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Dr Cheryl Jones

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Institute of Science & the Environment

Contact Details

email: c.jones@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5425

Qualifications
Diploma in Geographical Information Systems (University of Kingston, 1999)
PhD Geotechnical Engineering (Oxford Brookes University, 1998)
BSc (Hons) Geography and Geology (Lancaster University, 1989)

As well as teaching a variety of modules on the Geography BSc (Hons) course and supervising PhD students, Dr Cheryl Jones also has a number of other roles within University of Worcester - as a KTI Fellow; Award leader in Physical Geography; Enterprise co-ordinator; and Examinations Officer.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Current Teaching
Landforms and Landscapes (GEOG1012)
Introduction to Geology (GEOG1013)
Geographical Information Systems (GEOG2005)
Natural Hazards (GEOG2009)
Environmental Geology (GEOG2014/3014)
Geography Work Placement (GEOG3007)

Research Interests
Influence of freeze-thaw activity upon the strength and durability characteristics  of low-strength mudrocks
Site investigation in periglacially modified ground
Geological conservation and community engagement
Geographical Information Systems
Visitor perception and attitudes towards urban green space

PhD Supervision (Current)
Nicola Barber - Towards numerical forecasting of atmospheric concentrations of allergenic pollen from trees of the Fagales order in the United Kingdom.
Duncan Ruthwell - Modelling Landslide Susceptibility of a Complex Mudslide, Bredon Hill, Worcestershire

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Secretary of GeoConservationUK

Publications

Publications

Conference Presentations
Jones, C.V. (2006) Geodiversity Toolkit. 2nd UNESCO Global Geopark Conference Sept. 2006, Geological Society of Northern Ireland. Jones, C.V. and Prosser, C. (2006) Conserving the geological heritage on a regional and local scale – learning from the RIGS initiative in the UK. 2nd UNESCO Global Geopark Conference Sept. 2006, Geological Society of Northern Ireland.
Jones, C.V. (2006) The History of Geoparks. History of Geoconservation. History of Geology Group and Geoconservation Commission. Dudley 24th to 25th November.
Jones, C.V. (2005) Geoparks. Geological Curators Group University of Worcester. 5-6 December 2005.
Jones, C.V. (2004) The European Geoparks Network. The Seventh UK RIGS Conference. Dudley.
Jones, C.V. (2003) The Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. 4th European Geoparks Network Conference. 2-5th October. Anogia, Crete.
Jones, C.V. (2002) Geoconservation Database. The Fifth UK RIGS Conference. Llandudno.
Jones, C.V. (2001) Geoconservation Database. Upon this Rock ‘Rigs and the Planning System’.The Fourth UK RIGS Conference. 13th-15th September 2001. Stoke Rochford Hall, Peterborough.

Key Publications
Jones C.V (2007) The History of Geoparks. In  Burek, C. V. & Prosser, C. D. (eds) The History of Geoconservation. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 300, 269–273. The Geological Society of London 2008.
Jones, C.V. (2005) Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. Proceedings of 4th European Geoparks Network Conference. 2-5th October. Anogia, Crete.
Jones C.V. (2004) Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. Mercian Geologist 16 (1) pp 46-48.
Jones, C.V. (2004) Geology and Landscape Evolution of the Malvern Hills. Jones, C.V. and Oliver, P. (2004) Global Designation for European Geoparks. Down to Earth.
Jones, C.V. and Tilson, E.T. (2003) UKRIGS Conference Report. Earth Heritage. Jones, C.V. (2002) Geology and Landscape Evolution of the Abberley Hills.
Jones, C.V. and Couper, P. (2001) Accessing a Database Revolution. Earth Heritage

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Associate lecturer for the Open University S276 Geology course