Jamie joined UEA in 2007 and works within the School of Health Sciences as a Senior Research Fellow and in the Norwich Medical School as Research Advisor for the NIHR Research Design Service.

He has worked on a range of health service research projects using quantitative, qualitative and mixed method designs, with specialist expertise in the design of process evaluations within clinical trials. In particular, Jamie has developed innovative analytical approaches to explain how patient behaviour and healthcare interventions are shaped by the contexts in which people live, and the systems in which care is delivered. He is now applying these methods to evaluate the implementation of complex healthcare interventions across a diverse set of fields.

Jamie has a strong interest in global health systems research and works closely with the Knowledge Translation Unit at Cape Town University, providing methodological expertise for the design of studies aimed to evaluate health systems strengthening interventions in low and middle-income countries.

As an adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service, Dr Murdoch regularly reviews funding proposals for the NIHR as well as journal articles submitted to a range of high quality health service research and social science journals.



Senior Research Fellow in Process Evaluation, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia;

Research Adviser, NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England (Norfolk and Suffolk)

March 2010 – Sept 2010 Lead Investigator: Investigation of health care needs for migrant families with children in Thetford – UEA. Funded by NHS Norfolk.
Sept 2009 – March 2010: Research Associate - Health care needs assessment for children with complex needs living in Thetford - UEA. Commissioned by NHS Norfolk.
March 2007 – Research Associate: At-Risk Registers In Severe Asthma (ARRISA) study – UEA. Funded by Asthma UK.
April 2002 – Feb 2007: Research Associate – Suffolk & Norfolk Primary Care Research & Development Group, (S.A.N.D.). ELEVATE asthma study

Professional Qualifications

  • 2011: Ph.D. The Discursive Construction of Prophylactic Medicine Taking for People with Asthma:Interactional Issues and Moral Discourses, University of East Anglia.
  • 2001: B.A. (Hons) Psychology, First Class, Open University
  • 1993: B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics and Management, 2(ii), Liverpool University
  • 2008: Certificate in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Key Concepts and Methods; Researcher Development Initiative, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)



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