Dr. Hiebert-Murphy's other past administrative work includes Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Social Work; Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies; and Associate Director of the Psychological Service Centre. During her time as Vice-Provost, she also assumed the position of Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work.
She obtained a BSW, MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba, completing a clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is a Professor in UM's Faculty of Social Work and the Psychological Service Centre in the Faculty of Arts.
Her research and scholarship focuses on intervention with families of young children with disabilities and families impacted by violence, and has been funded nationally (SSHRC) and provincially. Since 1998 she has been the director of the Couples Project, a provincially funded service/training/research program for couples with a history of intimate partner violence. She is a member of the Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba and has served on the Executive Council of the Psychological Association of Manitoba.
A passionate educator and researcher, Dr. Hiebert-Murphy has co-edited three books and has disseminated her research in peer-reviewed articles, research reports and book chapters. She has presented her work at many scholarly meetings, including international conferences.
Dr. Hiebert-Murphy has advised more than 60 graduate students and has participated on many advisory committees, and she continues to be active in student mentorship. As a registered clinical psychologist, she also continues to engage in clinical practice while sustaining her research program.
In 2019 she was honoured in a Star Blanket ceremony, which recognizes a person who humbly dedicates herself to the service of others.