Publications, Books and Book Chapters


  1. Philip J, Collins A, Brand CA, Moore G, Lethborg C, Sundararajan V, Murphy MA, Lethborg C, & Gold M. “I’m just waiting…” An exploration of the experience of people living and dying with primary malignant glioma. Supportive Care in Cancer. In press. (Accepted 12-09-13). [IF 2.649]
  2. Collins A , Lethborg C, Brand CA, Gold M, Moore G, Sundararajan V, Murphy MA, Philip J. The challenges and suffering of caring for people with primary malignant glioma: qualitative perspectives on improving current supportive and palliative care practices. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. Published online First: doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000419
  3. Philip J, Collins A, Brand CA, Gold M, Moore G, Sundararajan V, Murphy MA, Lethborg C. Health care professionals’ perspectives of living and dying with primary malignant glioma: Implications for a unique cancer trajectory. Palliative and Supportive Care. Published online First: doi:10.1017/S1478951513000576 (2013) p1 of 9
  4. Cook MJ, O’Brien TJ, Berkovic S, Murphy M, Morokoff A, Fabinyi G, D’Souza W, Yerra R, Archer J, Litewka L, Hosking S, Lighfoot P, Ruedebusch V, Sheffield WD, Snyder D, Leyde K, Himes D. Predications of Seizure likelihood with a long-term, implanted seizure advisory system in patients with drug resistent epilepsy: a first-in-man study. The Lancet Neurology (2013) 12:6, p563-571
  5. Moore G, Brand C, Gold M, Lethborg C, Murphy M, Sundararajan V, Philip J. Health care professionals’ perspectives of living and dying with primary malignant glioma: Implications for a unique cancer trajector. Palliative & Supportive Care. ID PAX-OA-2013-0030
  6. Fuller KL, Wang YY, Cook MJ, Murphy MA, D’Souza WJ. Tolerability, safety and side-effects of levetiracetam versus phenytoin in intravenous and total prophylactic regimen amongst craniotomy patients: a prospective randomised study. Epilepsia (2013) 54:1, p.45-57.
  7. Moore G, Collins A, Brand C, Gold M, Lethborg C, Murphy M, Sundararajan V, Philip J. Palliative and supportive care needs of patients with high-grade glioma and their carers: A systematic review of qualitative literature. Patient Education and Counseling (2013) 91:2, p.141-153.
  8. Freestone DR, Kuhlmann L, Grayden DB, Burkitt AN, Lai A, Nelson TS, Vogrin S, Murphy M, D’Souza W, Badawy R, Nesic D, Cook MJ. Electrical probing of cortical excitability in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 22:Supp 1, Dec 2011, p.S110-S118.
  9. Murphy MA, Cook MJ. Should older patients be denied temporal lobectomy on the basis of their age? Expert Reveiws. Neurotherapeutics.(2010) 10:12.
  10. Dhillon, RS., McKelvie, PA., Wang, YY., Han, T., Murphy, MA. Cystic lesion of the ventriculus terminalis in an adult.Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.(2010) 17:12, p.1601 – 1603.
  11. Wang YY, Smith P, Murphy MA, Cook M.Global Expression Proiling in Epileptogensis: Does it add to the confusion?Brain Pathology. (2010) 20:1, p.1 – 16.
  12. Murphy MA, Smith PD, Wood M, Bowden S, O’Brien TJ, Bulluss KB, Cook MJ. Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy associated with mesial temporal sclerosis in the olderpatient: a long term follow up.Epilepsia (2010), 51:6, p.1024 – 1029.
  13. Dally M, Rosenthal M, Drummond K, Murphy M, Cher L, Ashley D, Thursfield V, Giles G. Radiotherapy management of patients diagnosed with glioma in Victoria (1998-2000): a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 53 (2009) 318-324.
  14. Andrews D, Murphy MA. Effects of unilateral temporal lobe lesions on emotional reactivity in response to positive and negative mood induction. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. (2009) JINS#-09-059-RR.R1 54. Baxter DS, Smith P, Stewart K, Murphy MA. Clear cell meningioma presenting as rapidly deteriorating visual field and acuity during pregnancy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (2009), 16:11, p. 1502 – 1504.
  15. Wang YY, Smith PA, Murphy MA, Cook M. Global Expression Profiling in Epileptogenesis: Does it add to the confusion. Brain Pathology (2009) 20:1, p. 1 – 16.
  16. Smith PD, Cook MJ, Trost NM, Murphy MA. Teaching NeuroImage: Open-ring imaging sign in a case of tumefactive cerebral demyelination. Neurology (2008) 71:73.
  17. Jones SJ, Cormack J, Murphy MA, Scott DA. Parecoxib for analgesia after craniotomy. British Journal of Anaesthesia(2008), p.1 – 4.
  18. Plummer C, Vellar ID, Murphy MA, Cook MJ. A Twist in the Tale of a Surgeon and His Patient: An Australian First in Seizure Localization. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2008, 17(1), p. 33-45
  19. Yuen A, Bulluss KJ, Trost N, Murphy MA. Spontaneous third Ventriculostomy. Case Report / Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 15 (2008) p.587-590
  20. Cher L, Rosenthal MA, Drummond, KJ, Dally M, Murphy MA, Ashley D, Thursfield V, Giles GG. The use of chemotherapy in patients with gliomas: Patterns of care in Victoria from 1998-2000. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 15 (2008) 398-401
  21. RosenthalMA, Ashley DM, Drummond, KJ, Dally M, Murphy MA, Cher L, Thursfield V, Giles GG. Brain stem gliomas: Patterns of Care in Victoria from 1998-2000. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 15 (2008) 237-240.
  22. Timms C, Trost N, Wang YY, Murphy M. Brainstem Distortion from postoperative cerebellar herniation through a dural and bony defect. Case Report. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences. 15 (2008) 1050 – 1051.
  23. D’Souza WJ, O’Brien TJ, Trost N, Sedal L, Tomlinson B, Murphy MA, Cook MJ. Tooth-brushing induced epilepsy with structural lesions in the primary somatosensory area. Neurology. 2007; 68 (10) ; 769 -71.
  24. Mark A Rosenthal, Katharine J Drummond, Michael Dally, Michael Murphy, Lawrence Cher, David Ashley, Vicky Thursfield and Graham G Giles. Management of glioma in Victoria (1998–2000): retrospective cohort study.Medical Journal of Australia 2006; 184 (6): 270-273
  25. Smith PD, McLean KJ, Murphy MA, Turnley A M, Cook MJ. Functional dentate gyrus neurogenesis in a rapid kindling seizure model. European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol 24, pp. 3195-3203, 2006.
  26. Salzberg M, Taher T, Davie M, Carne R, Hicks R J, Cook M, Murphy M, Vinton A, O’Brien TJ. Depression in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery Patients: An FDG-PET Study. Epilepsia, 47 (12):2125-2130, 2006
  27. Smith P, Cook MJ, Wallis P, Murphy M. Recurrent Intramedullary Sarcoidosis. Journal of 13 Clinical Neuroscience (2006) 501 – 503.
  28. Smith, PD, McLean, KJ, Murphy, MA, Turnley, A. M., Cook, M. J. (2005). Seizures, hippocampal neuronal death, provoke neurogenesis in a mouse rapid electrical amygdala kindling model of seizures not. Neuroscience 136 (2) 405 -415.
  29. Carne RP ,O’Brien TJ , Kilpatrick CJ , MacGregor LR, Hicks RJ , Murphy MA, Kaye A, Cook MJ. Temporal lobe epilepsy. J Neurosurg. 2005 Oct;103(4):768-9. Letter – check
  30. Bulluss K.J., Wood M., Trost N. and M.A. Murphy. Cavernous haemangioma presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 12, Issue 6, Pages 660-663, August 2005
  31. Costello TG, Cormack JR, Mather LE, LaFerlita B, Murphy MA, Harris, K. Plasma levobupivacaine concentrations following scalp block in patients undergoing awake craniotomy. British Journal of anaesthesia. 94(6):848-51, June 2005.
  32. Smith PD, McLean KJ, Murphy MA, WilsonY, Turnley AM, Cook MJ. A brightness area product based protocol for the quantitative assessment of antigen abundance in fluorescent immunohistochemistry. Brain Research. Brain Research Protocols 15(1):21-9, May 2005.
  33. Yuen A, Trost N, McKelvie P, Webster J, Murphy MA. Subfrontal schwannoma: a case report and literature review. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2004, 11(6):663-5.
  34. Wang YY, McKelvie P, Trost N, Murphy MA. Trauma as a precipitant of haemorrhage in synovial cysts. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2004, 11(4), 436-9,.
  35. Salanitri GC, Stuckey SL, Murphy M. Extracerebral Cavernous haemangioma of the cavernous sinus: diagnosis with MRI and labelled red cell blood poll scintigraphy.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2004, 25(2):280-4.
  36. Costello TG, Cormack C, Hoy C, Wyss A, Braniff V, Martin K, Murphy M. Plasma Ropivicaine levels following Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomy. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2004, 16(2):147-50.
  37. Chan CH, Trost N, McKelvie P, Rophael JA, Murphy M. An Unusual Case of Skull Metastasis. ANZ J Surgery 2004, 74(8):710-713.
  38. Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Morris K, Cook, MJ. Multimodality Image-Guided Surgey in Medically Refractory Epilepsy. J Neurosurg 2004, 100:452-62.
  39. Carne RP, O’Brien TJ, Kilpatrick CJ, MacGregor LR, Hicks RJ, Murphy MA, Bowden SC, Kaye AH, Cook MJ. MRI-negative PET-positive temporal lobe epilepsy: a distinct surgically remedial syndrome. Brain 127 (Pt 10):2276-85, 2004 Oct.
  40. Morris K, O’Brien TJ, Cook MJ, Murphy MA, Bowden SC. A computer-Generated Stereotactic “Virtual Subdural Grid” to Guide Resective Epilepsy Surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2004, 25:77-83.
  41. Andrewes DG, Kaye A, Murphy MA, Harris B, Aitken S, Parr C, Bates L. Emotional and social dysfunction in patients following surgical treatment for tumour. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 10 (4), 428-433, 2003
  42. Andrewes DG, Aitken S, Parr C, Bates L, Kaye A, Murphy MA. The ESDQ: A New Method of Assessing Emotional and Social Dysfunction in Patients Following Brain Surgery.Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology. 25(2):173-89, 2003 Apr
  43. Bower S, Murphy M, Cook M. Amygdala volumetry in “imaging-negative” temporal lobe epilepsy. J Neurol, Neurosurg and Psych 2003, 74:1234-9.
  44. Murphy M, Timms C, McKelvie P, Dowling A, Trost N. Malignant Optic Nerve Glioma: Metastase to the Spinal Neuroaxis. Case Illustration. Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine 1) 2003, 98:110.
  45. Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Cook, MJ. Insertion of depth electrodes with or without subdural grids using a frameless stereotactic guidance system. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2002, 16(2):119-125.
  46. Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Cook MJ, Morris K. Multimodality Image-Guided Epilepsy Surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2001, 8(6):534-538.
  47. O’Brien TJ, Hicks RJ, Ware R, Binns DS, Murphy M, Cook MJ. The Utility of 3-D, Large-Field-Of-View Penn-Pet Scanner in the Presurgical Evaluation of Partial Epilepsy. J Nuclear Medicine 2001, 42(8):1158-1165.
  48. Colreavy M, Baker T, Campbell M, Murphy M, Lyons B. The Le Fort 1 Approach to the Centra Skull Base. Ear, Nose and Throat 2001, 80(5):315-320.
  49. Murphy M. Surgical Approaches to Mesial Temporal Structures for Epilepsy – A Personal View. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2000, 7(2):102-106.
  50. Kilpatrick C, Cook M, Matkovic Z, O’Brien T, Kaye A, Murphy M. Seizure Frequency and Duration of Epilepsy are not Risk Factors for Post-operative Seizure Outcome in Patients with Hippocampal Sclerosis .Epilepsia 1999, 40(7):899-903.
  51. Cosolo W, Murphy M, Tyers M. Intrathecal Therapy for Malignant Pain. Palliative Care Today 1998, 15:10-11.
  52. Kilpatrick C, Cook M, Murphy M, Kaye A, Matkovic Z. Noninvasive protocol successfully selects patients for epilepsy surgery. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1997, 63(3):327-33.
  53. Kalfas IH, Kormos DW, Murphy MA et al. Application of frameless stereotaxy to pedicle screw fixation of the spine. J. Neurosurgery 1995, 83:641-647.
  54. Rhoton RLP, Murphy MA, Kalfas IH, Hahn JF, Washington JA. Antiobiotic Penetration into Cervical Discs. Neurosurgery 1995, 37:418-647.
  55. Murphy MA, McKenize RL, Kormos DW, Kalfas IH. Frameless Stereotaxis for the insertion of lumbar pedicle screws. J Clinical Neuroscience 1994, 4:257-260.
  56. Murphy MA, Fabinyi GCA, Berkovic SF, Kalnins RM, Bladin PF. Seizure Outcome and Pathological Findings following Temporal Lobectomy in Patients with Complex Partial Seizures and Foreign Tissue Lesions seen only on MRI. J Clinical Neuroscience 1994, 1:38-41.
  57. Murphy MA, Barnett GH, Kormos DW, Weisenberger J. Astrocytoma Resection using an Interactive Frameless Stereotactic Wand. J Clinical Neuroscience 1994, 1:33-7.
  58. Murphy MA, Trimble MB, Piemonde MR, Kalfas IH. Changes in Cervical Foraminal Area following Anterior Cervical Discectomy with and without a Graft. Neurosurgery 1994, 34:93-96.
  59. Murphy MA, Silvester KC, Chan TYK. Extradural haematoma after temporomandibular joint arthroscopy. International Journal of Oral, Facial and Maxillary Surgery 1993, 22:332-335
  60. Melarango MJ, Prayson RA, Murphy MA, Hassenbusch SJ, Estes ML. Anaplastic Astrocytoma with Granular Cell Differentiation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Human Pathology 1993, 24:805-808.
  61. Cavallo AV, Murphy MA, McKelvie PA, Cummins JT. An Epithelial Cyst of the Suprasellar Region. A Case Report. Aust N Z J Surg 1993; 63:490-493.
  62. Murphy MA, Scott D, Denton M. Neurogenic Claudication Secondary to Vascular Disease. Aust N Z J Surg 1992; 62:154-7.
  63. Dawson PJ, Rosenfeld JV, Murphy MA, Hellyar JAG. Epidural Abscess Associated with Postoperative Epidural Analgesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1991, 19(4):569-72
  64. Murphy MA, Nye DH. Thoracic Intramedullary Haematoma as a Complication of Warfarin. Case Report and Literature Review. Aust N Z J Surg 1991; 61:789-92.
  65. Murphy MA, Kaye AH, Hayes IP. Intracranial Metastases from Paranasal Sinus Tumors. Neurosurgery 1991; 28:890-3. 2. Rosenfeld J, Murphy M, Chow C. Implantation Metastases of Pineoblastoma after Stereotactic Biopsy. Case Report. J Neurosurg 1990, 73:287-90.
  66. Murphy MA, Ramos RF, Henderson JK, Gilford EJ, Alford FP, Best JD. Clinical Spectrum of Primary Empty Sella Syndrome Turcica. Aust N Z J Surg, 1988, 58:475-80
  67. Publication from IHAST Investiagtors (Multicentre trial looking at hypothermia during intracranial aneurysm surgery – NIH Grant)
  68. Mild intraoperative hypothermia during surgery for intracranial aneurysms. N Engl J Med 2005; 352:135-145.
  69. Effects of Intraoperative Hypothermia on Neuropsychological Outcomes after Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery. Ann Neurol 2006;60:518-527
  70. Recovery of Cognitive Function after Surgery for Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Stroke 2007;38:1864-1872
  71. Improving Prediction of Outcome in “Good Grade” Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2007; 61:470-474.
  72. Hyperglycemia in Patients Undergoing Aneurysm Surgery: Its Assocaition With Long-term Gross Neurologic and Neuropsychological Function. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008;83(4):406-417
  73. Effects of Nitrous Oxide on Neurologic and Neuropsychological Function after Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery. Anesthiesiology 2008; 108:553-4
  74. Independent Associations Between ElectrocardiographicAbnormalities and Outcomes in Patients With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Findings From the Intraoperative Hypothermia Aneurysm Surgery Trial. Stroke. 2009:40
  75. Effects of Nitrous Oxide Use on Long-term Neuropyshological Outcome in Patients Who Recieved Temporary Proximal Artery Occlusion during Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping Surgery. Anethesiology 2009;110:563-73
  76. No Association between Intraoperative Hypothermia or Supplemental Protective Drug and Neurologic Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Temporary Clipping during Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery. Anethesiology 2010;112:86-101
  77. Perioperative Hypothermia (33ºC) Does Not Increase the Occurrence of Cardiovascular Events in Patients Undergoing Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery. Anethesiology 2010;113:327-42

Published Journal Abstracts

  1. Freestone DR, Kuhlmann L, Grayden DB, Burkitt AN, Lai A, Nelson TS, Vogrin S, Murphy M, D’Souza W, Badawy R, Nesic D, Cook MJ. Electrical probing of cortical excitability in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 22:Supp 1, Dec 2011, p.S110-S118.
  2. Moore SM, Murphy MA: Coping after temporal Lobectomy for Intractable Epilepsy Seizures. Psychosomatic Medicine 2002, 64:168.
  3. Achenbach B, David EP, Vogrin S, Hicks RJ, Binns DS, Cook MJ, Murphy MA, and O’Brien TJ. The Relationshop between Cerebellar Volume and Metabolism in Medically Refractory Partial Epilepsy. J. Clinical Neuroscience 2001, 8(5):482.
  4. Michael A Murphy, Kevin Morris, Mark J Cook, Terence J O’Brien. Functional MRI, can the surgeon trust it intraoperatively? J. Clinical Neuroscience 2001, 8(2):197
  5. Morris K, Bardenhagen F, O’Brien TJ, Cook MJ, Murphy MA. An Anatomical Correlation between Language Mapping by Functional MRI with that by Electrical Cortical Stimulation Mapping. Neurology 2000, 54 (Suppl 3):A108.
  6. Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Lorenz M, Bardenhagen F, Cook MJ, Morris KF. Intraoperative Validation of Functional MRI Using Electrical Cortical Stimulation and Image-Guided Surgery. Epilepsia 2000, 41 (Suppl 7):57.
  7. Morris KF, Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Lorenz M, Cook MJ. Improved Localisation in Epilepsy Surgery with a Multimodality Image-guided System. Epilepsia 2000, 41 (Suppl 7):126.
  8. O’Brien TJ, Hicks R, Murphy M, McKelvie P, Binns D, Cook MJ. Anterior Temporal Lobe Changes Without Hippocampal Atrophy: Variant of MTS or Different Syndrome? Epilepsia 2000, 1 (Suppl 7):135
  9. Murphy MA, O’Brien TJ, Cook MJ, Morris KF. Multimodaliy Image-Guided Epilepsy Surgery. Aust N Z J Surg 2000, 70(Suppl), A106.
  10. Lyons B, Colreavy M, Murphy M. Limitations of Transoral and Transfacial degloving Techniques. Aust N Z J Surg 2000, 70(Suppl), A86.
  11. Morris K, Bardenhagen F, O’Brien TJ, Cook MJ, Murphy MA. An Anatomical Correlation between Language Mapping with that by Electrical Cortical Stimulation Mapping. Neurology 2000, 54(Suppl 3), A104.
  12. Murphy M, O’Brien TJ, Hicks RJ, Binns DS, Cook MJ. The Clinical Usefulness of 3-D, Large-Field-Of-View PET Scanning for the Localisation of Partial Epilepsy. Epilepsia 1999, 40(Suppl7):154.
  13. Vogrin S, Bower S, Howe V, Murphy M, Morris K, Cook M. Brain volume changes in hippocampal sclerosis are not related to treatment. J.Clinical Neuroscience 1999, 6(5), 449.
  14. Howe V, Vogrin S, O’Brien C, Murphy M, Cook M. Presurgical Memory Changes in TLE: No Material Specific Deficits or Relationship to Duration of Habitual Epilepsy. Epilepsia 1999, 40(Suppl 2), S262
  15. Aschman E, Vogrin S, Morris K, Murphy M, Cook M. Widespread Cortical changes in Hippocampal Sclerosis. Epilepsia 40(Suppl 2), S41, 1999.
  16. Murphy M, Bowden S, Bardenhagen F, Sullivan K, Howe V, O’Brien C, McKelvie P, Cook M. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy: Neuropsychological Outcome. Epilepsia 1999, 40(Suppl 2), S86.
  17. Binns DS, O’Brien TJ, Murphy M, Cook MJ, Hicks RJ Preliminary experience of a three-dimensional, large-field-of-view PET scanner for the localization of partial epilepsy. Nuclear Medicine Communications 1999, 20:364-365.
  18. Han TF, Murphy MA, McKelvie P. Cystic cavernous angioma of the cerebellum: case report and literature review. J. Clinical Neuroscience 1999, 2:180.
  19. Cook MJ, O’Brien TJ, Kilpatrick C, Kaye A, Murphy M, Morris K. Volumetric MRI hippocampal asymmetry reliably detects hippocampal sclerosis and predicts a good post-operative outcome. Epilepsia 1995, 36(Suppl 4), 1


  1. Eizenberg N, Murphy M, Briggs C. “Practical Anatomy: Guide and Dissector”. Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Melbourne University, 1994

Book Chapters

  1. Murphy MA, Batjer HH. Distal Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms in Cerebrovascular Disease ed H Hunt Batjer 82:1023-1029,1997. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia