Dr Murphy qualified in Medicine from Oxford in 1992, and completed her psychiatric training on the South West London and St George’s training rotation. She is on the specialist register of The General Medical Council with accreditation in General Adult Psychiatry.
Having practiced psychiatry since 1997, Dr Murphy has gained an extensive experience in a wide range of mental health problems. She has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in London since 2007, and previously held an NHS consultant post at St George’s Eating Disorders Service, which has an international reputation as a centre of excellence. She served for 5 years on the executive committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Eating Disorders, which guides improvements in services and training and advocates on behalf of patients and their families. Dr Murphy held a lecturer post at St George’s University of London, where she taught medical students and published and presented at conferences on various aspects of eating disorders.
Dr Murphy has a particular interest in the management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. Her approach is to consider all aspects of the presenting difficulties, and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each patient. She believes passionately that working closely with a multidisciplinary team who can treat the emotional, physical and nutritional aspects of the illness is the best way to promote change and a return to wellbeing.