Biography

Like many geoscience enthusiasts my childhood love and curiosity of nature has led me to pursue a greater scientific understanding of our Earth. In 2005, I graduated from Keele University, with a first class (dual honors) BSc degree in Applied Environmental Science and Geology. Following university I worked as an Applied Geologist for an Environmental and Engineering Consultancy based in the UK and then returned to Keele University to study for a doctorate in Applied Geophysics under a collaborative research project funded in part by InFront Solutions and The Clay Research Group. I completed my PhD in 2010 (thesis title - ‘Imaging and Monitoring Tree-Induced Subsidence using Electrical Resistivity Imaging’). As a member of Keele’s Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group (AEGG) I have been involved in numerous AEGG projects using a range of geophysical methods for site characterisation (geology, hydrogeology and contamination) and for the investigation of mine shafts and graves.

Following the completion of my PhD I took a career break to start a family and returned to Keele in 2014 to support teaching as a demonstrator and then as a sessional teacher. Since 2017 I have also worked on two EC funded Horizon 2020 research projects -SHEER (Shale gas Exploration & Exploitation induced Risks) and EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System - Implementation Phase).

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • ESC-40020 Hydrological & Engineering Geology (Module Leader)
  • ESC - 40032 Clean and Green Technologies II - Power from Beneath the Earth (Module Leader)
  • ESC - 40030 Case Studies in Sustainability
  • ESC - 40034 An Introduction to Sustainable Technologies
  • ESC - 40026 Dissertation Project
  • ESC - 40044 MSc Dissertation

Undergraduate

  • ESC-10064 Geology Data Visualisation, Analysis and Interpretation
  • ESC-30022 Hydrological & Engineering Geology (Module Leader)
Journal Papers

Pringle JK, Stimpson IG, Toon SM, Caunt S, Lane VS, Husband CR, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Styles P. 2008. Geophysical characterization of derelict coalmine workings and mineshaft detection: a case study from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 6(3), 185-194. link> doi> full text>

Conference Abstracts/ Presentations

Jones, G.M. and Cassidy, N.J. (2007). Imaging the ROOT Cause of Subsidence using Electrical Resistivity Tomography. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Istanbul, Turkey.

Domestic Subsidence & Trees; The Real Risk (2008) – The Rise & Fall of Tree-Related Ground Movement – The Story from Non-Invasive Data Correlation. School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

Subsidence; Emerging Issues (2007) Non-invasive Investigation: Modern Techniques. School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

EIGG; Hydrology and Geophysics (2006).Geophysical Imaging of Ground Integrity, Moisture Content Variation and Stability in Areas of Mature, Standing Trees. Keele University, UK.

Selected Publications

  • Pringle JK, Jervis JR, Hansen JD, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Cassella JP. 2012. Geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine graves using electrical and ground-penetrating radar methods: 0-3 years after burial. J Forensic Sci, vol. 57(6), 1467-1486. link> doi> full text>
  • Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Thomas PA, Plante S, Pringle JK. 2009. Imaging and monitoring tree-induced subsidence using electrical resistivity imaging. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 7(3), 191-206. link> doi> full text>
  • Pringle JK, Stimpson IG, Toon SM, Caunt S, Lane VS, Husband CR, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Styles P. 2008. Geophysical characterization of derelict coalmine workings and mineshaft detection: a case study from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 6(3), 185-194. link> doi> full text>
  • Ruffell A, Pringle JK, Graham C, Jones G. 2018. Geophysical Assessment of Illegally Buried Toxic Waste for a Legal Enquiry. Environmental Forensics. doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Ruffell A, Pringle JK, Graham C, Jones G. 2018. Geophysical Assessment of Illegally Buried Toxic Waste for a Legal Enquiry. Environmental Forensics. doi> full text>
  • Pringle JK, Jervis JR, Hansen JD, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Cassella JP. 2012. Geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine graves using electrical and ground-penetrating radar methods: 0-3 years after burial. J Forensic Sci, vol. 57(6), 1467-1486. link> doi> full text>
  • Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Thomas PA, Plante S, Pringle JK. 2009. Imaging and monitoring tree-induced subsidence using electrical resistivity imaging. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 7(3), 191-206. link> doi> full text>
  • Pringle JK, Stimpson IG, Toon SM, Caunt S, Lane VS, Husband CR, Jones GM, Cassidy NJ, Styles P. 2008. Geophysical characterization of derelict coalmine workings and mineshaft detection: a case study from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol. 6(3), 185-194. link> doi> full text>

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