René Murphy


Email René
Ph:  902-585-1559
Office:  AAC 484


Admin. leave (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Scholarly Expertise

Ergogenic aids
Alcohol and hangover
Immune function
Children’s physical activity

Community Service
  • Board Member for Coaching Association of Canada
  • Hannah Miller Memorial Hockey Tournament
  • Minor hockey coach
  • CCUPEKA program reviewer

Verster, J.C., Kruisselbrink, L.D., Slot, K.A., Anogeianaki, A., Adams, S., Alford, C.,  Arnoldy, L., Ayre, E., Balikji, S., Benson, S., Bruce, G., Devenney, L.E.,  Frone, M.R., Gunn, C., Hogewoning, A., Johnson, S.J., Albertine, van Lawick van Pabst, E., van de Loo, A.J.A.E., Mackus, M., Merlo, A., Murphy, R.J.L., Owen, L., Palmer, E., van Rossum, C.J.I., Scholey, A., Terpstra, C., Vatsalya, V., Vermeulen, S.A., van Wijk, M., Stock, A.K. Sensitivity to experiencing alcohol hangovers: reconsideration of the 0.11% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for having a hangover. Journal of Clinical Medicine.  2020.

Best, L.R., Sengupta, A., Murphy, R.J.L., de Metz, C., Trotter, T., Loewen, S.K., Ingledew, P.A., Sargeant, J.  Transition to practice in radiation oncology: Mind the gap. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2019.


  • MacDougall, S.C., Mekary, S., Courish, M.K., Clifford, K., Murphy, R.J.L. Effects of face-down -6° head-down tilt microgravity simulation on fluid redistribution and cardiovascular variables. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2022.
  • Courish, M.K., Murphy, R.J.L., MacDougall, S.C., Mekary, S.  Short duration simulated microgravity models improve executive function. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2022.