Anatomy Teaching Fellow
Olivia completed a BA (Hons) in Physiology at Trinity College Dublin in 2014, focusing her studies on the neural principles of movement, specifically interhemispheric inhibition of the human motor cortices. Her interest in the medical sciences was piqued and she subsequently went on to study midwifery, again at Trinity College Dublin. However, it was during the course of her studies that she realised an interest in education and pursued a MSc in Human Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh in order to transition into education. As part of this MSc, Olivia carried out research in comparative anatomy of the neuromuscular junction in conjunction with Prof. Tom Gillingwater and Mr Ross Jones.
Upon completion of her MSc, Olivia took up a teaching post at the University of Birmingham. She taught anatomy to a diverse range of students, including medical, dentistry, pharmacy and biomedical science students in classroom and lab-based environments. In concert with teaching she also undertook research in medical education, concentrating on student experience and the role of technology enhanced learning and gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Olivia recently worked with 3D4Medical developing medical educational applications for students and educators. Her role involved the creation of 3D anatomy models, education consultancy and the development of online video series aimed at students. She is passionate about delivering accurate and relatable educational content that students can engage with and has completed complimentary research.
She joined Anatomy at Edinburgh in 2020 as a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy.
Olivia Murray, Lydia Boynton, Andrew Marken, Aaron Murray, Revers Donga, Janice Marshall (2019). Disparity in expectation and engagement across student cohorts within anatomical education. Journal of Anatomy. Presented at IFAA 2019.
Andrew Marken, Olivia Murray, Lydia Boynton, Aaron Murray, Revers Donga, Janice Marshall (2019). Evaluating university students’ opinions on the use of personal electronic devices within small group anatomy teaching. Journal of Anatomy. Presented at IFAA 2019.
Kate Geoghegan, Olivia Murray, Shivani Rae, Matthew Myers, Selina Barry, Janet Philp, Oliver Dean, Deepika Anbu, Charlotte H Harrison, Ahmad Elmansouri, December Payne, Rob Parker, William Parton, Scott Border (2019). Student Perceptions of the Value of Academic Competition in Career Development. Journal of Anatomy. Presented at IFAA 2019.
Kate Geoghegan, Olivia Murray, Shivani Rae, Matthew Myers, Selina Barry, Oliver Dean, Janet Philp, Deepika Anbu, Charlotte H Harrison, Ahmad Elmansouri, December Payne, Rob Parker, William Parton, Scott Border (2019). The Value of Extracurricular Academic Competitions in the Development of Anatomical Education. Journal of Anatomy. Presented at IFAA 2019.
Alyssa Gibbs, Olivia Murray, Abduelmenem Alashkham (2018). Morphological variation of the coracoacromial ligament: implications for shoulder pathology. Journal of Anatomy.
Olivia Murray, Jamie Brockman, Alyssa Gibbs, Martin Lo, Abduelmenem Alashkham (2017). The incidence of additional slips and bilateral variation of levator scapulae. Journal of Anatomy.
Alyssa Gibbs, Olivia Murray, Martin Lo, Jamie Brockman, Abduelmenem Alashkham (2017). Variation of the radial nerve in human cadavers. Journal of Anatomy.