Oliver Heidrich
School of Engineering; Newcastle University
Member ID 0392
Member since Feb 15, 2012
Status Active


I work with national and international companies, local authorities and Universities in climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource, environmental and management. For over 10 years I worked in consultancies and manufacturing businesses (as a Director) and still provide strategic guidance at board level.
I now research approaches in modelling resource flows, life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and standardised systems for urban environments and cities.


I graduated in Germany as a fully qualified Civil Engineer and completed a PhD in Environmental Management and Business Psychology (CEG and the School of Biology and Psychology) at Newcastle University in 2006. I left the University and after a few years in industry rejoined the Department as a researcher in 2011.

I develop new approaches to model and manage climate change adaptation, mitigation, natural resources and material flows using e.g. life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and standardised systems e.g. 9001, 18001 and 14001 in urban environments.

I aim to provide researchers and decision makers a system-scale understanding of the inter-relationships between resource mapping and resource use in cities. For this I consider climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and technologies in the built environment.

My research, consultancy and publications feed directly into my teaching bringing expertise into the classroom. I lead modules, teach and conduct the associated administration of Higher Education (HE) Programs for UG, PG and doctoral students. I research and develop new theories for urban areas (cities) and climate change adaptation and mitigation by considering resource models, life cycle assessment and costing, industrial ecology principles and standardised management systems.

Research Interests

cities, climate change, resilience, sustainability

Website contributions from this member

08 Nov 2023 Fully funded PhD- Cities climate change strategies and natural resources
04 Sep 2023 NuAct fellowships
20 Jan 2023 Newcastle University has five fully funded MSc Environmental Engineering scholarships for female students from Southeast Asia
13 Dec 2022 Chinese Scholarship for PhD available at Newcastle University
05 Apr 2022 NU Futures
14 Jan 2022 Newcastle Post Doc
15 Dec 2021 2 Fully Funded PhD Studies at Newcastle University
22 Nov 2021 Newcastle University - research post in Carbon Accounting and Living Lab
08 Feb 2021 Newcastle University offers Climate Change scholarships for women in South Asia
10 Feb 2020 Newcastle University has just launched a new MSc scholarship scheme
03 Dec 2019 Global Water Security Symposium
02 Jan 2019 Newcastle University- ONE Planet
12 Oct 2018 Virtual Special issue (VSI) on Urban Sustainability with the Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
10 Apr 2018 Useful open data for smart cities.
07 Feb 2018 Join us at the final iBUILD event- 27th February 2018
21 Dec 2017 Fully funded PhD Opportunities with Newcastle University
06 Oct 2017 Brief reflections on the Cities and Climate Conference (CCC)