Alex Newman

Research Associate

Alex Newman is a Grantham Centre Research Associate specialising in sustainability assessment.

Alex’s industrially sponsored PhD focussed on the development of novel frameworks for the holistic sustainability assessment (environmental, economic, and societal) of fast-moving consumer goods value chains. His academic interests include the deployment of multi criteria decision making techniques within lifecycle assessments, supporting strategic progression towards sustainable industrial ecosystems. In addition to this, Alex is active in the development of quantitative social impact characterisation models.

Within his role at the Grantham Centre Alex is currently working on the EU funded BUDDIE-PACK project, aiming to develop and demonstrate sustainable strategies for reusable plastic packaging. Alongside this work he has also published research papers focussing on sustainability assessment methodologies, circular carbon economies, and impact characterisation approaches.

Alex is originally from Sussex, graduating from the University of Sheffield with a first class MEng (Hons) in Chemical and Biological Engineering (2020). Following his undergraduate studies, Alex remained in Sheffield for his PhD, and eventually his role within the Grantham Centre.

  • Life Cycle Assessment