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Ms Berni Murphy



Associate Head of School (International)


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 45557


Berni Murphy is the Course Director of Deakin’s Master of Public Health. She is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Health Promotion in the School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. Berni has won numerous awards for her innovative approach to teaching, most notably Deakin’s Teacher of the Year, as well as a National Australian Learning and Teaching Council award for Teaching Excellence. Berni is the co-author of two texts: Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach and Understanding Health Promotion, both published by Oxford University Press. Berni specialises in Public Health, Health and Social Impact Assessment, and Health Communication. She has a strong track record in the field managing large scale community based health evaluation projects, and she is renowned for her work facilitating health short courses across Australia and in international contexts.

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The cost of sustainability in higher education: staff and student views of a campus food culture

A Shaw, T Capetola, J Lawson, C Henderson-Wilson, B Murphy

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 376-392, International journal of sustainability in higher education, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Preventing alcohol and drug problems in your community : a practical guide to planning programs and campaigns

M Dunn, F McKay, B Murphy, G Munro, K Hausdorf

(2014), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Impact evaluation of a five-day Short Course in Health Promotion: workforce development in action.

H Keleher, R Round, B Marshall, B Murphy

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 110-115, Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, C1

journal article

Evaluation report : Victorian DHS short course in health promotion

H Keleher, B Marshall, B Murphy, R Round, N Joss

(2003), Burwood, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Public Health Workforce Capacity Building - Consultancy Agreement - Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions (ANAPHI) - QUT

Prof Catherine Bennett, Prof Bernie Marshall, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2010: $40,000

The Development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Case Studies

Ms Janice Jessen, Ms Wendy Anders, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2016: $2,071

Industry and Other Funding

Engaging the community in prevention campaigns and programs

Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2014: $4,000

Chasing the Luck Evaluation

Dr Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

  • 2015: $9,967


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