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Dr Katherine Hyde

Portrait of Dr Katherine Hyde, Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Reading
  • Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability, School of Built Environment
  • School Director of Academic Tutoring
  • Module Convenor for undergraduate module Sustainability (CE3CS) and postgraduate module Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation (CM303). 

Areas of interest

Sustainable solutions for engineering, particularly in water efficiency, green infrastructure and anaerobic digestion for renewable energy; construction management.


  • Urban Sustainability: Sustainable Urban Water Environments (CEM220)
  • Urban Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies (CEM213)
  • Sustainable Urban Systems: Water Supply and Energy Implications (CEM232).

Research centres and groups

  • School of the Built Environment, Institute of Sustainable Technology
  • Walker Institute for Climate Research.

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in HE, University of Hertfordshire
  • PhD Environmental Risk Assessment, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manchester
  • MSc Water Resources Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Resources Science), Kingston University.

Selected publications

  • Gaze C, Griggs J and Hyde K, October 2008, in Applying the Code for Sustainable Homes on the BRE Innovation Park, ISBN 978-1-84806-056-2
  • Griggs J and Hyde K, March 2007, in Conserving Energy and Water, and Minimising Waste – A Review of Drivers and Impacts on Housebuilding, ISBN 978-1-86081-960-5
  • Henningsson S, Hyde K, Smith A and Smith M, 2004. The value of resource efficiency in the food industry: a waste minimisation project in East Anglia, UK. Journal of Cleaner Production, 12, Issue 5, pp 505–12;
  • Hyde K, Miller L, Smith A and Tolliday J, 2003. Minimising waste in the food and drink sector: using the business club approach to facilitate training and organisational development. Journal of Environmental Management, 67, Issue 4, pp 327–38.