Dr Craig MurraySenior Lecturer
I am a health psychologist, academic researcher, and qualitative methods specialist. My main research interests are identity, stigma, sexuality, and embodiment in relation to living with a chronic physical health condition, physical disability or visible difference. In particular, I research issues surrounding amputation and artificial limb use.
I also have an interest in mental health issues, particularly as they relate to spiritual or religious themes. Key areas include anomalous experiences, such as sense-of-presence bereavement experiences, out-of-body and near-death experiences, and psychological difficulties experienced by psychic practitioners (e.g., mediums) and their clients.
Qualitative Research Methods in Clinical and Health Psychology (especially Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, thematic analysis and Discourse Analysis)
Literature review methodology (particularly qualitative metasyntheses)
PhD Supervision Interests
I am willing to supervise self-funded PhD students or students who have such funding in place on the below topics. Potential applicants should contact me in the first instance. Qualitative analyses of topics related to health psychology or clinical psychology. In particular: Amputation, prosthesis use and phantom limb pain Experience of physical health complaints and related services