Oliver Heidrich

Senior Lecturer

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.  After working for more than 8 years as company director, consultant and trainer of business leaders worldwide I re-joined CEG in 2011 as a senior researcher.

In academia I develop and apply social, engineering and management methodologies to increase the profitability and understanding of industrial and urban processes. My projects have been assessed independently and received highest possible ratings for the transfer of technical and management knowledge. I have designed and delivered training courses and consulted local and multinational companies from the construction to the banking sector. My work enhances the research and training of science, engineering and managerial knowledge as they are directly relevant to businesses and governmental organisations.

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. My leadership, lecturing and administration in HE has been assessed by colleagues and students as being “very effective” and “excellent”.

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.

Publications

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  • Other

Further publications:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/staff/profile/oliverheidrich.html#publications

2018

Velasquez-Orta, S; Heidrich, O; Black, K; Graham, D

Retrofitting options for wastewater networks to achieve climate change reduction targets Journal Article

In: Applied Energy, 218 , pp. 430-441, 2018.

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2017

Heidrich, O; Kamara, J; Maltese, S; Cecconi, F R; Dejaco, M C

A critical review of the developments in building adaptability Journal Article

In: International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35 , pp. 284-303, 2017.

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Nanaki, E A; Koroneos, C J; Roset, J; Susca, T; Christensen, T H )[; Hurtado, De Gregorio S; Rybka, A; Kopitovic, J )[; Heidrich, O; Lopez-Jimenez, Amparo P

Environmental assessment of 9 European public bus transportation systems Journal Article

In: 2017.

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Lenk, Stephan; Rybski, Diego; Heidrich, Oliver; Dawson, Richard J )[; Kropp, Juergen P

Costs of sea dikes - regressions and uncertainty estimates Journal Article

In: 2017.

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2016

Heidrich, O; Reckien, D; Olazabal, M; Foley, A; Salvia, M; Hurtado, De Gregorio S; Orru, H; Flacke, J; Geneletti, D; Pietrapertosa, F; Hamann, J; Tiwary, A; Feliu, E; Dawson, R

National climate policies across Europe and their impacts on cities strategies Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Management, 168 , pp. 36-45, 2016.

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Heidrich, O; Hill, GA; Neaimeh, M; Huebner, Y; Blythe, PT; Dawson, RJ

How do cities support electric vehicles and what difference does it make? Journal Article

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2016.

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2015

Guy, S; Henshaw, V; Heidrich, O

Climate Change, Adaptation and Eco-Art in Singapore Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58 , pp. 39 - 54, 2015.

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2014

Hamann, J; Orru, H; Geneletti, D; Salvia, M; Hurtado, De Gregorio S; Pietrapertosa, F; Reckien, D; Flacke, J; Dawson, R; Heidrich, O; Olazabal, M; Foley, A

Climate change response in Europe: Whattextquoterights the reality? Analysis of adaptation and mitigation plans from 200 urban areas in 11 countries Journal Article

In: Climatic Change, 122 , pp. 331-340, 2014.

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Harvey, J; Heidrich, O; Cairns, K

Psychological factors to motivate sustainable behaviours Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, 2014.

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2013

Heidrich, O; Dawson, R; Reckien, D; Walsh, C

Assessment of the climate preparedness of 30 urban areas in the UK Journal Article

In: Climatic Change, 120 , pp. 771–784, 2013.

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Guy, S; Henshaw, V; Heidrich, O

Climate change, adaptation and Eco-Art in Singapore Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2013.

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Reckien, D; Flacke, J; Dawson, R; Heidrich, O; Olazabal, M; Foley, A; Hamann, J; Orru, H; Salvia, M; Hurtado, De Gregorio S; Geneletti, D; Pietrapertosa, F

Climate change response in Europe: whattextquoterights the reality? Analysis of adaptation and mitigation plans from 200 urban areas in 11 countries Journal Article

In: Climatic Change, 122 , pp. 331-340, 2013.

Abstract | BibTeX