Dr. Jack G. Williams
Dr. Jack G. Williams is a post-doctoral research associate at the 3D Geospatial Data Processing research group at the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg.
- Near-continuous (4D) LiDAR monitoring of geomorphic change
- Landslide hazard and risk
- Rock slope failure
2017 – 2018
0.25 FTE: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Coastal Behaviour and Rates of Activity (COBRA) research project, Department of Geography, Durham University. Funded by ICL Fertilisers UK Ltd.
0.75 FTE: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Earthquake-Triggered Landslides in Nepal research project, Department of Geography, Durham University. Funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
2012 – 2017
Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Durham University
Thesis: Insights into Rockfall from Constant 4D Monitoring
Supervisors: Prof. N.J. Rosser and Prof. R.J. Hardy
Examiners: Prof. D. Stead (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Dr M.-H. Derron (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Department of Geography Studentship, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
07/2015 – 06/2016
Research Associate, Department of Geography, Durham University (0.50 FTE)
Intertidal Erosion Monitoring of the River Thames, City of London. Project undertaken for Partrac Ltd, working for and on behalf of Thames Water Ltd.
07/2015 – 12/2015
Research Associate as Research Co-Investigator, Durham University (0.50 FTE) Characterising the post-seismic behaviour of damaged slopes - Nepal 2015. (NE/N007689/1).
07/2011 – 09/2011
Intern, National Society for Earthquake Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- 2009 – 2012 B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) Geography, Durham University (2012 W.B. Fisher Prize) Dissertation: Landslide-inducing rainfall characteristics in Nepal and their use in early warning systems, as captured by TRMM and rain gauge data
- Williams, J.G., Rosser, N.J., Hardy, R.J., Brain, M.J. and Afana, A.A. 2018. Optimising 4-D surface change detection: an approach for capturing rockfall magnitude–frequency. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(1), 101-119.
- Williams, J.G., Rosser, N.J., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J., Oven, K.J., Densmore, A.L., Milledge, D.G., Robinson, T.R., Jordan, C.J. and Dijkstra, T.A. 2018. Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18(1), 185-205.
- Robinson, T.R., Rosser, N.J., Densmore, A.L., Williams, J.G., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J. and Bell, H.J. 2017. Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landslide intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17(9), 1521-1540.