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Dr Jane Murray is an Assistant Professor at Northumbria University. She has been a Mental Health Nurse for almost 30 years, specialising in the care of older persons, particularly those with dementia. She has an extensive teaching record both nationally and internationally. Dr Murray is currently leading a preregistration nursing programme at the Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine and a Bachelor of Science Nursing programme at Kaplan in Singapore. She has been an academic since 2008, teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as supervising PhD students.  Dr Murray holds an MSc in Professional and Academic Learning and a Doctor of Philosophy from Northumbria University. Her Doctorate focussed on how professional caregivers communicate with people with dementia and is entitled Wholetruth, Untruth and Lies; an ethnographic study of communicative interactions between professional care givers and people with dementia.  Additionally, she is a registered teacher and has specialist practitioner status (older persons mental health) from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Dr Murray is a Fellow of the Higher education Academy and has been appointed to the Royal College of Nursing Older Peoples steering committee. 


As well as her international leadership roles, Dr Murray has taught extensively into Malaysia, Borneo and China. This teaching has focused on care of the older person as well as healthcare law and ethics which is also part of her special interest in relation to older people.

Her current research is focussed on issues relating to people with dementia and their families and includes the use of continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes and dementia, and truth and lie telling to people with dementia. Dr Murray is passionate about improving care for older people both nationally and internationally and regularly speaks on these topics.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing, PhD, Wholetruth, Untruth and Lies: An ethnographic study of communication between professional caregivers and people with dementia, Northumbria University

1 Feb 201613 Jul 2021

Award Date: 4 Aug 2021

Other Courses, MSc

4 Feb 201331 Dec 2099

Award Date: 4 Feb 2013

Other Courses, PGCert

3 Dec 200731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 3 Dec 2007

Not Specified, PGCE

1 Sept 200731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2007

Other Courses, Other Qualification

13 Sept 200431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 13 Sept 2004

Other Courses, BA (Hons)

13 Sept 200431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 13 Sept 2004

Nursing, Other Qualification

30 Nov 199331 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Nov 1993


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