Prof. Mary Murphy

Professor Mary Murphy is Professor in the Department of Sociology,  Maynooth University, with research interests in ecosocial welfare, gender, care  and social security, globalisation and welfare states, and power and civil society. She co-edited The Irish Welfare state in the 21st Century Challenges and Changes (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2016) and Policy Analysis in Ireland (Policy Press 2021), and authored  Creating an Ecosocial Future (Policy Press, 2023).    An active advocate for social justice and gender equality, she was appointed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (2013-217), is currently a member of the Council of State in Ireland, Chair of Oxfam Ireland, and a member of EU and global academic and practitioner networks.


  • Plenary 1: Why do we need to rethink growth?