Heather Kerr (PhD)


Asia Pacific, New Zealand
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Heather has 10 years of experience in academia and consultancy. She has contributed to the delivery of a range of projects, including horizon scans, due diligence reports, literature reviews and technical reports. Having recently moved from the UK office where she worked as a Technology Consultant, she now resides in New Zealand. She works on APAC’s Bulk Water Innovation Program (BWIP) and as part of the W-Lab team in the APAC office. Heather’s technical expertise is in circular economy, project design and management, stakeholder engagement and due diligence.

Previous to joining Isle, Heather was a researcher completing her PhD and PDRA, which both focused on the use of water treatment residuals from potable water treatment as soil amendments for a range of applications including urban flood defences. She continues to work towards building circular economy routes for this waste.

During her time at university, Heather picked up rugby and competed professionally  in the Allianz Premier 15s competition for Wasps FC and DMP Sharks 2012-2022. She has earned 23 caps for England, including the 2017 World Cup and numerous Six Nations tournaments.


BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Durham (UK) , 2012

MSc (Hons) Risk and Environmental Hazards, University of Durham (UK), 2013

PhD Civil Engineering, University of Durham (UK), 2019