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Paula Murphy

Arts Education & Movement

Name: Paula Murphy
Department: Arts Education & Movement
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2077
Email Address: paula.m.murphy@dcu.ie
Room: F227
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Paula Murphy has worked as a lecturer in Drama Education at St. Patrick's College since 1999. She currently lectures on undergraduate, postgraduate and in-service programmes in Drama and Education at the School of Arts Education and Movement, DCU. She previously worked as a primary school teacher and as Education Officer for TEAM Educational Theatre Company. She is co-author of Discovering Drama: Theory and Practice for the Primary School (Gill & MacMillan, 2006) and was one of the founding members of ADEI (Association for Drama in Education in Ireland).

Paula is a qualified movement educator and therapist, and her research focuses on the role of embodiment in the context of teacher education and arts education. Between 2012 and 2016 she studied with Joan Davis at the Gorse Hill centre in Greystones and was recently awarded a Diploma in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy (ISMETA approved - International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). 

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