Dr Michalis Hadjikakou



Research Fellow


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Surrey, 2014


+61 3 924 68223

Biography summary

Dr. Hadjikakou holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge (UK), a Master 1 in Earth and Environmental Science from Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble), an MSc in Water Science, Policy & Management from the University of Oxford (UK), and a PhD in Environment & Sustainability from the University of Surrey (UK) from where he graduated in January 2014.

Dr. Hadjikakou was Postdoctoral (2014-2016) and later Senior Research Associate (Jan 2017 - ) in the Water Research Centre and Sustainability Assessment Program (School of Civil & Environmental Engineering) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), prior to joining the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin as Research Fellow in August 2017.

He has a general interest in environmental sustainability with expertise in sustainability assessment & modelling, food systems, sustainable diets, and water resources management.

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Research interests

  • Sustainability Assesssment
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmentally extended input-output analysis
  • Environmental footprints
  • Food systems and sustainable diets


University of New South Wales - Visiting Fellow (School of Civil & Environmental Engineering)

International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

Media appearances

'Trimming the excess: how cutting down on junk food could help save the environment', published on The Conversation, 5 October 2016

Sustainable shopping: want to eat healthy? Try an eco-friendly diet, published on The Conversation, 19 January 2018

ABC Newcastle NSW – ‘Drive’, 5 October 2016
ABC Radio 702 – ‘Evenings’. 5 October 2016
2SER – ‘Sustainable diets’, 6 October 2016

2SER - ECO FRIENDLY DIETS, 21 January 2018


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Global warming impact of suburbanization: the case of Sydney

G Chen, M Hadjikakou, T Wiedmann, L Shi

(2018), Vol. 172, pp. 287-301, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


From water-use to water-scarcity footprinting in environmentally extended input-output analysis

B Ridoutt, M Hadjikakou, B Bryan, M Nolan

(2018), pp. 6761-6770, Environmental science & technology, Washington, D.C., C1


Virtual laboratories and MRIO analysis-an introduction

A Geschke, M Hadjikakou

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 143-157, Economic systems research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Trimming the excess: environmental impacts of discretionary food consumption in Australia

M Hadjikakou

(2017), Vol. 131, pp. 119-128, Ecological economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Urban carbon transformations: unravelling spatial and inter-sectoral linkages for key city industries based on multi-region input-output analysis

G Chen, M Hadjikakou, T Wiedmann

(2017), Vol. 163, pp. 224-240, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Shortcomings of a growth-driven food system

M Hadjikakou, T Wiedmann

(2017), pp. 256-276, Handbook on growth and sustainability, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1


An integrated demand and carbon impact forecasting approach for residential precincts

N Holyoak, M Taylor, M Hadjikakou, S Percy

(2017), pp. 295-315, CUPUM 2017 : Planning support systems for resilient and smart urban futures : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1


Overconsumption of energy and excessive discretionary food intake inflates dietary greenhouse gas emissions in Australia

G Hendrie, D Baird, B Ridoutt, M Hadjikakou, M Noakes

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-19, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1


Transnational city carbon footprint networks - exploring carbon links between Australian and Chinese cities

G Chen, T Wiedmann, Y Wang, M Hadjikakou

(2016), Vol. 184, pp. 1082-1092, Applied energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


City carbon footprint networks

G Chen, T Wiedmann, M Hadjikakou, H Rowley

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-16, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1


A comprehensive framework for comparing water use intensity across different tourist types

M Hadjikakou, G Miller, J Chenoweth, A Druckman, C Zoumides

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 1445-1467, Journal of sustainable tourism, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1


Compiling and using input-output frameworks through collaborative virtual laboratories

M Lenzen, A Geschke, T Wiedmann, J Lane, N Anderson, T Baynes, J Boland, P Daniels, C Dey, J Fry, M Hadjikakou, S Kenway, A Malik, D Moran, J Murray, S Nettleton, L Poruschi, C Reynolds, H Rowley, J Ugon, D Webb, J West

(2014), Vol. 485-486, pp. 241-251, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Rethinking the economic contribution of tourism: case study from a Mediterranean island

M Hadjikakou, J Chenoweth, G Miller, A Druckman, G Li

(2014), Vol. 53, pp. 610-624, Journal of travel research, London, Eng., C1-1


Quantifying the human impact on water resources: a critical review of the water footprint concept

J Chenoweth, M Hadjikakou, C Zoumides

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 2325-2342, Hydrology and earth system sciences, Göttingen, Germany, C1-1


Policy-relevant indicators for semi-arid nations: the water footprint of crop production and supply utilization of Cyprus

C Zoumides, A Bruggeman, M Hadjikakou, T Zachariadis

(2014), Vol. 43, pp. 205-214, Ecological indicators, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Estimating the direct and indirect water use of tourism in the eastern Mediterranean

M Hadjikakou, J Chenoweth, G Miller

(2013), Vol. 114, pp. 548-556, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


A study of the Yesilirmak River catchment in Northern Turkey: spatial patterns and temporal trends in water quality

L Jin, P Whitehead, M Hadjikakou

(2013), Vol. 04, pp. 104-120, Journal of environmental protection, Irvine, Calif., C1-1


Water and tourism

M Hadjikakou, J Chenoweth, G Miller

(2013), pp. 435-446, The Routledge handbook of tourism and the environment, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1


Economic impact and water use trade-offs and synergies: a case study of the cyprus tourism sector

M Hadjikakou, J Chenoweth, G Miller, A Druckman

(2013), pp. 77-97, ECSEE 2013 : Proceedings of the European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2013, Brighton, Eng., E1-1


Modelling nitrogen in the Ye?ilirmak River catchment in Northern Turkey: impacts of future climate and environmental change and implications for nutrient management

M Hadjikakou, P Whitehead, L Jin, M Futter, P Hadjinicolaou, M Shahgedanova

(2011), Vol. 409, pp. 2404-2418, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Impact of climate change on the water resources of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region: modeled 21st century changes and implications

J Chenoweth, P Hadjinicolaou, A Bruggeman, J Lelieveld, Z Levin, M Lange, E Xoplaki, M Hadjikakou

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 1-18, Water resources research, Chichester, Eng., C1-1


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