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Rachael Murray

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

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  • 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. She has since achieved a Masters degree in Health Care Policy and Management and is now an Associate Professor of Health Policy.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Tobacco control policy, health inequalities and disadvantage

Teaching Summary

Dr Murray jointly convenes and teaches on the specialist Masters-level tobacco control module administered by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies 'Tobacco Control Interventions', and the… read more

Research Summary

Rachael Murray's current areas of general research interest are smoking and disadvantage, as well as tobacco control policy development. She is the Chief Investigator on a research project funded by… read more

Selected Publications

  • Murray RL, Callister M, Britton J, Brain K, McCutchan G, Quaife S, Crosbie P, Neal R, Lewis S, Baldwim D, Parrott S, Wu Q. (2018). Yorkshire Cancer Research. The effect of adding a personalised smoking cessation intervention to a lung cancer screening programme (The Yorkshire Enhanced Stop Smoking study, YESS). (£917,978.78)
  • Taylor A, Aveyard P, Creanor S, Greaves C, Green C, Hayward C, Murray R, Preece D, Thompson T, Ussher M. (2016). NIHR HTA. A Multi-centered Trial of physical Activity assisted Reduction of Smoking (TARS) (£1,821,614).
  • Murray RL, Britton J, Lewis S, Bains M. (2015). NIHR. Preventing relapse to smoking in patients temporarily abstinent in the secondary care setting (£298,000).
  • 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 the specialist Masters-level tobacco control module administered by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies 'Tobacco Control Interventions', and the Dissertation' module. She also jointly convenes and teaches on the 'Health Care Systems and Management module in conjunction with the Business School at the University of Nottingham.

Current Research

Rachael Murray's current areas of general research interest are smoking and disadvantage, as well as tobacco control policy development. She is the Chief Investigator on a research project funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research investigating the effectiveness of an enhanced personalised stop smoking intervention delivered to smokers attending for a lung health check in Leeds. She is also the site lead for an NIHR funded project investigating the use of physical activity for smoking reduction in smokers who do not currently want to quit.

Past Research

Rachael Murray's current areas of general research interest are smoking and disadvantage, as well as tobacco control policy development. Recent research projects include:

  • Delivery of systematic smoking cessation support in secondary care
  • Provision of smoking cessation support for smokers recently discharged from hospital
  • 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

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