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).



  • ESC-40020 Hydrological & Engineering Geology (Module Leader)
  • ESC - 40097 Clean and Green Technologies
  • ESC - 40030 Case Studies in Sustainability
  • ESC - 40034 An Introduction to Sustainable Technologies
  • ESC - 40026 Dissertation Project
  • ESC - 40044 MSc Dissertation
  • ESC-40085 Sustainable Extraction


  • ESC-10064 Geology Data Visualisation, Analysis and Interpretation
  • ESC-30022 Hydrological & Engineering Geology (Module Leader)
  • ESC-20100 Water in the Environment
  • ESC-20098 Near-Surface Geophysics


Journal Papers

Lasocki, S., Orlecka-Sikora, B., RudziƄski, L., et al. (2022) EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards – open-access integrated infrastructures for research and innovation in the area of anthropogenic seismicity associated with the exploitation of georesources. American Rock Mechanics Association, 56th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 26-29 June, 2022, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Orlecka-Sikora, B., Lasocki, S., Kocot, J. et al.  (2020) An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation. Nature - Scientific Data 7, 89 .

Ruffell, A., Pringle, J., Graham, C., Langton, M. and Jones, G. (2018). Geophysical assessment of illegally buried toxic waste for a legal enquiry: A case study in Northern Ireland (UK). Environmental Forensics, 19(4), pp.239-252.

Pringle, J.K., Jervis, J.R., Hansen, J.D., Jones, G.M., Cassidy, N.J. and Cassella, J.P. (2012) Geophysical Monitoring of Simulated Clandestine Graves Using Electrical and Ground-Penetrating Radar Methods: 0–3 Years After Burial*. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2012, April, 17, pp 1-20.

Jones, G.M., Cassidy, N.J., Thomas, P.A., Plante, S., Thomas, P. (2009) Imaging and Monitoring Tree-Induced Subsidence using Electrical Resistivity Imaging. Near Surface Geophysics, 7 (3), pp 191-206.

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.

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