Rose Murphy

PICS Researcher

Rose Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. After completing her master’s degree, Rose travelled to Bangladesh to write a policy paper on rural electrification. She then returned to Vancouver where she worked for several years as a consultant and university researcher on a variety of projects, many of which used the CIMS energy-economy model to analyze policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Rose is now a PhD candidate with the Energy and Materials Research Group. Her research involves a number of projects on themes such as the risks associated with geological carbon storage, strategies for implementing carbon storage technology in China, and energy efficiency opportunities in the US economy. She has just been awarded a PICS (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) fellowship for a project that aims to test how various policies might shift land-use choices between agriculture and forest, with implications for carbon sequestration. Rose has also received funding from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) and Simon Fraser University.