Cork University Hospital
Emergency Medicine

Prof Adrian Murphy

Consultant in Emergency Medicine


Prof Adrian Murphy

MB, BCh, BAO, BMedSci, Diploma in Forensic and Legal Medicine, MRCS, FFSEM, FRCEM, PhD.

Professor Adrian Murphy graduated in medicine from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland in 2003. Professor Murphy initially completed the Royal College of Surgeons basic surgical training scheme and subsequently undertook higher specialist training in emergency medicine, at various teaching hospitals throughout Ireland. He was conferred with a PhD from University College Dublin in 2015, for research focused on prehospital acute pain management in children.

Professor Murphy’s research catalyzed the introduction of intranasal fentanyl for use in prehospital clinical practice by advanced paramedics in Ireland. Through his research, Professor Murphy has also led on the academic development of the first suite of key performance indicators for prehospital care in Ireland, with funding from the Prehospital Emergency Care Council. Professor Murphy has completed sub-specialist training in prehospital care through a Fellowship in Prehospital Emergency Medicine with London’s Air Ambulance, at the Royal London Hospital, England. 

Professor Murphy is based in Cork with both clinical and academic commitments. Professor Murphy is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Cork University Hospital, Clinical Lead for Organ Donation in the South/South-West Hospital Group, and Regional Medical Advisor (South) to the National Ambulance Service. He is also a Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine at UCC. He is the Program Director for Paramedical Studies in UCC, as the academic partner to our National Ambulance Service. Professor Murphy is also the Program Director for Security and Defence Medicine in UCC.

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