Ms Adrianna Murphy

Associate Professor

United Kingdom

My work is on health systems and implementation research, using mixed-methods. My particular interest is in the design and evaluation of health systems strategies to ensure sustained access to essential medicines for chronic illness in low-income and conflict-affected settings.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


I am module organiser for Conflict & Health and a tutor for MSc students. I also currently supervise three Research Degree students working on different aspects of health systems and access to care and medicines for chronic illness.


I currently hold a UKRI Future Research Leader Fellowship to study the health systems factors affecting implementation of fixed dose combination therapy for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This work is focused in Kenya and is a partnership with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, the Kenya Ministry of Health, and the Kenyan Cardiac Society.

Prior to the UKRI Fellowship, I completed a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to study the impact of health care and medicine costs on healthcare- seeking and risk of impoverishment among households with cardiovascular disease in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. I was also co-Investigator on an implementation research project to understand patient, health worker and policy-maker experiences of a new model of hypertension care in Kenya, and a study of mental health care utilisation and expenditure among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. I have previously conducted health services research in Kenya, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and India and have worked with various international organisations, including WHO, UNHCR and Médecins Sans Frontières.

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions and Associate Editor of the journal Conflict & Health.
Research Area
Health systems
Implementation science
South Africa

Selected Publications

Barriers to mental health care utilization among internally displaced persons in the republic of Georgia: a rapid appraisal study.
MURPHY, A; Chikovani, I; Uchaneishvili, M; Makhashvili, N; ROBERTS, B;
BMC health services research
Inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by socioeconomic status: evidence from the PURE observational study.
MURPHY, A; PALAFOX, B; O'Donnell, O; STUCKLER, D; PEREL, P; AlHabib, KF; Avezum, A; Bai, X; Chifamba, J; Chow, CK; Corsi, DJ; Dagenais, GR; Dans, AL; Diaz, R; Erbakan, AN; Ismail, N; Iqbal, R; Kelishadi, R; Khatib, R; Lanas, F; Lear, SA; Li, W; Liu, J; Lopez-Jaramillo, P; Mohan, V; ... MCKEE, M.
The Lancet Global health
Ischaemic heart disease in the former Soviet Union 1990-2015 according to the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study.
MURPHY, A; Johnson, CO; Roth, GA; Forouzanfar, MH; Naghavi, M; Ng, M; Pogosova, N; Vos, T; Murray, CJ L; Moran, AE;
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Family transfers and long-term care: An analysis of the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE).
MURPHY, A; Kowal, P; Albertini, M; RECHEL, B; Chatterji, S; HANSON, K;
The journal of the economics of ageing
World Heart Federation Cholesterol Roadmap.
MURPHY, A; Faria-Neto, JR; Al-Rasadi, K; Blom, D; Catapano, A; Cuevas, A; Lopez-Jimenez, F; PEREL, P; Santos, R; Sniderman, A; Sy, R; Watts, GF; Zhao, D; Yusuf, S; Wood, D;
Global heart
Diabetes care in a complex humanitarian emergency setting: a qualitative evaluation.
MURPHY, A; Biringanine, M; ROBERTS, B; Stringer, B; PEREL, P; Jobanputra, K;
BMC health services research
The neglected refugee crisis.
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Ukraine: not only a matter of geopolitics.
Mackenbach, JP; MURPHY, A; MCKEE, M;
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