Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray

Dr, PhD, MSc, BA

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Overview

I am a Research Associate specialising in qualitative research and ethnographic methods. I work across multiple projects with the centre for Social Care and Society based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. I have represented the centre at divisional level and now co-chair Methods and Research in Service Settings seminars.

I collaborate with university researchers, health and social care professionals, third sector organisations and internationally with colleagues across South Asia on a Global Challenges Research Fund programme, the 'South Asia Self-Harm Initiative'.

My current research includes:

  • Leading a systematic review of the prevalence, risk factors, means and prevention of suicidal hanging in India
  • Building research capacity in social care and mental health
  • Exclusion from services during a mental health crisis
  • Support for litigants in person attending court without legal representation

Past research includes:

  • Ethnographic research on the prevention of drunkenness and violence in the UK night-time economy

Biography

I hold a Bachelor's in Business Management and Human Resources (2013), a Master's in Politics, Philosophy and Management (2016) and a PhD in Organisation Studies (2022).

Research interests

  • Mental health and social care
  • Socio-economic factors
  • Qualitative research
  • Ethnographic methods

Methodological knowledge

  • Qualitative research design
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Focus groups and interviews
  • Participant observation
  • Photographic and video-based elicitation

Other research

  • Organisation studies
  • Employment relations
  • Research epistemology

Qualifications

BA Business Management and Human Resources (2013)

MSc in Politics, Philosophy and Management (2016)

PhD in Organisation Studies (2022)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Reconceptualising work in the night time economy

Award Date: 24 Mar 2022

MSc Politics, Philosophy and Management

Award Date: 1 Nov 2016

BA Business Management and Human Resources

Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HM Sociology
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • JC Political theory
  • B Philosophy (General)

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