Dr Helen Mitrani
Lecturer in Structural Engineering

  • Email: helen.mitrani@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7099
  • Address: School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
    Room 2.07a
    Drummond Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Dr Helen Mitrani joined the school of Civil Engineering and Geosciences in 2012, as part of the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering (GEST) Group. Prior to this, Dr Mitrani spent 5.5 years working as a structural engineer in the London and Newcastle offices of Arup, a global firm of consulting engineers. During this time, she gained chartered civil engineer status and was involved in the design and construction of diverse and challenging structures, including a new facility for testing 100m long wind turbine blades. Dr Mitrani’s research background is in seismic geotechnics – specifically the centrifuge testing of liquefaction remediation methods. This and her structural design experience inform her current research interests.



MEng Civil and Structural Engineering (University of Sheffield)

PhD Seismic Geotechnics (University of Cambridge)



CEng MICE Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


Research Interests

Dynamic soil-structure interaction

Effects of long-term cyclic loading on soils and structures

Seismic design of structures

Seismic retrofit of structures


Liquefaction Remediation

Ground improvement


Esteem Indicators

Reviewer for 'Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering', 'Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering' and 'International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics'.

Authored an Arup internal guidance note on Fatigue design of Concrete to EC2’

Undergraduate Teaching

Module Leader for:

  • CEG3301 Design of Building Systems


Contribution to: 

  • CEG3004 Sustainable Engineering Systems Design Project
  • CEG3099 Individual Project - project supervision
  • CEG8099 Investigative Research Project - project supervision


Postgraduate Teaching 

Contribution to:  

  • CEG8307 Structural Engineering Field Course
  • CEG8396 MSc Project and Dissertation in Structural Engineering - project supervision