Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Kylie Murphy

Dr Kylie Murphy

PhD BAppSci(PsychHons) BEd(Secondary)

Dr Kylie Murphy's background includes school teaching and preventative community health research. She is interested in pragmatic health research, particularly collaborative evaluations with health and community services, aimed at maximising health and wellbeing in regional communities.

Positions and Roles
  • School Honours Coordinator

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Teaching

For over two decades Kylie has worked in teaching roles in schools, community-based programs, teacher development roles, and universities. Kylie's PhD research involved the development of a relationship education program for adolescents. In recent years, Kylie has been pursuing excellence in research-literacy pedagogy. She is passionate about the need to ensure health professionals of the future have the knowledge and skills to locate, understand, critically filter, and appropriately apply research findings in their practice.  She also enjoys mentoring School of Community Health Honours students as potential health researchers of the future.

Subjects Delivered
  • HIP202 Research for Health Practice
  • HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation
  • HLT441 Health Honours Research Preparation
  • HLT505 Research Methods for Health Sciences A
Innovations in Teaching

Kylie is currently playing a lead role in a U!magine Online Learning Model  e-assessment pilot project.

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Research and Publications

Kylie's past research has focused on relationship education to prevent chronic partner abuse and family violence. Kylie is currently pursuing collaborative research with local health and community services, aimed at maximising health and wellbeing in rural and regional communities

List of Publications
  • Gardam, A. & Murphy, K. (2015). Final report: Allied Health Assistant Care Coordination Service (Gateway Health).Workforce Innovation Grants Program 2013-14. Melbourne: Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Hulme-Chambers, A., Murphy, K., & Kolbe, A. (2015). Designs and methods used in published Australian health promotion evaluations 1992-2011. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
  • Murphy, K., Stockton, D., Kolbe, A. Hulme-Chambers, A., & Smythe, G. (2015). Building research capacity in a regional Australian health service: A management strategy analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management.
  • Murphy, K. (2013). Partner abuse prevention education: An integrative approach to program development and evaluation. Partner Abuse, 4(2), 255-273.
  • Murphy, K. (Oct, 2012). What is inclusive teaching, and why is it important?
  • Murphy, K. (Aug, 2012). A scientific take on teaching improvement.
  • Murphy, K., Smith, D., & Xenos, S. (2012). Tendency to Resist or End Abusive Dynamics (TREAD): A promising change-target for partner abuse prevention with adolescents. Journal of Family Violence, 27(5), 345–356.
  • Murphy, K. (2011a). Girls at risk of chronic partner abuse: Assertive tendency, warning signs, risk sensitivity, and self-confidence. Journal of Relationships Research, 2, 33-42.
  • Murphy, K. (2011b). Navigating healthy relationships: A skills-based empowerment approach to relationships education. In G. Dodd (Ed.), Proceedings of the 27th ACHPER International Conference (pp. 282-292). Adelaide, South Australia: Australian Council for Health and Physical Education Research.
  • Murphy, K. (2011c). Skilling adolescent girls to resist abusive relationship dynamics: A pilot program evaluation. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 28(2), 116-132.
  • Murphy, K. & Smith, D. (2010a). Adolescent girls' responses to warning signs of abuse in romantic relationships: Implications for youth-targeted relationship abuse prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(4), 626-647.
  • Murphy, K. & Smith, D. (2010b). Before they're victims: Rethinking youth-targeted relationship abuse prevention. Australian Psychologist, 45(1), 38-49.
  • Murphy, K. (2009a). Safe in Romantic Relationships project: Stage One survey results. Report distributed to VicHealth's Partners in Prevention network. Melbourne, Victoria: RMIT University.
  • Murphy, K. (2009b). Safe at Heart: An empowerment approach to relationship abuse prevention. In Z. Hazelwood (Ed.), Connecting Research and Practice in Relationships: Conference Proceedings (pp. 28-34). Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Murphy, K. & Smith, D. (2007). Adolescent girls' exposure and responses to warning signs of abuse in intimate relationships. Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Conference (pp. 87-93). Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Psychological Society.
Conference Presentations
  • Murphy, K. (October, 2011). Use of the TREAD scale with young people at risk of abuse in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the 46th Australian Psychological Society's Annual Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra.
  • Murphy, K. (April, 2011). Navigating healthy relationships: A skills-based empowerment approach to universal relationships education. Workshop conducted at the 27th ACHPER International Conference, Adelaide.
  • Murphy, K. (Nov, 2010). Objectives in partner abuse prevention education: Which really matter? Paper presented at the 2010 Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Conference, Brisbane.
  • Murphy, K. (Aug, 2010). Maximising the effectiveness of respectful relationships education with adolescents. Invited paper, University of Melbourne's Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Adolescent Health Conference, Shepparton.
  • Murphy, K. (July, 2010). Adolescent girls' real-time responses to partner abuse prevention training: Risk-sensitivity, perceived self-agency, and victim-blaming. Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne.
  • Murphy, K. (July, 2010). Efficacy of skills-training for increasing adolescent girls' propensity to resist abusive couple dynamics. Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne.
  • Murphy, K. (Nov, 2009). Safe at Heart: An empowerment approach to relationship abuse prevention. Workshop conducted at the 2009 Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Conference, Brisbane.
  • Murphy, K. (Sept, 2009). Respectful relationships education: Advancing best practice in the prevention of violence against women. Paper presented at National Conference of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), Melbourne.
  • Murphy, K. (Dec, 2008). Developing a victimisation prevention program for young women in romantic relationships: Project rationale and preliminary findings. Paper presented at the 2008 Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Conference, Melbourne.
  • Murphy, K. & Smith, D. (Nov, 2007). Adolescent girls' exposure and responses to warning signs of abuse in intimate relationships. Paper presented at the 2007 Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Conference, Melbourne.

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Community Engagement

Kylie is engaged in collaborative research with local health and community services, aimed at maximising health and wellbeing in rural and regional communities. Kylie is an active member of the Albury Wodonga Collaborative Health Research Committee.

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