Mr David Entwisle

Mr David Entwisle

Engineering Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3378

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  •  1983 – ongoing : Engineering Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1980 : BSc (Hons) University of Nottingham


  • Engineering geology
  • Rock and Soil geotechnical laboratory testing and interpretation
  • Trainer: Engineering Geology - Description and classification of rocks and soils

Research interests

  • Clay-pore water interactions
  • Engineering Geology of urban areas
  • Geotechnical behaviour of UK soils and rocks
  • Relationships between geotechnical behaviour and clay mineralogy
  • Shrink-swell behaviour of clay and mudstones

Boards and committees

  •  2010 –2012 : Chairman of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society
  •  2008 – ongoing : Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) Digital data transfer format
  •  2008 –2012 : Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  •  2005 – ongoing : British Standards Institute committee 526/3 Site investigation and ground testing. BS5930 revision sub-committee
  •  2004 – ongoing : Member of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) Laboratories committee

Professional association

  •  2001 – ongoing : Chartered Geologist Fellow of the Geological Society, London

Published outputs

  • Hobbs, P.R.N.; Entwisle, D.C.; Northmore, K.J.; Sumbler, M.G.; Jones, L.D.; Kemp, S.; Self, S.; Barron, M.; Meakin, J.L.. 2012 Engineering geology of British rocks and soils : Lias Group. British Geological Survey, 323pp. (OR/12/032) (Unpublished)
  • Lawrence, D.J.D.; Dean, M.T.; Entwisle, D.C.; Kimbell, G.S.; Butcher, A.. 2011 Geology of the Rothbury district : a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 9 Rothbury. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 38pp. (Explanation (England & Wales Sheet) British Geological Survey).
  • Barron, A.J.M.; Sumbler, M.G.; Morigi, A.N.; Reeves, H.J.; Benham, A.J.; Entwisle, D.C.; Gale, I.N.. 2010 Geology of the Bedford district : a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 203 Bedford. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 38pp. (British Geological Survey sheet explanation (England and Wales), 203).
  • Millward, D.; McCormac, M.; Soper, N.J.; Woodcock, N.H.; Rickards, R.B.; Butcher, A.; Entwisle, D.; Raines, M.G.. 2010 Geology of the Kendal district : a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 39 Kendal. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 34pp. (Explanation (England and Wales Sheet), 39).

Key papers

Busby, J.P.; Entwisle, D.C.; Hobbs, P.R.N.; Jackson, P.D.; Johnson, N.; Lawley, R.S.; Linley, K.A.; Mayr, T.R.; Palmer, R.; Raines, M.G.; Reeves, H.J.; Tucker, S.; Zawadzka, J. 2012.A GIS for the planning of electrical earthing. Quarterly journal of engineering geology and hydrogeology Vol. 45 pt/no 3 (2012), p. 379-390

Dobbs, M.R.; Culshaw, M.G.; Northmore, K.J.; Reeves, H.J.; Entwisle, D.C.. 2012 Methodology for creating national engineering geological maps of the UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 45 (3). 335-347.

Campbell, S.D.G.; Merritt, J.E.; Dochartaigh, B.E.O.; Mansour, M.M.; Hughes, A.G.; Fordyce, F.M.; Entwisle, D.C.; Monaghan, A.A.; Loughlin, S.C. 2010. 3D geological models and their hydrogeological applications : supporting urban development : a case study in Glasgow-Clyde, UK. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften Vol. 161 pt/no 2 (2010) p. 251-262, p. 251-262

Royse, K.R.; Rutter, H.K.; Entwisle, D C. 2009. Property attribution of 3D geological models in the Thames Gateway, London: new ways of visualising geoscientific information : Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 68, pt 1, p. 1-16.

Entwisle, D C; Wildman, G; Campbell, S D G ; Merritt, J E; Self, S J; Monaghan, A A; Reeves, H J. 2008. 3D geological modelling and geotechnical GIS for planning and development: an example from Glasgow, UK : In: Cities and their underground environment : 11 European of International Association for Engineering Geology, Madrid, Spain, 15-19 September. European Conference of the International Association for Engineering Geology, p. 44 - 49.

Northmore, K J; Jefferson, I; Jackson, P D, Eentwisle, D C; Milodowski, A E; Raines, M R; Gunn, D A; Boardman, D I; Zoumpakis, A; Nelder, L M ; Rogers, C D F; Dixon, N; Smalley, I J. 2008. On-site characterisation of loessic deposits in Kent, UK : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Engineering 161, no 1, p. 3-17

  • Dobbs, Marcus; Reeves, Helen; Northmore, Kevin; Entwisle, David. 2010 Engineering geology maps of the UK. Earthwise, 26. 50-51.
  • Campbell, Seumas; Monaghan, Alison; Entwisle, David; Merritt, Joanne; Browne, Michael. 2008 Geoscience for decision making. Geoconnexion UK, 6 (1). 22-23.
  • Merritt, J.E.; Monaghan, A.A.; Entwisle, D.C.; Hughes, A.G.; Campbell, S.D.G.; Browne, M.A.E.. 2007 3D attributed models for addressing environmental and engineering geoscience problems in areas of urban regeneration : a case study in Glasgow, UK. First Break, 25. 79-84.
  • Royse, Katherine; Entwisle, David; Price, Simon; Terrington, Ricky; Venus, Jo. 2006 Gateway to Olympic success. Geoscientist, 16 (5). 4-10.