Mr Joshua Jones

Mr Joshua Jones

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


NERC EnvEast CASE funded (AECOM) PhD Student at the University of East Anglia and the University of Plymouth


BSc Geophysics with Geology (1st Class Honours), Durham University, Earth Sciences Department
MSc Risk (Distinction), Durham University, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Geography Department

Professional membership

Postgraduate Fellow of the British Society for Geomorphology
Fellow of The Geological Society

Teaching interests

I demonstrate on the following modules:

GEOL1003: Geosystems
GEOL1005: Geological Maps and Structural Geology
GEOL2003: Geospatial Techniques
GEOL3003: Geophysical Methods
GEOL3010: Engineering Geology

Research interests

My research focuses on investigating the controls on landslide distributions across the Nepal Himalaya. I am particularly interested in quantifying how earthquakes might precondition hillslopes to be increasingly susceptible to future trigger events, and how this may be moderated by other geomorphological, climatic and human processes. I am also interested in exploring how scientific research can be used more effectively for disaster risk reduction and response. 

Conference/seminar presentations:
St Chads College Research Forum, 04/05/2017, "Spatial-temporal distributions of tsunamis in Chile"
Geology for Global Development Annual Conference 2017, 04/11/2017, "Impact of landslides on sustainable development, Tianshui City, China"
Centre for Research in Earth Sciences (CRES) Conference 2017, 22/11/2017, "Using the spatial-distributions of past landslides to predict future failures, Tianshui City, China" 
Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation School 2018, 11/09/2018, "Earthquake preconditioning in the Nepal Himalayas, implications for landslide susceptibility modelling"

Grants & contracts

Geological Society Research Grant: £1100 for project titled "Investigating the spatial distributions and susceptibility of co-seismic landslides in Nepal"

Additional information

Volunteer speaker and fundraiser for the Truro-based disaster response charity, Shelterbox. 
Keen cyclist, runner and trekker! Have recently completed the Cornish Marathon in support of Shelterbox. 


Follow me on twitter @joshjones06