Jill Murphy, PhD

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Jill Murphy


PhD, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Academic appointment

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Strategic Initiatives Director, APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health


Dr. Murphy is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and is the Strategic Initiatives Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health. Her expertise is in global mental health in the Asia-Pacific, with a focus on the implementation and scale-up of community-based depression care. Dr. Murphy is interested in research to address a critical gap in care for people living with mental illness, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, predominantly through the adaptation and scale-up of evidence-based practice. She is currently a co-investigator on studies in China and Vietnam. Dr. Murphy has also worked and published in the area of equitable and ethical global health research partnerships and has an interest in enhancing meaningful stakeholder engagement in global mental health.

What I do when I'm not working

I like to travel, read fiction, watch movies and good TV. I also try to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful BC scenery as much as possible. I’m a music nerd and can usually be found listening and singing along (badly) to whatever music best suits my mood at the time.


+1 604-822-7314

Social media/website

Twitter: @jillkathleenm


UBC Department of Psychiatry
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1