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Dr. Stephen Murphy

Assistant Professor (Trinity Business School)


Stephen graduated with a PhD in Marketing from the University of Limerick. He taught critical perspectives on marketing and consumer behaviour at the University of Essex between 2016 and 2020. Stephen's research mostly extends sociological and anthropological approaches to study outsider groups within the setting of consumer culture. His research interests include: conspiracy theories, creativity boredom, NFTs and motorcycling. He has published research on these themes in Marketing Theory, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Association of Consumer Research and Industrial Marketing Management. Stephen's research has also featured in popular outlets such as The Irish Times, RTE, The BBC, The Sunday Business Post, The Conversation and Snopes. Stephen is a member of the Consumer Culture Theory Consortium, Academy of Marketing and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. His research has received numerous awards at leading international conferences.
  Conspiracy Theory   Consumer Behavior   Consumer behaviour, society   Marketing
 The Rise of Conspiracy Theories in Britain
 Housing in Ireland
 Mundane Emotions: Losing Yourself in Boredom, Time, and Technology

Details Date
External Examiner University of Bath
External Research Supervisor University of Essex
Reviewer for Consumer Culture Theory Conference
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Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy 2017
Consumer Culture Theory Consortium 2016
Academy of Marketing
Cirella, S. & Murphy, S., Exploring intermediary practices of collaboration in university- industry innovation: A practice theory approach, Creativity and Innovation Management , 2022, p1 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Murphy, S, He's got the touch': Tracing the masculine regulation of the body schema in reciprocal relations between 'self-others-things', Marketing Theory , 1, 2022, p21 - 40, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Murphy, S, Assembling Embodiment: Body, Techniques and Things, Advances in Consumer Research , 48, 2020, p1112 - 1117, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Murphy, S., Patterson, M., O'Malley, L, Learning How: Body techniques and the consumption of experience, Marketing Theory , 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Leary, K., Murphy, S., Moving beyond Goffman: The performativity of anonymity on social networking sites, European Journal of Marketing, 2018, p83-107 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Dwyer, M., O'Malley, L., Murphy, S., & McNally, R. C, Insights into the creation of a successful MNE innovation cluster, Competitiveness Review, 2015, p288-309 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Malley, L., O'Dwyer, M., McNally, R. C., and Murphy, S, Identity, collaboration and radical innovation: The role of dual organisation identification, Industrial Marketing Management, 2014, p1335-1342 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Murphy, S. and M Patterson, Elucidating a Theory of Practice for Consumer Research, European Advances in Consumer Research Conference, 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Murphy, S. and M. Patterson, Motorcycling Edgework: A Practice Theory Perspective, Journal of Marketing Management, 2011, p1322-1340 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text


Award Date
TBS Excellence in Teaching Award 2021
Performance Excellence Award 2022