Dr Mark G. Murphy

Theologian and Philosopher

  • 15+ years of professional experience as a teacher, lecturer, and module convener
  • Recognised excellence as an instructor of theology, ethics, and spirituality
  • Author of 15+ book chapters or articles with well-known academic journals and publishers
  • Recently published book monograph on Lacan and John of the Cross with Palgrave Macmillan (2023)
  • PhD, MA, BA, PGCE, and Post-doctoral degree in Theology and Philosophical Theology
  • Experienced academic editor with the University of Nottingham’s Taiwan Insight Journal and other academic publishers
  • Expert at utilising the latest technology and software to deliver a seamless lecturing experience to students


  • PhD in Philosophical Theology (No Corrections), St Mary’s University Twickenham, 2019
  • MA in Pastoral Theology (Distinction), St Mary’s University Twickenham, 2009
  • PGCE in Further Education, Greenwich University, 2012
  • BA, Single Honours in Theology, Philosophy and Religious studies 2.1, St Mary’s University Twickenham, 2007

Areas of Specialisation

  • Theology: Systematic & Pastoral
  • Spirituality
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Analytic Philosophical tradition
  • Ethics: Normative and metaethics

Specialisation in Research:

  • Psychoanalysis: clinic and theory
  • Mystical Theology
  • Continental Philosophy


● Module Convener St Mary’s University, Theology, Philosophy and Ethics and Mystical Theology and Spiritual Direction, September 2021-Present

● Editor for publishers: 2021-Present:

“A New Beginning or More of the Same? (2021): The European Union and East Asia After Brexit”

“Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family (Palgrave, 2023): The Crisis of Initiation” (The Palgrave Lacan Series)

“Beyond the Analogical Imagination (Cambridge University Press, September 2023): The Theological Anthropology of David Tracy”

●     Visiting lecturer and Independent Researcher, 2021-Present

●     Proofreader and Copy Editor at Taiwan Insight, 2020-Present

●     Head and founder of philosophical organisation SISOPP (Saigon International School of Practical Philosophy) in Ho Chi Minh City, 2016

●     Tutor of English, 2016

●     Religious Education and Core Curriculum Teacher at Saint Francis Xavier College Clapham, 2009- 2016

●     Visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University College lecturing on Contemporary Themes in Philosophy and Theology, 2013-2015

●      Programme leader for youth retreat centre (SPEC) at All Saints Pastoral Centre, 2008-2009.

●     English language tutor to a family in Lublin, Poland, 2008

●     Volunteer Pastoral Care assistant to the YMCA, 2007-2004.

●     Martial arts coach to Liverpool University Student Union Wushu Association, 2001-2004

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