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Dr Peter Murphy Profile

Contact Information:

E-mail: Peter.Murphy@ul.ie

Fax:+353-(0)61 202423


B.Sc. (Trinity College, Dublin – TCD, 1991), Ph.D. (Dublin City University, 1997) 


Career Details:

Lecturer (Physics and Energy), Department of Physics and Energy, University of Limerick, Limerick (2010 to present)    

Lecturer (Electronic Engineering), Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick (1999-2010)

Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Control Systems and Electrical Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street and School of Clinical Language Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Teaching Assistant, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street and Dept. of Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Current Teaching:

PH4011 Physics for Engineers 1

PH4012 Physics for Engineers 2

PH4003 Mechanical Energy

SL6041 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (Voice Production/ Acoustics Section)


Research Interests: 

Voice Production, Speech Processing, Mechanics.


Recent Publications:

Horá ek, J., Laukkanen, A-M., idlof, P., Murphy, P. and vec, J.G. (2009) “Comparison of acceleration and impact stress as possible loading factors in phonation: a computer modeling study”, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedia 61(3), 137-145.

Murphy P.J., McGuigan K.G., Walsh M. and Colreavy, M. (2008) “Investigation of a glottal related harmonics-to-noise ratio and spectral tilt as indicators of glottal noise in synthesized and human voice signals”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(3), 1642-1652.

Murphy, P.J. (2008) “Source-filter comparison of measurements of fundamental frequency perturbation and amplitude perturbation for synthesized voice signals”, J. Voice 22(2), 125-137.

Murphy, P.J. and Akande, O. (2007) “Noise estimation in voice signals using short-term cepstral analysis”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121(3):1679-1690.