Thursday 19 September 2019

Mark receives Australian Phd

Mark Murphy with his mother Margaret at his conferring.
Mark Murphy with his mother Margaret at his conferring.

By maria Pepper

A Wexfordman was recently admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

Mark Murphy completed his doctoral thesis on 'The interactive effects of land use change and rainfall decline on insect species networks', having carried out extensive research in the wheat belt of South Western Australia.

The 34-year old from Ebb Tide, Curracloe is a son of Frank and Margaret Murphy who travelled to Australia to attend his recent conferring.

Mark obtained a degree in Zoology in Trinity College Dublin in 2005 and a Masters in Biodiversity and Conservation from Trinity in 2008 when he moved to Australia to study for his Phd.

He has stayed on in Australia where he is engaged in part-time lecturing and lab work at the university and is considering a further post-graduate qualification to enable him to become a full-time lecturer.

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