Hannah E. Murdock is a doctoral researcher and President’s Scholar in the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, as well as a member of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP in the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Her research focuses on policy measures and behaviour change for decarbonising the transport sector among major GHG emitters (China, India, the US, and the EU), under the supervision of Dr. Iain Staffell and Dr. Malte Jansen.
In her more than 10 years working in the energy sector, she has held various research roles working within NGOs, international organisations, academia, and consulting. She has authored or co-authored over 30 publications, contributed as an advisor or reviewer to innumerable others, served on several international advisory boards, and has made frequent presentations and keynote addresses at conferences around the world.
Prior to coming to Imperial, she worked for nearly nine years at the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), where she was the senior project manager and analyst in the REN21 Research Direction Team based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris. There she focused mainly on energy policy and on transport, and was Lead Author and Coordinator of REN21’s flagship report – the Renewables Global Status Report – as well as coordinator of REN21 activities in the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia and other transport projects. She previously led data collection and analysis efforts with Yale University for the UNEP 1Gigaton Coalition, and held shorter-term consulting positions in other research roles in Paris, including at Eurogroup Consulting working on the geopolitics of natural gas and at HELIO International working on sustainable investment in developing countries.
Within academia, she has served as Teaching Assistant for energy markets in the International Energy master’s programme at the Paris School of International Affairs (SciencesPo) as well as guest lecturer for postgraduate energy programmes at Rice University, Clermont Auvergne University, ECE School of Engineering, and Oldenburg University. She also served as Research Assistant for transportation planning and climate protocol in the University of North Texas Department of Public Administration, as well as Special Projects Coordinator for Research and Operations in the university’s Office of Sustainability.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and master’s degrees in International Energy Policy from the Paris School of International Affairs and in Public Administration from the University of North Texas.