Enda Murphy

Dr. Enda Murphy

School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policyenda murphy

University College Dublin,



Dublin 14


Email: enda.murphy @ ucd.ie


Enda Murphy is a lecturer in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin. His research interests are varied but are focussed primarily on urban geography with a strong focus on transportation geography and urban spatial organisation theory. He is also interested in urban and regional planning issues and city competition in the context of globalisation. Enda completed his doctoral thesis in geography at Trinity College Dublin in 2005. His work focussed on developing a new means of benchmarking urban commuting efficiency within the context of the existing 'excess commuting framework'. His work has developed a new theoretical framework  for analysing the extent to which individuals are economising on urban commuting costs for location choice. Between 2005 and 2007 Enda worked as an EPA Scholar and as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Scholar in the Mechanical Engineering Department in Trinity College where he completed research in environmental acoustics including noise modelling, human exposure to noise and noise mapping in GIS and virtual urban simulations. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow on the ACRE project between 2007 and 2008 before being appointed as a Lecturer in Regional and Urban Planning in September 2008.