Elaine Murphy is an independent life peer, Baroness Murphy of Aldgate, a well known academic psychiatrist and dementia specialist. She worked in the NHS for 25 years becoming Foundation Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age at the medical schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals from 1983 to 1996. In her retirement she undertook a Ph.D in Social History, and, as well as being the author of many academic books, she now writes on
the history of her beloved Waveney Valley and counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. her other Poppyland books include, Monks Hall: The History of a Waveney Valley Manor and the 21st century commentary in Suffolk Scene: A Book of Description and Adventure.