams, B., & Hoskins, G. (2015). Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma. Teaching/Research Meetings. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Septembe
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2011). Measuring the Impact of AHP Activity: The Development of the EQuiPP. Allied Health Professions Leadership Programme, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, SAC Ayr, January 20.
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2010). Measuring the Impact of AHP Activity: The Development of the EQuiPP. Allied Health Professions Leadership Programme, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, SAC Ayr, December 2.
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2015). How to Measure the Impact of AHP Activity? The development of the Framework for Measuring Impact and evaluating person centred care. Edinburgh Napier University SLSSS Seminar Series. Edinburgh Napier University, Edin
  • Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., & Todoran, A. (2016). Embedding theory into complex visual interventions: Using an asthma and physical activity animation as an exemplar. Research in Progress Seminars, Edinburgh Napier University, February 23rd.
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2016). Measuring person centred care across the Allied Health Professions: Assessing the validity, reliability and feasibility of the CARE Measure. School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care Research Seminars. Edinburgh N
  • Murray, J. & Duncan, E. A. S. (2012). Using the Framework for Measuring Impact to Create Evidence in Clinical Practice. Creating Evidence through Your Practice Training, King’s Cross Hospital, Dundee, October 22.
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2010). Measuring the Impact of AHP Activity: The Development of the EQuiPP. Allied Health Professions Leadership Programme, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, SAC Ayr, November 4.
  • Duncan, E. A. S., & Murray, J. (2012). The Development of the Framework for Measuring Impact and CARE Measure websites. Scottish Government, May 24.
  • Duncan, E. A. S., & Murray, J. (2012). Formal Launch of the Framework for Measuring Impact and CARE Measure Websites. Facilitator at promotional conference stall at Allied Health Professions Conference 2012: AHP’s as Agents of Change, Murrayfield Stadium,
  • Duncan, E. A. S. & Murray, J. (2012). Using the Framework for Measuring Impact and the CARE Measure in Clinical Practice. The State Hospital, October 22.
  • Hanson, R., Walsh, N., & Murray, J. (2016). Helping the ones who love: The importance of empathy towards those living with a suicidal loved one. Festival of Empathy, Edinburgh, June 18.
  • Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2010). Identifying the Facilitators and Barriers to Routine Outcome Measurement for Allied Health Professionals. Health and Social Research Group Meeting, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, September 30.

 

Conference Activity

  • Murray, J. (2016). Investigating secondary school students' motivations for applying to university using Q-Methodology. Poster presented at Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, January 7.
  • Murray, J. (2008). The Influence of Internal versus External Attributions of Crime Causality: A Comparison between Experts, Novices and Laypeople. Paper presented at the Division of Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Glasgow, September 18. (Additionally recorded and used as a podcast student resource on the GCU Psychology module ILC PSYP102).
  • Murray, J. (2010). Examining Judgmental Bias in Violence Risk Assessment. Paper presented at the Department of Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Glasgow, June 10.
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2008). The influence of Internal versus External Attributions of Crime Causality: A Comparison Between Experts, Novices and Laypeople. Poster presented at the BPS Scotland Annual Conference, Clydebank, November 21-22 (First Prize).
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2008). The Effects of Academic Experience on the Presence of Cognitive Overload in an Audio-Visual Memory Task. Poster presented at the BPS Cognitive Section Conference, Southampton, September 8-10.
  • Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., & Charles, K. E. (2010). Biased Risk Assessment: Are Clinicians Really as Biased in Their Judgements of Violence Risk as Lay-People? Paper presented at Division of Forensic Psychology Conference 2010, Kent, June 22-25.
  • Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., Charles, K. E., Judge, J. (2016). A mixed methods evaluation of the impact of attribution effects on written psychological evaluations of violence risk. Paper presented at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Fordham University, New York, June 20-24. Presented at two separate sessions.
  • Murray, J., Shaw, M., & Willis, A. (2016). Demonstrating the links between psychology and biology: The practical use of Biopac in undergraduate psychology teaching. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, January 7.
  • Murray, J., & Duffy, A. (2015). How can we smooth transitions across school, Further and Higher Education? A study of students’ aspirations, inspirations, and motivations across educational settings. Poster presented at The Teaching Fellows’ Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, January 6.
  • Murray, J. & Dhami, M. K. (2013). Benefits and drawbacks of violent extremism: The perception of male youths. Paper presented at The European Association of Psychology and Law 2013, Coventry University, Coventry, September 3-6.
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2009). Influencing Expert Judgment: Attributions of Crime Causality. Poster presented at Forging the Future: A Showcase of Innovation, Developments and Research in Scotland’s Forensic Mental Health Services, Clydebank, November 30.
  • Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2012). Male Youth Perceptions of the Benefits and Drawbacks of Violent Extremism. Paper presented at International Academy of Investigative Psychology: the Behavioural Analysis of Crime and Investigations 14th International Conference, London Southbank University, London, December 5-7.
  • Curley, L., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2016). Is the jury still out? The decision making strategies of jurors. A quantitative analysis of decision making, personality, and evidence. Poster presented at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Fordham University, New York, June 20-24.
  • Curley, L., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2015). Is the jury still out? The decision making strategies of jurors. A quantitative analysis of decision making, personality, and evidence. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, 26 March.
  • Curley, L., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2015). The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition in a forensic setting. Poster presented at The European Association of Psychology and Law. Arts & Crafts Museum, Nuremberg, Germany, August 4-7.
  • Curley, L., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2016). Is the jury still out? The decision making strategies of jurors. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, April 6.
  • Hanson, R., Dickson, A., Murray, J., Karatzias, T., & O’Connor, R. (2016). Exploring the lived experience of Suicidality: Challenging and support needs of loved ones. Scottish Mental Health Nursing Conference. Abertay University, Dundee, April 6.
  • Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Murray, J., Skar, S., McGhee, J. Gauld, D., Brown, G., Treweek, S., Sniehotta, F., Cameron, L., Sheikh, A., & Hagen, S. (2016). Developing an animation to increase physical engagement in young people with asthma. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, April 6-8.
  • Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Murray, J. Skar, S., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., Brown, G., Treweek, S., Sniehotta, F., Cameron, L., Sheikh, A., & Hagen, S. (2014). Can a theory-informed interactive animation increase intentions to engage in physical activity in young people with asthma? British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, London, 3-5 December.
  • Renfrew, L., Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2012). Capturing Person Centered Care Using the CARE Measure with AHPs in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Poster presented at NHSScotalnd Event, SECC, Glasgow, June 21-22.
  • Renfrew, L., Murray, J., & Duncan, E. A. S. (2012). Capturing Person Centered Care Using the CARE Measure with AHPs in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Invited poster presented at Allied Health Professions Conference 2012: AHP’s as Agents of Change, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, September 5.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., Kerridge, J., Murray, J., MacLean, R. (2014) Performance on a tablet-based visual-spatial-motor task is compromised in adults and children with dyslexia: implications for the development of a novel screening tool. Poster presented at Dyslexia Guild Annual Summer Conference, Lincoln, 19 June.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., Kerridge, J., Murray, J., MacLean, R. (2014) Performance on a tablet-based visual-spatial-motor task is compromised in adults and children with dyslexia: implications for the development of a novel screening tool. Paper presented at BPS Educational Psychology Section Annual Conference Learning and Teaching in a Changing Educational Context, Milton Keynes, 7-9 November.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., Kerridge, J., Murray, J., MacLean, R. (2014). Visuo-motor integration in dyslexia: the development of a novel screening tool. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, 3 April.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., Kerridge, J., Murray, J., MacLean, R. (2015). Novel visual-spatial-motor task as a potential screening tool for dyslexia. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, March 26.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Kerridge, J. M. (2015). Visual-Spatial-Motor integration in a cross-section of primary aged children: Implications for assessing risk of dyslexia. Poster presented at European Conference of Visual Perception (ECVP). University of Liverpool, Liverpool, August 23-27.
  • Piotrowska, B., Kerridge, J., Murray, J., Willis, A., & MacLean, R. (2016). Visuo-motor integration in dyslexia. The development of a novel screening tool. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, 6 April.
  • Nyamse, V., Charissis, V., Moore, D., Parker, C, & Murray, J. (2012). Using Sound in a Computerized Anatomy Educational Tool: A Case for Using Educational Psychology Based Design Method. Paper presented at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 2012, Royal Veterinary College, London, December 17-19.
  • McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., & Rowat, A. (2016). Suicide risk assessment: Developing a clinically meaningful and feasible suicide risk assessment measure for use in emergency admissions wards. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, April 6.
  • McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., & Rowat, A. (2016). Developing a clinically meaningful and feasible suicide risk assessment measure for use in emergency settings. Paper presented at European Health Psychology Society/Division of Health Psychology: Behaviour Change: Making an Impact on Health and Health Services. University of Aberdeen, August 23-27.
  • McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., & Rowat, A. (2015). Suicide risk assessment: Developing a clinically meaningful and feasible suicide risk assessment measure for use in emergency admissions wards. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Postgraduate Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, March 26.
  • McParland, J., Knussen, C., & Murray, J. (2016). The effects of a recalled injustice on the experience of acute pain. Poster presented at European Health Psychology Society/Division of Health Psychology: Behaviour Change: Making an Impact on Health and Health services. University of Aberdeen, August 23-27.
  • McLaughlin, J., Murray, J., Brown, L., & Riby, L.M. (2008). Neuro-Imaging Memory and Emotion: Event-Related Potential (ERP) Investigations of the Glucose Facilitation Effect. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin, April 2-4.
  • Murray, J. (2017). Applying a Decision Science approach in violence and suicide risk assessment. Power, Policy, and Practice. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, February 24.
  • Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., Murray, J., Kerridge, J., & MacLean, R. (2017). Visual aspects of developmental dyslexia: implications for assessing the risk. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science. Vienna, March 23-25.
  • Murray, J., Nedel Duarte, L., Carruthers, L., Chouliara, Z., Thomson, M. E. (2017). Keeping focus: Using eye-tracking to identify decisional-style and risk cues used in suicide risk assessment. Paper presented at International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Split, Croatia, June 13-15.
  • Murray, J., & Jeffrey, G. (2015). Using ‘Brief Encounters’ to build staff morale and share knowledge and practice. Paper presented at The Teaching Fellows’ Conference. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, January 6.
  • Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., Brown, G., Treweek, S., Sniehotta, F., Cameron, L., Sheikh, A., Hagen, S. (2014). Can a theory-informed interactive animation increase intentions to engage in physical activity in young people with asthma? Invited Paper presented at Human Computer Interaction International 2014, Creta Maris, Crete, Greece, June 22-26. [also session chair].
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2009). Justice-Vengeance Motivations in Sentencing Recommendations. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Celebration of Research at Caledonian: Realising the Potential of Researchers in Scotland, Glasgow, June 12.
  • Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2009). Influencing Expert Judgment: Attributions of Crime Causality. Paper presented at SPUDM 22 (Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making), Rovereto, August 23-27.
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2009). The Influence of Internal versus External Attributions of Crime Causality: A Comparison between Experts, Semi-Experts and Laypeople. Poster presented at the Plymouth Postgraduate Symposium: Building Bridges in Social Science Research, Plymouth, May 15.
  • Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., & Brown, G. (2013). Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma. Invited Paper presented at Human Computer Interaction International 2013, Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-26.
  • Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2010). The Complexities of Expert Judgement across Violence Risk Assessment: From Judgement to Communication. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Celebration of Research at Caledonian, Glasgow, June 11 (Second Prize).

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Committee member for COLLA 2016: The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications
  • Disclosure Scotland Protection Services Advisory and Stakeholder Group
  • Honorary Scientific Board of the International Health and Medicine Conference
  • Senior Scientific Advisor for Essenta.dk
  • SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network

 

Editorial Activity

  • Senior Editor, Europe's Journal of Psychology

 

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • External Supervisor for Mr Victor Nyamse, PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University