Mrs Anna Harrison

Mrs Anna Harrison

Applied Quaternary Geoscientist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3230

E-mail Mrs Anna Harrison


Research interests

Professional association

  •  2004 –2012 : Fellow of the Geological Society, London
  •  2004 – ongoing : Member of Geological Society of Norfolk
  •  2002 – ongoing : Member of the Quaternary Research Association


  •  2012 : Richardson Award (Geologists' Association)
  •  2012 : Lloyd's Science of Risk Prize. Runner up in the Climate Change category.

Current projects and collaboration

  • Geological mapping of Quaternary deposits
  • Science Communication
  • Researching satellite derived soil moisture data
  • Research into the impacts of climate change on UK geohazards such as the shrink swell properties of clays

Published outputs

  • Harrison, A M, Lee, K A, Holbrook, H W, Jones, L D., Freeborough, K A, Grebby, S. 2012b. Satellite derived soil moiture data and shrink swell research: Final report. British Geological Survey Internal Report OR/12/138.
  • Harrison, A M., Freeborough, K A, Lee, K A, Jones, L D, Bateson, L. 2011. Satellite derived soil moisture data and shrink swell research: A scoping report. British Geological Survey Internal Report IR/12/015.
  • Harrison, A,M., Plim, J. 2009. Geohazards & Climate Change: A shrink/swell GIS model. British Geological Survey Internal Report, IR/09/034. 27pp

Key papers

Pennington, C. V. L., Dijkstra, T. A., Lark, M., Dashwood, C., Harrison, A. M., Freeborough, K. A. and Reeves, H. J. (in press). Antecedent precipitation as a potential proxy for landslide incidence in the UK. Third World Landslide Forum 2014.

Pennington, C.V.L. and Harrison, A. M. 2013. 2012 - Landslide Year? Was the increase in UK landslides during 2012 real or apparent?, GeoScientist Magazine. v. 23 (5)pp10-15.

Harrison, A M, Plim, J F M, Harrison, M, Jones, L D, Culshaw, M G. 2012a. The relationship between shrink–swell occurrence and climate in south-east England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 123, 556-575.

Harrison, A. M., M. Harrison, et al. (2010). UK regional scale modelling of natural geohazards and climate change. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Auckland, New Zealand, CRC Press/Balkema.

Candy, Ian; Lee, Jonathan; Harrison, Anna, (eds.) 2008. The Quaternary of northern East Anglia : field guide. Quaternary Research Association. (Quaternary Research Association Field Guide).

Harrison, Anna; Lee, Jonathan. 2008. Blakeney Esker : an exercise in public awareness. In: Candy, I.; Lee, Jonathan; Harrison, Anna, (eds.) The Quaternary of northern East Anglia : field guide. Quaternary Research Association, 223-230. (Quaternary Research Association field guide).

Harrison, A.M.; Morigi, A.N.; Thomas, I.A.; Down, K.E.; Linley, K.A.; Steadman, E.J.; Williams, N.; Lawley, R. 2007. Aggregate supply and demand for sustainable communities : a practical approach to problem-solving [executive summary]. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 20pp. (OR/07/005)

Jarrow, Anna. 2006. Norfolk's glaciers: the Blakeney Esker project. Planet Earth, Winter 2006. 32.