Oliver Taherzadeh

My research examines the global environmental burden of countries, sectors and consumers using macroeconomic models of consumption, production and trade. I recently completed my PhD at Cambridge University on pathways of water, energy and land insecurity in global supply chains.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a researcher in the Sustainable Consumption and Production Group at the Stockholm Environment Institute.

I'm currently studying how demand for goods and services links with economic actors in complex, international supply networks. By using macroeconomic data to model supply networks, my research enables the environmental impacts associated with consumption, production and trade decisions to be traced.

The insights emerging from my PhD could help to identify which actors and activities are critical to the sustainable use of water, energy, and land resources, in individual countries and globally.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • 2016–2019
    PhD Researcher, University of Cambridge
  • 2016–2019
    PhD Researcher, University of Cambridge
  • 2013–2016
    Researcher, Stockholm Environment Institute