Head of Research, Combat Stress, Surrey, England

Dr. Murphy gained his first degree, an MA in psychology from Glasgow University, in 2003.  He then joined King’s College London as part of the team that established the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) and setup an ongoing UK military study following the 2003 Iraq War.  Dr. Murphy earned his doctorate at KCL exploring vaccinations and medically unexplained symptoms in military personnel in 2010.  He then trained as a Clinical Psychologist and completed his clinical doctorate at Royal Holloway University in 2013.  In 2013, he joined Combat Stress, (a national Veterans mental health charity in the UK), where he established, and now leads, a research department specializing in Veterans’ mental health.  The Combat Stress research department is co-located within the KCMHR, where Dominic continues to be a member.  Dr. Murphy is part of the Five Eyes Veterans Mental Health Consortium, and a Director and Trustee for the Forces in Mind Trust. He also works on NATO research task groups and has been a special editor for a number of journals and is a member of several international military mental health research consortiums and scientific advisory boards.  In 2019, he was elected the President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) and onto the executive board of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).  Dr. Murphy has specialized clinically and academically within the field of PTSD and military mental health, and is widely published with over 130 articles to date. Currently, Dr. Murphy is leading a number of clinical trials. These include: an RCT exploring the efficacy of a novel modular treatment for Complex PTSD, an RCT exploring the impact of an App to reduce drinking in Veterans with a dual diagnosis, and a feasibility trial to develop and new intervention to treat Moral Injury.

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