Julian Murphy was born in Norwich in 1970. He read Philosophy and Politics at Southampton University and later studied for his doctorate at the University of Oxford. Prior to becoming a teacher, Julian worked in various jobs, including selling wine and a brief stint as an electrician’s mate.
Prior to joining the Loughborough Schools Foundation, Julian was Director of Studies at Woldingham School in Surrey, where he played a central role in revolutionising the academic reputation of the School and greatly increasing their numbers on roll.
Julian is married to Karen, who is Head of Art at Loughborough High School, and they have two children – Rosie (8) and Henry (6) – who both attend Loughborough Amherst School. Julian’s interests include contemporary philosophy of religion and culture. He is a sporadic jogger, but his job, his children and his own lack of willpower prevent him from establishing a regular exercise habit. He is also, much to his wife’s annoyance, a passionate fan of obscure folk and ambient music.