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Ms Liz Jones
Chadwick Building
Gower Street
  • Principal Teaching Fellow
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Liz Jones is Director of Studies in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, responsible for all teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level - and is a Principal Teaching Fellow. Prior to this she was Undergraduate Team Leader for the BEng & MEng Engineering (Civil) degrees and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor. She was also Connected Curriculum Fellow for the Engineering Faculty, Departmental Adviser to Women Students, E-Learning Champion and Editor of the UCL Women in Engineering website.

Liz joined the Geomatics Section of the CEGE department in 2008 after working as a surveyor in the 3D team of Plowman Craven. She completed a BA in Egyptian Archaeology (UCL), MA in Egyptology (Liverpool) and an MSc in GIS (UCL).

Liz provides consultancy both in a technical and educational capacity. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Summary

Liz is a member of the Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology research group. Her research interests are in land surveying, GIS and laser scanning, and in pedagogy within HE (specifically in learning and teaching in engineering subjects). She combines her background in archaeology with her technical expertise, through fieldwork and research in landscape archaeology, particularly in the applications of geomatics to the understanding of past environments, predominantly in Egypt.

Liz is engaged in fieldwork and GIS development for the Gurob Harem Palace Project [University of Liverpool, UCL & University of Copenhagen], and she is building a Saqqara GIS with data acquired during fieldwork on the Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project [National Museums of Scotland].  Most recently, she has joined the EES Imbaba Survey team.

Liz has carried out AHRC-funded research into the development of a research-oriented GIS for the site of Saqqara, and conducted a study analysing archaeological and historical evidence for flood events and flood risk within the inner Thames estuary during the Holocene Period. She has also worked on the Kouphovouno Project (nr Sparta, Greece) and the EES Survey of Memphis (Egypt).

She supervises projects on a range of geomatic, geographic and cultural heritage topics, and also on health and safety in the civil engineering industry. Recent projects include: the use of laser scanning for sensor offset determination for hydrographic survey vessels (in conjunction with the Port of London Authority); advising on the development of a GIS for historic salt-production sites in Belize.

She has been awarded studentships to investigate the use of open-source GIS in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, to develop new GIS teaching material and to review personal tutoring in the department.

Teaching Summary

Liz is the module leader for the following undergraduate modules [specific teaching contribution is shown in parentheses]:
  • CEGE104P: Engineering Toolkit I (GIS)
  • CEGE203P: Design & Professional Skills 2, including the Roads setting out scenario (GIS, Surveying, Health & Safety (CDM))
  • CEGE206P: Surveying & Field Studies, the Lampeter 2-week residential field course (surveying, health & safety)
And for the postgraduate module:

  • CEGEG063: Principles and Practice of Surveying (Land Survey, GNSS)

In addition to this she contributes to the following modules:

  • MSc Extended Survey Project (GNSS & Surveying)
  • MSc Hydro. Survey Gravesend Field Course (GNSS & Surveying)
  • Applications of BIM (Measured Building Survey)
  • Terrestrial Data Acquisition (Laser Scanning)
  • Year 2 Wind Farm Scenario (GIS)
  • 4th Year Integrated Design Project (Academic Client)
  • Year 3 Research Project (Supervisor)
  • MSc Research Project (Supervisor)
Liz was also responsible for the design and delivery of the Geomatics curriculum for the undergraduate Civil Engineering programme at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. She has also contributed to a number external programmes (see the Achievements tab for more details).

01-SEP-2014 Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-APR-2011 Adviser to Women Students Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2011 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Academic studies in Higher Education University College London
2007 MSc Master of Science – Geographic Information Science University College London
2005 MA Master of Arts – Egyptology University of Liverpool
2003 BA Bachelor of Arts – Egyptian Archaeology University College London
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