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Ms Berni Murphy



Associate Head of School, International and Partnerships


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social 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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What just happened? Student perspectives on health promotion placements during COVID-19

S McIver, B Murphy

(2021), pp. 1-7, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Self-assessment and what happens over time: Student and staff perspectives, expectations and outcomes

S McIver, B Murphy

(2021), pp. 1-13, Active Learning in Higher Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Maroochydore, Qld., 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, Empr Bernie Marshall, Ms Berni Murphy

QUT Queensland University of Technology

  • 2010: $40,000

The Development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Case Studies

Ms Janice Jessen, Ms Wendy Anders, Ms Berni Murphy

DHA Tender - Department of Health and Ageing

  • 2016: $2,071

Industry and Other Funding

Engaging the community in prevention campaigns and programs

Dr Matthew Dunn, A/Prof Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

Aust Drug Foundation Grant - Research

  • 2014: $4,000

Chasing the Luck Evaluation

A/Prof Fiona McKay, Ms Berni Murphy

Melbourne East General Practice Network Limited

  • 2015: $9,967


No completed student supervisions to report