Dr Phil Murphy


  • Admissions Tutor - geological sciences and geophysical sciences
  • Schools and colleges liaison

Research interests

I undertake research on the paleoenvironmental records preserved in the caves of northern England. I have also become particularly interested in trying to understand young peoples views on environemntal issues, especially around resource usage and responsibility.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD University of Leeds - Pleistocene climate records
  • PGCE Science Bradford College (QTS)
  • MSc Palynology - Univesrity of Sheffield
  • Bsc hons Geological Science - Aston University

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the National Association for Environmental Education

Student education

I teach on geological and environmental courses with an emphasis on first year modules and enabling the transition to University  learning. I also have a large fieldwork teaching commitment and supervise undergraduate dissertation projects across the school and faculty.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics