Dr Tara Murphy is a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2003. Dr Murphy currently co-leads the Tic Disorder Service and Paediatric Neuropsychology Service.
Dr Murphy has expertise in providing and supervising neuropsychological assessment of children with a range of acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental conditions, in particular- tic disorders.
Dr Murphy has also been involved in leading research on intervention, quality of life, and neuropsychological assessment for children with neurological disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, and written several chapters and 3 books on neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She is involved nationally and internationally in teaching and collaborative research.
Dr Murphy works closely with charitable organisations such as Tourette Action and is an active member of the European Society for the study of Tourette syndrome.
- Providing and supervising neuropsychological assessment of children with a range of acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental conditions, in particular- tic disorders
- Psychological assessment and intervention
- Psychological assessment and intervention
- Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists
- Chartered Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society
- Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council
- European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome
- British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapists
Education and qualifications
- Practitioner Full Membership Qualification (Paediatric), Division of Neuropsychology, British Psychological Society 2011
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology, Institute of Child Health, University College London 2010
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, England 2003
- MSc Health Psychology, University College London, England 1999
- BSc (Hons) Social Psychology with Diploma in Industrial Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. 1998
- ongoing PhD student, University of Nottingham 2019
- Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment 2018
- Circle of Security – Parent Training 2017
- 3Di -5 2013
- Cogmed 2009
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Research level 2008
Intervention, quality of life, neuropsychological assessment for children with neurological disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions.
News & Publications
Andrén, P., de la Cruz, L.F., Isomura, K. et al. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of therapist-guided internet-delivered behaviour therapy for children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome: study protocol for a single-blind randomised controlled trial. Trials 22, 669 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05592-z
Hollis C, Hall CL, Jones R, Marston L, Novere ML, Hunter R, Brown BJ, Sanderson C, Andrén P, Bennett SD, Chamberlain LR, Davies EB, Evans A, Kouzoupi N, McKenzie C, Heyman I, Khan K, Kilgariff J, Glazebrook C, Mataix-Cols D, Murphy T, Serlachius E, Murray E. Therapist-supported online remote behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents in England (ORBIT): a multicentre, parallel group, single-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 1:S2215-0366(21)00235-2. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00235-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34480868.
Andrén P, Jakubovski E, Murphy TL, Woitecki K, Tarnok Z, Zimmerman-Brenner S, van de Griendt J, Debes NM, Viefhaus P, Robinson S, Roessner V, Ganos C, Szejko N, Müller-Vahl KR, Cath D, Hartmann A, Verdellen C. European clinical guidelines for Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders-version 2.0. Part II: psychological interventions. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 27:1–21. doi: 10.1007/s00787-021-01845-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34313861; PMCID: PMC8314030.
Khan K, Hollis C, Hall CL, Murray E, Davies EB, Andrén P, Mataix-Cols D, Murphy T, Glazebrook C. Fidelity of Delivery and Contextual Factors Influencing Children's Level of Engagement: Process Evaluation of the Online Remote Behavioral Intervention for Tics Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jun 21;23(6):e25470. doi: 10.2196/25470. PMID: 34152270; PMCID: PMC8277316.
Zimmerman-Brenner S, Pilowsky-Peleg T, Rachamim L, Ben-Zvi A, Gur N, Murphy T, Fattal-Valevski A, Rotstein M. Group behavioral interventions for tics and comorbid symptoms in children with chronic tic disorders. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Jan 7. doi: 10.1007/s00787-020-01702-5.
Chamberlain LR, Hall C, Andrén P, Davies EB, Kilgariff J, Kouzoupi N, Murphy T, Hollis C. Therapist supported online interventions for children and young people with tic disorders: lessons learned from a randomized controlled trial and considerations for future practice. 2021 JMIR Mental Health.
Rodin, A., Fleetwood-Meade, K., Gilmour, J., Kasujja, R. and Murphy, T. (2020). Why don’t children in Uganda have tics? A mixed methods study of beliefs, knowledge, and attitudes of health professionals. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Volume, doi:10.1111/camh.12370.
Andrén, P., Aspvall, K., de la Cruz, L. F., Wiktor, P., Romano, S., Andersson, E., Murphy, T. Isomura, K., Serlachius, E. & Mataix-Cols, D. (2019). Therapist-guided and parent-guided internet-delivered behaviour therapy for paediatric Tourette’s disorder: a pilot randomised controlled trial with long-term follow-up. BMJ Open, 9(2), e024685.
Hall CL, Davies EB, Andrén P, Murphy T, Bennett S, Brown BJ, Brown S, Chamberlain L, Craven MP, Evans A, Glazebrook C, Heyman I, Hunter R, Jones R, Kilgariff J, Marston L, Mataix-Cols D, Murray E, Sanderson C, Serlachius E, Hollis C; ORBIT Trial team. (2019) Investigating a therapist-guided, parent-assisted remote digital behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents-'Online Remote Behavioural Intervention for Tics' (ORBIT) trial: protocol of an internal pilot study and single-blind randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. Jan 3;9(1):e027583. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027583.
Murphy, T. 2018 Commentary. Diagnosing intellectual disability: detecting big concerns with small instruments. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14021
Abdulkadir M, Londono D, Gordon D, Fernandez TV, Brown LW, Cheon KA, Coffey BJ, Elzerman L, Fremer C, Fründt O, Garcia-Delgar B, Gilbert DL, Grice DE, Hedderly T, Heyman I, Hong HJ, Huyser C, Ibanez-Gomez L, Jakubovski E, Kim YK, Kim YS, Koh YJ, Kook S, Kuperman S, Leventhal B, Ludolph AG, Madruga-Garrido M, Maras A, Mir P, Morer A, Müller-Vahl K, Münchau A, Murphy TL, Plessen KJ, Roessner V, Shin EY, Song DH, Song J, Tübing J, van den Ban E, Visscher F, Wanderer S, Woods M, Zinner SH, King RA, Tischfield JA, Heiman GA, Hoekstra PJ, Dietrich A. 2018 Investigation of previously implicated genetic variants in chronic tic disorders: a transmission disequilibrium test approach. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. Apr;268(3):301-316.
Abdulkadir M, Tischfield JA, King RA, Fernandez TV, Brown LW, Cheon KA, Coffey BJ, de Bruijn SF, Elzerman L, Garcia-Delgar B, Gilbert DL, Grice DE, Hagstrøm J, Hedderly T, Heyman I, Hong HJ, Huyser C, Ibanez-Gomez L, Kim YK, Kim YS, Koh YJ, Kook S, Kuperman S, Lamerz A, Leventhal B, Ludolph AG, Madruga-Garrido M, Maras A, Messchendorp MD, Mir P, Morer A, Münchau A, Murphy TL, Openneer TJ, Plessen KJ, Rath JJ, Roessner V, Fründt O, Shin EY, Sival DA, Song DH, Song J, Stolte AM, Tübing J, van den Ban E, Visscher F, Wanderer S, Woods M, Zinner SH, State MW, Heiman GA, Hoekstra PJ, Dietrich A. Pre- and perinatal complications in relation to Tourette syndrome and co-occurring obsessive-compulsive
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