Professor Jim Griffiths
Profiles

Professor Jim Griffiths

Emeritus Professor

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

Role

    Professor of Engineering Geology and Geomorphology in the Centre for Research in Earth Sciences (CRES); 
    UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional Advisor

     

    Qualifications

    2014 - Awarded Glossop Medal by the Geological Society of London for Services to Engineering Geology

    1973 BSc Geography with Geology; upper second class honours; Bedford College, University of London

    1983 PhD Geomorphology; King's College University of London

    1973 to 1976 - Secondary school teacher of geology and geography in Dagenham, Essex.

    1976 to 1979 - Research student at King's College, London

    1979 to 1985 - Engineering Geologist/geomorphologist with Rendel, Palmer & Tritton (Consulting Engineers). Promoted to Senior Engineer in 1983.

    1985 to 1990 - Engineering Geologist/Geomorphologist with Geomorphological Services Ltd. Appointed Technical Director and main project manager in 1988.

    1990 to 1993 - Associate responsible for the engineering geology and geomorphology division of Engineering Geology Ltd

    1993 to 1995 Senior lecturer in engineering geology at the University of Plymouth

    1995 to 2002 Head of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Plymouth

    2002 to 2006 Faculty of Science Enterprise Co-ordinator, University of Plymouth

    Sept. 2005 Appointed Professor of Engineering Geology and Geomorphology 

    2006 to 2009 Head of the School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Science

    2009-2013  Head of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

    2013: Appointed Dean of Research and Innovation

    Professional membership

    Chartered Geologist - CGeol
    European Geologist - EurGeol
    Chartered Engineer - CEng 
    Registered Ground Engineering Professional Advisor (RoGEP)
    Fellow of the Geological Society  - FGS
    Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society  - FRGS
    Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - PFHEA
    Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining - FIMMM
    Member of the British Geotechnical Society
    Member of the British Hydrological Society
    Member of the International Association of Engineering Geologists
    Member of the British Geomorphological Society

    Roles on external bodies

    • Validated scrutineer appointed by the Geological Society Professional Committee for the assessment of chartership applications, from January 2009.
    • Chair of the International Association of Engineering Geology for the Environment Commission C22 on Landscape Evolution and Engineering Geomorphology, appointed January 2007. Reported at the 11th IAEG Congress in Auckland, September 2010, and the 34th IGC in Brisbane, August 2012. 
    • Member of the Technical Planning Committe for the Geological Society Bicentennial Conference, 2005-2007
    • Chair of the Congress of the 10th International Association of Engineering Geology & the Environment , held in Nottingham, UK, in 2006 
    • Expert evaluator for research projects on natural hazards submitted under the EU Frameworks VI & VII (appointed December 2004)
    • Member of the Editorial Board for the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (2001 - present)
    • Geological Society Publications - one of the Special Publications Editors (2000- present)
    • Member of the Books Editorial Committee of the Geological Society (2000 – present)
    • Chair of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (2006-8); Vice-Chairman 2004-6, member of the Committee 1997-2008 
    • Member of the Science Committee of the Geological Society (2006-2008)
    • Referee for the following journals: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology; Geomorphology; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Natural Hazards; Geoscience in South West England; Environmental Modelling & Software; Mathematical Geology; International Journal of Remote Sensing; Landslides.
    • Chair of the Working Party on Land Surface Evaluation in Engineering Practice, under the auspices of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, 1997-2001.
    • Member of the Geological Society Working Party on Engineering Geology in Relict Glacial and Periglacial Areas (established 2011)
    • Member of the Geological Society Working Party on Geohazards (established 2009)
    • Member of the Geological Society Working Party on Engineering Geology and Geomorphology in Hot Deserts, 2003-10.
    • Member of the Committee of Heads of University Geology Departments (1995 – 2002)
    • Member of the Committee of the South-west Regional Group of the Geological Society (1994- 2005)
    • Member of the Executive Committee of British Geomorphological Research Group – membership secretary (1992 - 95)

    Teaching interests

    • Engineering Geology
    • Engineering Geomorphology
    • Physical Geology
    • Geohazards
    • Fieldwork skills
    • IT for Earth Scientists
    • Professional development skills

    Staff serving as external examiners

    • 2012-2015: Award Board Examiner for the MSc in Applied Geomorphology at Sussex University
    • 2004 to 2006: Subject and Award Board Examiner for the MSc in Applied Environmental Geology at Cardiff University
    • 1999 to 2004 - Subject and Award Board Examiner for the undergraduate Applied Geosciences degrees at the University of Portsmouth
    • PhD Examiner: 2007, University of Exeter; 2005 and 2004 Portsmouth University; 2001 and 2000 Salford University; 1996 Aston University
    • External validation of undergraduate programmes at Camborne School of Mines (1999), Staffordshire University (2002), Bournemouth University (2003).
    • External validation of masters degree programmes at Bournemouth University (2003) and Portsmouth University (2010) 
    • Subject specialist for the QAA Academic Review of the undergraduate geography degree at the University of Hertfordshire, April 2004

    Research interests

    Geohazard Risk Assessment:

    • Development of landslide hazard and risk assessment techniques for planning and engineering feasibility studies based on work undertaken in Spain, Syria, Chile, Georgia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador and the UK;
    • Member of the ‘Engineering Geology of Hot Deserts’ Working Party 2003-11; co-author of the sections on: desert geomorphology; engineering geological models and geohazards; soil and rock classification.
    • Member of Geological Society Working Party on 'Engineering Geology of Relict Glacial and Periglacial Environments' established in 2012.

    Terrain Evaluation and Mapping for Engineering:

    • Chair of the Geological Society Working Party on ‘Land Surface Evaluation in Engineering Practice,’ established by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, 1997-2001;
    • Member of the International Association of Geomorphologists Working Party set up in December  2006 to develop a state of the art guide to geomorphological mapping.
    • Chair of Commission 22 set up in 2007 by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment to assess engineering geological issues relating to long term landscape development
    • Member of the Geological Society Working Party on Engineering Geology in Relict Glacial and Periglacial Areas (2010-2014)
    • Member of the Geological Society Working Party on Geohazards (2009-2103) 
    • Joint research studentship with the Institute of Marine Studies, partly supported by Britannia Royal Naval College, on methods of nearshore investigation using ROV technology and Geographical Information Systems (2001-2005);
    • Re-evaluation of the engineering geological characteristics of Quaternary deposits and landforms in SW England; Assessment of the use of Devon cob as a natural construction material

    Core Values in Engineering Geology:

    • Defining the nature and scope of engineering geology as an academic and applied discipline.

    Research degrees awarded to supervised students

    • Ms Claire Foster - Director of studies. The distribution, nature and causes of natural landslides in Devon and Cornwall. Joint project with the British Geological Survey (PhD awarded July 2007)
    • A B Hart – Director of studies. Landslide hazard and risk assessment in South-east Spain. Joint project with the Department of Geographical Sciences (PhD awarded in March 2004)
    • Mrs Kathryn Coventry – Director of studies 2000-2003. Specification development for the use of Devon cob in earthen construction (PhD awarded in December 2003)
    • Ms R Gillon – Second supervisor 1999-2002. Development of an ROV for geotechnical investigations in near-shore areas. Joint project with the Institute of Marine Studies & part sponsored by Britannia Royal Naval College (PhD awarded December 2002)
    • Ms A Hopper - Director of studies 1995-1999. Landfill design & monitoring. Joint project with the Department of Environmental Science (PhD awarded December 1999)
    • J Rogers – Second supervisor 1993-1997. Discontinuity distribution analysis in SW England from remote sensing data (PhD awarded November 1997)

    Grants & contracts

    • URG/Scott Wilson - 2011. Contributor to the geohazard report for the Freida River copper mine development in Papua New Guinea.
    • Arups - 2009/10. Geomorphological input to reports on LPG development site and gaspipeline routes in Algeria
    • White & Case (International Lawyers)– 2006/7. Expert witness appointment for $150 million construction claim for a site in Algeria; case heard at the International Court for Arbitration in Paris in January 2007; UoPEL Contract.
    • DML - 2006: Independent Technical Assessment of rock slope stability on a MoD site in Scotland; UoPEL Contract
    • Aggregates Levy Contract- 2005/6. Consultant geomorphologist on the Geovalue Project led by David Roche Associates to devise a national geodiversity profiling scheme; UoPEL contract.
    • HEFC(E): Member of the 5-person team under Dr Weaver (Griffiths, Anderson, Wigham, & Maskell) that was succesful in £4.5 million bid for a Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning on the theme of Experiential Learning in the Natural & Environmental Sciences; January 2005.
    • British Petroleum: Chair of the International Panel of Experts reviewing the alignment of the Azerbaijan- Georgia- Turkey oil and gas pipeline where it crosses the Lower Caucasus – February-March 2003, UoPEL contract worth £10,000
    • NERC ATM flights: Two separate flights awarded to Drs Mather & Griffiths in April 2001 - one in the Rio Aguas catchment, Southest Spain, and the second over East Devon. Purpose is to investigate the sediment input to fluvial systems resulting from landsliding – value c. £28,000.
    • British Geological Survey (an institute of NERC): Mapping Project 2001-2004. Joint PERC/BGS study of the distribution and causes of landsliding in SW England, value £18,000 over three years – project worth £40,000
    • High-Point Rendel- Landsliding at Binnel Bay, Isle of Wight. Mapping consultancy project, January 2001; value £1,400.
    • Britannia Royal Naval College 1999-2002. Support for research into the use of an ROV for investigating the geotechnical properties of nearshore deposits; joint IMS (Dr Pilgrim) and Geology project – value £9,000 over three years
    • Hong Kong Government Research Agreement GEO 1/99. Improved Methodology for Geotechnical Assessment for the Planning of Major Highways. Contract awarded to Atkins China Ltd with Dr Griffiths as specialist advisor in engineering geomorphology, January -July1999; - value HK$100,000.
    • X-CALAR ‘99: Expert Group Meetings on Forecasting, Prevention and Reduction of Landslide and Avalanche Risk. Innsbruck, 1-3 March 1999. Costs for travel, accommodation and report preparation from the European Commission - 1200 Euros.
    • Hong Kong Government Research Contract GEO 19/97. Scoping Study for a Quantitative Risk Assessment of Natural Terrain Landslides in Hong Kong 1998-1999. Dr Griffiths as Principal Investigator for a report to the Geotechnical Engineering Office, Hong Kong, by Atkins China Ltd. - value HK$500,000.
    • Science Education Enhancement & Development. Grants worth c.£4,000 to: assess the role of fieldwork in earth science undergraduate teaching; provide a manual for geology field teaching using discovery techniques; and develop a computer based modelling assessment for engineering geology
    • DfEE Award: Employment partnerships for environmental science and geology graduates from the University of Plymouth 1997/98. award for a 1 year PDRF to Prof. Hill (Env.Sci), Dr Griffiths & Mr Bell (EDS) - value c.£16,000
    • NERC ATM Flights in South Devon,1994 & 1995. Two separate flights awarded to Drs Griffiths, Belt & Ms Hopper – value £2,600
    • Channel Tunnel High Speed Rail Link, UK, 1993-1994. Member of the Steering Committee reviewing desk studies, mapping and site investigation design for Railtrack. PEP Ltd contract – value £2,500.
    • Kwikila-Kupiano-Safia-Barei Road, Papua New Guinea, 1994. Terrain evaluation from remote sensing data to assess alternative route alignments. PEP Ltd contract for Engineering Geology (PNG) Ltd – value £1500.
    • Ventnor Waste Water Study, UK. 1994; Evaluation of the onshore and offshore site investigation data. PEP Ltd contract for Southern Water – value: £1500
    • Department of the Environment Research Contract: St. Helens Applied Geology Mapping, UK. Dr Griffiths nominated Project Director for two-year programme of earth science mapping in the St. Helens area 1989-91; value £125,000.
    • Department of the Environment Research Contract. Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK: Dr Griffiths nominated Project Manager and engineering geomorphologist for a two-year programme of investigations into landslide hazard and risk at Ventnor 1988-92; value £150,000.
    • Department of the Environment Research Contract. Torbay, UK: Thematic Environmental Geology Mapping. Dr Griffiths as Project Leader for a two-year environmental geology mapping programme around Torbay 1985-87; value £130,000.
    • Department of the Environment Research Contract. Landslides in the UK: Study of the distribution, causes, investigations and treatment of landslides in the United Kingdom. Dr Griffiths as author of a number of the report volumes & involved with all aspects of the statistical analysis of data, and the compilation and management of the database 1984 –89; value £250,000.
    • Department of the Environment Research Contract. Environmental Geology Mapping in the UK. Dr Griffiths as project coordinator and co-author of the review of EGMs in the UK as compared with overseas practice 1985; value £40,000.

     

       

      Research groups

      • Geodynamics and Palaeomagnetism

      Key publications are highlighted

      Journals
      Articles
      Griffiths JS 2017 'Technical note: Terrain evaluation in Engineering Geology' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 50, (1) 3-11 , DOI
      Griffiths JS 2016 'Incorporating geomorphology in engineering geological ground models' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 27, (1) 159-168 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Mather AE & Stokes M 2015 'Mapping landslides at different scales' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 48, (1) 29-40 , DOI
      Griffiths JS 2014 'Feet on the ground: engineering geology past, present and future' Quarterly Jounral of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 47, 116-143 , DOI
      Mather AE, Hartley AJ & Griffiths JS 2014 'The giant coastal landslides of Northern Chile: Tectonic and climate interactions on a classic convergent plate margin' Earth and Planetary Science Letters 388, 249-256 , DOI
      Griffiths JS & Radford T 2012 'An introduction to earthworks in Europe' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 26, (1) 1-4 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Stokes M & Engineering Group Working Party 2012 'Hazards and the desert ground model' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publication 25, 97-142 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Stokes M, Stead D & Giles D 2012 'Landscape evolution and engineering geology: results from IAEG Commission 22' BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 71, (4) 605-636 Author Site , DOI
      Stokes M, Griffiths JS & Mather AE 2012 'Palaeoflood estimates of Pleistocene coarse grained river terrace landforms (Rio Almanzora, SE Spain)' Geomorphology 149-150, 11-26 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Fookes PG, Goudie AS, Stokes M & Engineering Group Working Party 2012 'Processes and landforms in deserts' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publication 25, 33-95 , DOI
      Stokes M, Charman J, Epps RJ, Griffiths JS & Engineering Group Working Party 2012 'Soil and rock description characteristics' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publication 25, 143-157 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Mather AE, Hartley A & Truscott J 2011 'A methodology for using low cost satellite imagery for training engineering geologists in terrain evaluation techniques' 4145-4152
      Griffiths JS 2010 'Investigating the role of landscape evolution in determining ground conditions for engineering: examples from South-West England' Geoscience in South-West England 12, 177-187
      Griffiths JS 2009 'Engineering geology core values: a UK perspective' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 22, 273-276
      Griffiths JS 2009 'Engineering geology core values: a UK perspective' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 22, (1) 277-280 , DOI
      Griffiths JS 2009 'Reply to discussion by RJG Edwards on the paper 'Some limitations in the interpretation of vertical stereo photographic images for a landslide investigation' by AB Hart, JS Griffiths & AE Mather, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 42, 21-30' QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 42, 262-264 Author Site , DOI
      Hart AB, Griffiths JS & Mather AE 2009 'Some limitations in the interpretation of vertical stereo photographic images for a landslide investigation' QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 42, 21-30 Author Site , DOI
      Baynes FJ, Griffiths JS & Rosenbaum MS 2009 'The Future of Engineering Geology' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 22, 297-302
      Griffiths JS & Stokes M 2008 'Engineering geomorphological input to ground models: an approach based on Earth systems' QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY 41, 73-91 Author Site , DOI
      Griffiths JS & Abraham JK 2008 'Factors affecting the use of applied geomorphology maps to communicate with different end-users' JOURNAL OF MAPS 4, 201-210 Author Site
      Hatheway AW, Kanaori Y, Cheema T, Griffiths J & Promma K 2005 '10th annual report on the international status of engineering geology - year 2004-2005; encompassing hydrogeology, environmental geology and the applied geosciences' Engineering Geology 81, (2) 99-130
      Griffiths JS, Hart AB, Mather AE & Stokes M 2005 'Assessment of some spatial and temporal issues in landslide initiation within the Rio Aguas Catchment, South-East Spain' Landslides 2, (3) 183-192
      Hatheway AW, Kanaori Y, Cheema T, Griffiths J & Promma K 2004 '9th Annual Report on the International Status of Engineering Geology-Year 2003-2004. Encompassing hydrogeology, environmental geology and the applied geosciences' Engineering Geology 74, (1-2) 1-31
      Griffiths JS & Culshaw MG 2004 'Seeking the research frontiers for UK engineering geology' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 37, 317-325
      Griffiths JS, Hutchinson JN, Brunsden D, Petley DJ & Fookes PG 2004 'The reactivation of a landslide during the construction of the Ok Ma tailings dam, Papua New Guinea' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 37, 173-186
      Mather AE, Griffiths JS & Stokes M 2003 'Anatomy of a 'fossil' landslide from the Pleistocene of SE Spain' Geomorphology 50, (1-3) 135-149
      Griffiths JS, Mather AE & Hart AB 2002 'Landslide susceptibility in the Rio Aguas catchment, SE Spain' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 35, 9-17
      Mather AE, Stokes A & Griffiths JS 2002 'Quaternary landscape evolution: A framework for understanding contemporary erosion, southeast Spain' Land Degradation & Development 13, (2) 89-109
      Griffiths JS 2001 'Devlopment of a ground model for the UK Channel Tunnel portal' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18, 129-133
      Griffiths JS 2001 'Engineering geological mapping' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 39-42
      Griffiths JS 2001 'Engineering geological mapping' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18, 39-42
      Croot D & Griffiths JS 2001 'Engineering geological significance of relict periglacial activity in South and East Devon' Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 34, 269-281
      Brunsden D & Griffiths JS 2001 'Land surface evaluation: conclusions and recommendations' Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 18, (1) 241-243 , DOI
      Griffiths JS & Hearn GJ 2001 'Landslide hazard mapping and risk assessment' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18, 43-52 , DOI
      Brunsden D & Griffiths JS 2001 'Recommendations for future good practice in land surface evaluation' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18, 241-243
      Griffiths JS & Edwards RJG 2001 'The development of land surface evaluation for engineering practice' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18, 3-9
      Griffiths JS 2000 'Engineering geomorphological mapping of the Upper Greensand escarpment near Honiton, Devon' GEOSCIENCE IN SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND, VOL 10, PT 1 2000 10, 64-67 Author Site
      Hall AP & Griffiths JS 1999 'A possible failure mechanism for the 1575 AD 'Wonder' landslide' East Midland Geographer 21/22, 92-105
      Griffiths JS 1999 'Proving the occurrence and cause of a landslide in a legal context' Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 58, 75-85
      Griffiths JS, Diver WL & Williams CL 1997 'Teaching personal, professional and enterprise skills in geology' Teaching in Higher Education 2, 323-332
      GRIFFITHS JS, BRUNSDEN D, LEE EM & JONES DKC 1995 'GEOMORPHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE CHANNEL-TUNNEL TERMINAL AND PORTAL' GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL 161, 275-284 Author Site , DOI
      GRIFFITHS JS & DOORNKAMP JC 1995 'LAND INSTABILITY AND THE LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LANDOWNER, DEVELOPER AND CONSULTANT EARTH SCIENTIST' TERRA NOVA 7, (5) 550-553 Author Site , DOI
      Griffiths JS & Hearn GH 1990 'Engineering geomorphology: a UK perspective' Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology 42, 39-44
      Griffiths JS & Richards KS 1989 'Application of a low-cost database to soil erosion and soil conservation studies in the Awash Basin, Ethiopia' Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 1, 241-262
      Griffiths JS & Lee EM 1989 'Loess and head deposits in the Torbay area' Proceedings of the Ussher Society 8, 188-199
      Lee EM, Doornkamp JC, Griffiths JS & Tragheim D 1988 'Environmental geology mapping of the Torbay area for land use planning' Proceedings of the Ussher Society 7, 18-25
      Jones DKC, Griffiths JS & Lee EM 1988 'The distribution of landslides in South-west England' Proceedings of the Ussher Society 7, 91-92
      Doornkamp JC, Brunsden D, Cooke RU, Jones DKC & Griffiths JS 1987 'Environmental geology mapping: an international review' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publications 4, 215-220
      Lee EM & Griffiths JS 1987 'The importance of pedological soil survey in land use planning, resource assessment and site investigation' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 4, 453-466
      Griffiths JS & Marsh AH 1986 'BS590: The role of geomorphological and geological techniques in a preliminary site investigation' Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 2, 261-267
      Griffiths JS 1978 'Flood assessment in ungauged semi-arind catchments as a branch of applied geomorphology' University of London King's College Department of Geography Occasional Paper 8,
      Letters
      Griffiths JS 1997 'Slip ruling not a legal precedent' Ground Engineering December, 6-6
      Griffiths JS 1992 'Landslides of the Undercliff, Ventnor, Isle of Wight' Ground Engineering 26, ((4)) 38-38
      Books
      Smith M; Paron P; Griffiths J 2011 Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications. Elsevier Science Ltd Developments in Earth Surface Processes 15
      Fookes PG, Lee EM & Griffiths JS 2007 Engineering Geomorphology: Theory and Practice. Caithness Whittles Fookes P G, Lee E M, & Griffiths J S, 2007.
      Griffiths JS 2002 Mapping in Engineering Geology. Bath Geological Society of London Key Issues in Earth Sciences 1
      Griffiths JS 2001 Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice. London Geological Society of London Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication 18
      Griffiths JS, Stokes M & Thomas R 1999 Landslides. Taylor & Francis International Conference and Field Trip on Landslides
      Chapters
      Smith MJ & Griffiths JS 2017 'Physical landscapes' Mapping Across Academia 23-44 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Whitworth & M 2012 'Engineering Geomorphology of Landslides' in Clague J; Stead D Landslides 172-186
      Griffiths JS, Smith M & Paron P 2011 'Introduction to applied geomorphological mapping' in Smith M; Paron P; Griffiths J Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications Elsevier Science Ltd 3-11 , DOI
      Griffiths JS, Brunsden D, Lee EML & Jones DKC 2011 'The Cherry Garden landslide, Etchinghill escarpment, UK' in Smith M; Paron P; Griffiths J Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications Elsevier Science Ltd 397-411 , DOI
      Smith M, Griffiths JS & Paron P 2011 'The future of geomorphological mapping' in Smith M; Paron P; Griffiths J Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications Elsevier Science Ltd 589-593 , DOI
      Griffiths JS 2005 'Landslides' in Fookes PG; Milligan G; Lee EM Handbook of Engineering Geomorphology Whittles; Caithness 173-217
      Griffiths JS 2004 'Engineering Geology: Geological Maps' in Selley RC; Cocks R; Plimer IR Encyclopedia of Geology Elsevier; Amsterdam 463-473
      Lee EM, Griffiths JS & Fookes PG 2004 'Engineering Geology: Geomorphology' in Selley RC; Cocks R; Plimer IR Encyclopedia of Geology Elsevier; Amsterdam 474-481
      Griffiths JS 2004 'Geomorphological Mapping' in Goudie AS Encyclopedia of Geomorphology Routledge, London 427-428
      Griffiths JS 2004 'Terrain Evaluation' in Goudie AS Encyclopedia of Geomorphology Routledge, London 1044-1049
      Griffiths JS & Birch GP 1996 'Engineering geomorphology' in Harris CS Engineering geology of the Channel Tunnel Thomas Telford 64-75
      Croot D, Gilbert A, Griffiths JS & Van der Meer J 1996 'The character, age and depositional environments of the Fremington Clay series' in Charman DJ; Newnham RM; Croot DG Devon and East Cornwall Field Guide Quaternary Research Association 14-34
      Griffiths JS 1988 'Geomorphology' in Doornkamp JC; Environment GBDOT Planning and development: Applied Earth Science Background - Torbay 26-42
      Griffiths JS 1985 'Water and Sediment Problems in Drylands' in Cooke RU; Brunsden D; Doornkamp JC; Jones DK Urban Geomorphology in Drylands Oxford Univ Pr 137-189
      Conference Papers
      Giles DP, Culshaw MG, Evans DJA, De Freitas MH, Griffiths J, Lukas S, Martin C, Morley A, Murton JB & Norbury DR 2015 'Geological Society of London Engineering Group Working Party on periglacial and glacial engineering geology' 4265-4270
      Griffiths JS & Mather AE 2014 'Mapping landslides at different scales' Advances in Terrain Mapping and Analysis for Landslide Hazard Assessment Hong Kong 22/02/2014 22/02/2014 Hong Kong Regional Group of the Geological Society 2-17
      Griffiths JS, Stead D, Giles D & Stokes M 2011 'Landscape evolution and engineering geology: preliminary results from IAEG Commission 22' Williams AL; Pinches GM; Chin CY Geologically Active Auckland 05/09/2010 10/09/2010 CRC Press 1885-1893
      Griffiths JS 2010 'Geomorphological applications in geotechnical and civil engineering' Bateira C; Soares L; Gomes A V Congresso Nacional de Geomorfologia Porto 08/12/2010 11/12/2010 21-25
      Whitworth MRZ, Griffiths JS & Lee EM 2009 'Evaluating risk in a rural environment: a case study, Sorbas SE Spain' Culshaw MG; Reeves HJ; Jefferson I; Spink TW Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities Nottingham 06/09/2006 10/09/2006 Geological Society Pub House
      Silvers K & Griffiths JS 2009 'Landslides affecting the Via Interoceanica, East of Quito, Ecuador' Culshaw MG; Reeves HJ; Jefferson I; Spink TW Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities Nottingham 06/09/2006 10/06/2006 Geological Society Pub House
      Griffiths JS, Stokes M & Mather A 2004 'Construction design data provided by the investigation of geomorphological processes and landforms' Jardine RJ; Potts DM; Higgins KG Advances in Geotechnical Engineering: the Skempton Conference, Thomas Telford, London 1292-1303
      Gillon RJB, Griffiths JS & Pilgrim D 2002 'GIS applications for nearshore investigations' 13th Hydrographic Biannual International Symposium Kiel, Germany 08/10/2002 10/10/2002 Hydrographic Society
      Griffiths JS & Croot D 2000 'Relict periglacial mass movement features near East Prawle, South Devon' Bromhead E; Dixon N; Ibsen M-L Landslides in research, theory and practice Cardiff 26/06/2000 30/06/2000 665-670
      Hart AB, Griffiths JS & Mather AE 2000 'The role of landsliding in landscape development in the Rio Aguas catchment, South-east Spain' Bromhead E; Dixon N; Ibsen M-L Landslides in research, theory and practice Cardiff 26/06/2000 30/06/2000 701-706
      Griffiths JS 2000 'The problems of landslides in mudrocks' Living with Natural Hazards Vienna 17/01/2000 19/01/2000 Arsenal Research Institute
      Griffiths JS & Thomas RG 1999 'An overview of the main landslide field sites in the 9th ICFL' 3-13
      Hart AB & Griffiths JS 1999 'Mass movement features in the vicinity of the town of Sorbas, South-east Spain' 57-63
      Stokes M & Griffiths JS 1999 'Small-scale mass movement failures in Early to Mid Pleistocene fluvial deposits in the Vera Basin, South-east Spain' 137-145
      Griffiths JS, Hopper A & Belt S 1996 'The potential applications of airbourne thematic mapper data for monitoring landfill leachate dispersion' Forde MC Polluted + Marginal Land - 96 Brunel University, London 02/07/1996 04/07/1996 343-353
      GRIFFITHS JS, FOOKES PG, HARDINGHAM AD & BARSBY RD 1994 'GEOTECHNICAL SOILS MAPPING FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES IN CENTRAL SAUDI-ARABIA' 69-85
      CRAWFORD AR, WALKDEN MJ, BIRD PAD, BULLOCK GN, HEWSON PJ & GRIFFITHS J 1994 'Wave impacts on sea walls and breakwaters' 656-670
      Charman JH & Griffiths JS 1993 'Terrain evaluation methods for predicting relative hazards from mass movement, fluvial erosion and soil erosion in the developing world' Merriman PA; Britain RSG Natural Disasters: Protecting Vulnerable Communities London 13/10/1993 15/10/1993 Thomas Telford 167-183
      Griffiths JS & Charman JH 1992 'Natural hazards to opencast mine development in tropical neotectonic terrain' Engineering to Sustain the Environment Lae, Papua New Guinea 08/11/1992 12/11/1992 Society of Professional Engineers of Papua New Guinea 25-48
      Griffiths JS & Lee EM 1989 'Loess and head deposits in the Torbay area' 188-190
      Lee EM, Doornkamp JC, Griffiths JS & Tragheim DG 1988 'Environmental geology mapping for land use planning purposes in the Torbay area' 18-25
      Reports
      Griffiths JS 1999 Development of a simple computer model for the design of stable cutting slopes. Laboratory Work in Science Education: an Evaluation with Case Studies Science Education Enhancement and Development University of Plymouth
      Williams C, Griffiths JS & Chalkley B 1999 Fieldwork in Science Education. Science Education Enhancement and Development HEFCE University of Plymouth
      Williams C, Griffiths JS, Morris A & Scott S 1999 Geological Field Teaching using Discovery Techniques. Science Education Enhancement and Development HEFCE University of Plymouth
      Griffiths JS 1999 Resolution difficulties in establishing landslide spatial and temporal distributions for hazard and risk assessment. Forecasting, Prevention and Reduction of Landslide and Avalanche Risk European Commission Swedish Geotechnical Institute
      Griffiths JS, Hungr O, Hutchinson JN, Hardingham AD & Ditchfield C 1999 Scoping Study for a Global Quantitative Risk Assessment of Natural Terrain Landslides in Hong Kong. GEO 19/97 Geotechncal Engineering Office, Hong Kong
      Doornkamp JC, Griffiths JS, Lee EM, Tragheim D & Charman JH 1988 Applied Earth Science Mapping of the Torbay Region. Department of the Environment Applied Earth Science Mapping Programme Department of the Environment
      Brunsden D, Griffiths JS & Lee EM 1988 Causes and Mechanisms of Landsliding. Department of the Environment Open File Report: Review of Research into Landsliding in Great Britain Department of the Environment
      Jones DKC, Griffiths JS & Lee EM 1987 Landsliding in Southwest England. Department of the Environment Open File Report: Review of Research into Landsliding in Great Britain Department of the Environment
      Griffiths JS 1986 Landslide Hazard Analysis. Department of the Environment Open File Report: Review of Research into Landsliding in Great Britain Department of the Environment
      Doornkamp JC, Brunsden D, Cooke RU, Jones DKC & Griffiths JS 1985 Environmental Geology Mapping. Open file Research Report for the Department of the Environment Department of the Environment
      Doornkamp JC, Brunsden D, Cooke RU, Jones DKC & Griffiths JS 1985 Report on Environmental Geology Mapping: Review of Current Practice. Open File Research Report for the Department of the Environment Department of the Environment
      Brunsden D & Griffiths JS 1982 Water and Sediment Systems in Drylands. Open File Research Report to the United Nations University United Nations