Rose graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sussex. After working for two years she returned to education and completed an MRes in 2012, again at the University of Sussex.
Rose's work centres around the self, relationships, and motivation. Her PhD draws on the Michelangelo process, which is based on the idea that affirming partners can help people move towards their ideal self. Using advanced quantitative methods, Rose explores how affirmation processes influence goal pursuit, and the role that individual personality factors play in this relationship.