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Dr Paul Rouse

Flexible Fund Manager

Imperial College London

Paul Rouse is the Flexible Fund Manager for CO2RE and is based at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London. Paul is responsible for running the Programme’s Flexible Fund, which supports work to address research and engagement gaps in GGR. He is also a Visiting Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has spent over 22 years designing and delivering interdisciplinary research programmes that produce policy evidence and impact within UK research councils. During this time, he headed up environmental, energy and food security agenda for the Economic & Social Research Council.  

Most recently, Paul was Science Adviser at the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), catalysing the governance of GGR and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM). Paul has a record of accomplishment in taking research evidence into the government policy arena, advising key actors on a wide range of issues from climate change adaptation, GGR and SRM, to enhancing STEM skills within schools. Internationally, he worked with UN bodies, the Belmont Forum, Future Earth and was an EU Framework Programme National Contact.