Professor Philip Murphy

PositionConsultant Microbiologist Tallaght University Hospital
Clinical Professor, Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin
SpecialityClinical Microbiology
Contact DetailsEmail: Phone: 01-414-3919
Philip Murphy is a consultant microbiologist at Tallaght University Hospital. He has a particular interest in the molecular diagnosis of microbial pathogens especially chronic lung infections such as cystic fibrosis and is currently involved in research of the paediatric lung microbiome.

Subspecialty interest

Laboratory management, clinical consultations and Infection prevention and control.
Molecular diagnostics
Research: 115 peer reviewed PMID publications, 1,263 citations, most recently in chronic lung microbiome and respiratory pathogens in biofilm


B.Sc., University of Salford, UK 1974
M.Sc., University of Salford, UK 1976
M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., University College Dublin 1981
M.D., University College Dublin 1990
Fellow Royal College of Pathologists 1998
Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2004


Consultant Microbiologist and Director of the Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Belfast City Hospital 1990-1998
Consultant Microbiologist Tallaght University Hospital 1998 to date
Clinical Professor, Clinical Microbiology Trinity College Dublin 2006 to date
Clinical Director of laboratory medicine 4 years and Clinical director of Diagnostics Directorate 2 years.


President of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists, 4 years
Head of Department of Clinical Microbiology, Tallaght University Hospital 1998-2012
Member of the Medical and scientific committee of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Chair of its Infection Control subcommittee, 2000 to date
Special life time recognition award of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, 2014
Researchgate most read published author in Tallaght University Hospital, (46 per week), September 2015