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

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 preconditioning 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. 

Other academic activities

St Chads College Research Forum, 4/05/2017, "Spatial-temporal distributions of tsunamis in Chile"

Geology for Global Development Annual conference, 4/11/2017, "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"

LARAM School 2018, 11/09/2018, "Earthquake preconditioning in the Nepal Himalayas, implications of landslide susceptibility modelling"

Additional information

Keen cyclist, runner and trekker!


Follow me on twitter @joshjones06