Dr Hebin Lin

Dr Hebin Lin


I joined the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds in November 2020 as the Impact and Economic Evaluator for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). I bring experiences of working in research institutes, funding organisations and provincial governments, and skills in constructing and analysing large databases, developing public policy-oriented models, working with various types of stakeholders, and managing complex and multidisciplinary projects in diverse geographical locations and socioeconomic contexts.

Currently I am developing a comprehensive impact and evidence database and dynamic evaluation methodologies to facilitate monitoring, evaluating and reporting the socioeconomic impacts of the iCASP program and its 30+ component projects. I endeavour to communicate impacts in a systematic, cohesive, visual and forward-looking manner to both internal team members and external stakeholders so as to support sustainable development at the local, regional, national and international scales.

Brief biography

2020-present, Impact and Economic Evaluator, University of Leeds, UK

2019-2020, Revenue Forecaster, Washington State Government, USA

2016-2019, Economist, Missouri State Government, USA

2013, Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

2010-2015, Researcher and Lecturer, International Lake Environment Committee Foundation, Japan

Editorial/reviewer boards

I am serving on the editorial/reviewer boards for the following journals.

  • Land
  • Sustainability

I regularly review manuscripts submitted to the following journals.

  • Ecological Economics
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Hydrology
  • Limnology
  • Water
  • Water Resources and Management
  • Water Resources Research


  • Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) - Impact and Economic Evaluator

Research interests

I am interested in conducting interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research that have the following impacts:


  • PhD in Global Ecological Economics, Kyoto University
  • MA in Environmental Policy, Hiroshima University
  • BA in Environmental Economics, Renmin University of China

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Economics and Policy for Sustainability
  • water@leeds