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
I have demonstrated or marked assessments for the following modules:
My research is predominantly focused on quantifying landslide processes and characteristics in the Nepal Himalaya. This involves investigating questions such as: Are landslides stochastic? Are landscape responses to trigger events time-dependent? And how do fluvial, glacial, geological and human processes impact landslide distributions and characteristics through time? It is hoped that a better understanding of these issues will allow us to develop improved landslide susceptibility models, which are a vital resource used by policy makers and hazard assessors to manage and mitigate landslide hazard and vulnerability.
Grants & contracts
Geological Society Research Grant: £1100 for project titled "Investigating the spatial distributions and susceptibility of co-seismic landslides in Nepal"
M.R.Z. Whitworth, S. J. Boulton, J.N.Jones., 2020, Implementing the Sendai Framework in developing countries using remote sensing techniques for the evaluation of natural hazards, Lowland Technology International, 22 (1), 113 - 122, Special issue on: Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for developing countries
J.N. Jones., M. Stokes., S. J. Boulton., G. L. Bennett., & M. R. Z. Whitworth., 2019, Coseismic and monsoon-triggered landslide impacts on remote trekking infrastructure, Langtang Valley, Nepal. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, DOI: 10.1144/qjegh2019-048
Co-organiser of the Centre for Research in Earth Sciences (CRES) conference, 2018, 21/11/2018