Professor Michael Murray
Michael Murray is Professor of Social and Health Psychology and Head of the School of Psychology at Keele University. He previously held positions at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College, London), the University of Ulster and, most recently, at Memorial University, Canada. He has published over 100 journal articles and chapters as well as six books on aspects of applied social and health psychology. He is particularly interested in social representation and narrative theory and in qualitative and participatory action research approaches. Michael has been involved in developing a number of collaborative ventures exploring innovative approaches to community health action through the arts and leads the NDA CALL-ME research project which is based at Keele. He is also external examiner for the MA programme in ‘Community and Participatory Arts’ at Staffordshire University and is a member of the editorial board of Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rahe) and several health psychology journals. See staff page.