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Richard Murphy

Professor Richard Murphy - Professor of Life Cycle Assessment, Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES).

Richard joined CES in 2013. He has a background in biological sciences with a BSc in Botany with Zoology from King’s College London and a PhD in Pure and Applied Biology from Imperial College London. Richard has undertaken postdoctoral work in New Zealand and the Netherlands and, prior to joining CES, was a Reader in Plant Sciences at Imperial College London. 

Richard is a past president of the Institute of Wood Science (now part of the Institute of Materials) and is a member of DEFRA’s Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee, BRE’s Advisory Panel and BSI committees. He is a founder and director of LCAworks Ltd and was Chief Scientific Officer of Mycologix Ltd. He advises the UK Climate Change Committee on LCA for bioenergy systems.