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Dr Dave Giles

Principal Lecturer

Dave Giles
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Biography

I am a graduate of the Portsmouth Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree with over 30 years’ experience in academia and industry working at the BGS and with Mott MacDonald, teaching at Portsmouth since 1991. My principal teaching and research areas include glacial and periglacial engineering geology, engineering geomorphology, landslides and slope stability, contaminated land, hazard and risk, geohazard management and remediation, spatial data modelling and geographical information systems, geostatistical techniques, remote sensing and image analysis. I am particularly interested in computer modelling with a PhD in Computer-Based Modelling and Analysis in Engineering Geology.

I am an active member of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, currently the Vice Chair becoming Chair in 2016, a Scrutineer for Chartered Geologist applicants and an active member of Geological Society Working Parties including UK Geohazards, Glacial and Periglacial Engineering Geology and the Engineering Geology of Artificial 

Research Interests

My principal research interests include engineering geomorphology, landslides and slope instability as well as geotechnical risk assessment and geotechnical computer modelling.

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