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Genevieve Simpson

Senior Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

Genevieve Simpson is Program Leader and WA Node Leader for the RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre, an industry-led collaboration aiming to invest $350 million in energy-related research by 2030. RACE’s research stretches across energy innovation in businesses, homes, electricity networks and Genevieve’s area, which includes cross-cutting themes of customer priorities and trust, modelling the future energy system and the energy workforce of the future.

Her previous experience in policy and engagement includes:
- Developing strategic engagement advice for the CSIRO in its energy and carbon-related Missions
- Managing a government relations team in a state-owned energy utility
- Co-delivering a Masters-level Climate Change Policy and Planning unit for seven years
- Developing policy and program advice in a state government energy policy agency

Genevieve is passionate about understanding the transition of the electricity industry towards a de-carbonised future. Her previous research, published internationally, examined the tools that governments can use to promote energy transition and what the use of these tools may mean for industry and community members.

She has been Chair/Vice Chair of the Australian Institute of Energy - Perth for the past five years and is a Non-Executive Board Director for Carbon Positive Australia, a biodiversity-focused carbon offsetting organisation.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 2012–2017
    PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia


  • 2017 
    The University of Western Australia, PhD