Dr. Uchechukwu Okere


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Kirkham Building, KM105

+44 (0) 1772 89 4177

Subject Areas: Geography and Environment

My research background in the behaviour of microorganisms in the soil environment with an emphasis on contaminated soils from different climatic environments. My current research interests are on how corporate organisations respond to the challenges of continuing their business activities in a way that does not negatively impact the environment.  

Full Profile

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science. Lancaster University, 2012
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science, Lancaster University, 2008
  • B.Ed. Chemistry and Educational Management, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2005

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Practitioner member – Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
  • Licentiate Member – Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM)
  • Associate Fellow – Higher Education Academy


1. Okere, Uchechukwu V., et al. "Biodegradation of phenanthrene by indigenous microorganisms in soils from Livingstone Island, Antarctica." FEMS microbiology letters 329.1 (2012): 69-77.

2. Okere, Uchechukwu V., and Kirk T. Semple. "Biodegradation of PAHs in? Pristine? Soils from Different Climatic Regions." Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation 2012 (2012).

3. Oyelami, Ayodeji O., et al. "Effects of plant species identity, diversity and soil fertility on biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil." Environmental pollution 173 (2013): 231-237.