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Rachael Murray

Associate Professor in Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom C114 Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    Nottingham
    NG5 1PB
    UK
  • work0115 823 1389
  • fax0115 823 1337

Biography

Dr Rachael Murray achieved a 1st class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She then went on to complete her Master's in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA.

She joined the University of Nottingham in March 2004 as a Research Associate, completed her PhD fellowship funded by Cancer Research UK in June 2009, and was appointed as a lecturer in Health Policy & Promotion from August 2009.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Tobacco control policy, health inequalities and disadvantage

Teaching Summary

Dr Murray Jointly convenes and teaches on two specialist Master's-level tobacco control modules administered by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies . The first is 'Epidemiology of Tobacco Use… read more

Research Summary

Rachael Murray's current areas of general research interest are smoking and disadvantage, as well as tobacco control policy development. Her main research project involves running a trial that… read more

Selected Publications

  • Co-applicant and work stream lead on "Smoking: new approaches to cessation service delivery, prevention of passive smoke exposure in children, and healthcare cost estimation" NIHR programme grants for applied research (£2.1million)
  • Epidemiology and Public Health Postgraduate research student co-ordinator (applications)
  • Member of the Youth Board for the European Committee on Tobacco or Health conference 2011
  • Abstract reviewer, European Conference on Tobacco or Health 'Policy' track
  • Member of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco Europe Board (Treasurer) September 2010-September 2013
  • Member of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco Finance Committee
  • Programme Committee for 2011 SRNT Europe-Antalya

Dr Murray Jointly convenes and teaches on two specialist Master's-level tobacco control modules administered by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies . The first is 'Epidemiology of Tobacco Use and the Tobacco Industry', the second is 'Tobacco Control Interventions'

Current Research

Rachael Murray's current areas of general research interest are smoking and disadvantage, as well as tobacco control policy development. Her main research project involves running a trial that investigates smoking cessation interventions in secondary care. There was an initial audit of current smoking status recording and cessation support followed by a randomised controlled trial of systematic integration of smoking cessation support in secondary care.

Other research projects:

  • Assessment of tobacco dependence treatment internationally
  • Evaluation of a nationally disseminated self-help intervention for smoking cessation
  • Developing and assessing a mobile, community based smoking cessation service, for disadvantaged smokers

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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