Menninger Staff

Nicholas Murphy, PhD

Research Scientist

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

Menninger Clinic Staff | Nicholas Murphy |

Nicholas Murphy, PhD, is a research scientist at The Menninger Clinic and an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. His current research relates to the short-term risk of suicidal behavior, treatment outcomes, treatment-resistance depression and phenotyping of children and adolescents with misophonia.


He has special expertise in neuropsychiatry, neurophysiology, neurostimulation, neuromodulation and digital signal processing.


Dr. Murphy's research has been published in such journals as Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Affective Disorders, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Frontiers in Neurology and Neuropsychopharmacology. He has also contributed to a chapter in Mood Disorders: Brain Imaging and Therapeutic Implications, published by Cambridge University Press. 


Educated in the United Kingdom (UK), he earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bangor University, his master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from The University of York and his doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Newcastle University. He completed post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Murphy is qualified as a formation skydiving coach in the UK and has competed at the UK national championships several times.


He says he takes pride in the opportunity to contribute to scientific findings which improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment plans for individual patients.