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Dr Jane Murray

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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.


Jane Murray

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus East

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Ethnographic Study to Develop a Taxonomy of Lies, Murray, J., Thompson, J., Hill, M., James, I. 17 Mar 2024, In: Nursing Ethics
  • Editorial 6(SI1): Simulation in higher education, Murray, J., Platt, A., Allan, J. 4 Mar 2024, In: Journal Of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • Scoping review of dementia and diabetes co-morbidity care, Murray, J., Cook, G., Gordon, C., Sturrock, A. 30 Apr 2024, In: Medical Research Archives
  • Exploring the lived experiences of mental health professionals: A phenomenological study on ligature training in a simulated environment, Hill, B., Mitchell, A., Murray, J. 9 Oct 2023, In: Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • Is it ever ethical for nurses to lie to patients?, Murray, J. 1 Feb 2023, In: Nursing Ethics
  • Raising awareness of additional hydration care needs of residents with multimorbidity, Cook, G., Murray, J., Gordon, C. 2 Jun 2023, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • A workforce competency framework for enhanced health, Thompson, J., Tiplady, S., McNall, A., Murray, J., Cook, G., Hodgson, P., Bainbridge, L. Apr 2018, In: Nursing and Residential Care

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Reflecting on the Therapeutic Value of Telling Lies to Patients with Dementia 2023
  • Invited talk: Frailty in the Elderly. Evidence Based Practice 2023
  • Invited talk: ECoDEL. The Emotional and Cognitive Debrief for Enhanced Learning 2023
  • Invited talk: The Holistic Impact of Sight Loss and Visual Impairment 2023
  • Membership of committee: Royal College of Nursing (External organisation) 2023
  • Invited talk: Dementia and it's associated issues. 2022
  • Invited talk: Dementia and its associated issues 2022
  • Invited talk: Nursing Older People with Complex Needs 2022
  • Invited talk: Introducing the Taxonomy of Lies and the Lie ARM (Affective Reflective Model) 2022
  • Oral presentation: Using the Taxonomy of Lies and the Lie ARM to Reflect on Communicating with People with Dementia 2022

Sara Young Integrative psychotherapy for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. Start Date: 06/03/2023

  • Nursing PhD August 04 2021
  • Other Courses MSc February 04 2013
  • Other Courses PGCert December 03 2007
  • Not Specified PGCE September 01 2007
  • Other Courses Other Qualification September 13 2004
  • Other Courses BA (Hons) September 13 2004
  • Nursing Other Qualification November 30 1993
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Singapore Nursing Board RPN - SNB
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Nurse Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2013

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