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 is focused on how earthquakes control and moderate landscape susceptibility to differently triggered landslides through time, and the implications of this for landslide hazard and Earth surface processes. I am also interested in quantifying how differently triggered landslides differ in terms of morphology, controlling factors and spatial-temporal distributions. 

Conference/seminar presentations:
European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2019, 10/04/2019 "Investigating the landslide susceptibility of a glacial/periglacial landscape, Langtang Valley, Nepal" (Poster)
Cambridge-EnvEast Doctoral Alliance (CEEDA) Symposium 2019, 02/04/2019, "A combined field-remote sensing investigation into landslide control factors in the Greater Himalayas, Nepal" (Oral)
Plymouth Arts Institute outreach talk, 06/02/2019, "Geology in Motion, Rockfalls in the south west coastline"
Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation School 2018, 11/09/2018, "Earthquake preconditioning in the Nepal Himalayas, implications for landslide susceptibility modelling" (Oral)
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"  (Oral)
Geology for Global Development Annual Conference 2017, 04/11/2017, "Impact of landslides on sustainable development, Tianshui City, China" (Oral)
St Chads College Research Forum, 04/05/2017, "Can the past predict the future? Spatial-temporal distributions of tsunamis in Chile" (Oral)

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