The Engineering Geology Team are responsible for landslide research, ground investigations, land instability monitoring and rock testing
Unstable geology, rainfall, earthquakes, environmental change and human landscape modification result in active landscapes. Understanding the mechanisms and causes of landslides provides fundamental knowledge about evolving landscapes and essential information for safety.
Our research is devoted to the investigation of landslides (on land and under water) and the mitigation of their risks. We study their formation, movement processes, role in landscape evolution, and the development of measures to limit their impacts and consequences. Landslide and engineering geology research provides underpinning information for civil engineering, slope and foundation design, and the hazard component necessary for risk assessment.