Helen Burke

3D geological modeller and surveyor

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3053

E-mail Helen Burke

Published outputs

  • H. F. BURKE, D. J Morgan, H. Kessler and A H Cooper. 2010. A 3D geological model of the superficial deposits of the Holderness area. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/09/132.
  • Imbricate thrust stack model for the formation of glaciotectonic rafts: an example from the Middle Pleistocene of north Norfolk, UK. BURKE, H. F., Phillips, E., Lee, J. R., Wilkinson, I. P., Balson, P. S. Submitted to Boreas, September 2008.
  • Lee, J.R., Bateman, M.D., BURKE, H.F., Hitchens, S., Morigi, A., Phillips, E. 2011. Geological notes for the Quaternary deposits of the Thetford District (1:50 000 Sheet 174). British Geological Survey Internal Report, IR/08/70. 37pp.
  • Thomas, R.J.; Leslie, A.B.; BURKE, H.F.; Lee, J.R.; Farrant, A.R.; Price, S. 2012. Geology of the Ghantoot 1:100 000 map sheet, 100-11, United Arab Emirates. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 44pp.
  • Burke, H.F.; Gow, H.V.; Cripps, C.; Thorpe, S.; Hough, E.; Hughes, L.; Horabin, C.G.. 2016 The 3D Quaternary geology of the area around Thornton, Cheshire. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 25pp. (OR/16/056) (Unpublished)
  • Burke, H. F., Hughes, L., Wakefield, O. J. W., Entwisle, D. C., Waters, C. N., Myers, A., Thorpe, S., Terrington, R., Kessler, H., and Horabin, C. 2015. A 3D geological model for B90745 North Trans Pennine Electrification East between Leeds and York. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 28pp. (CR/15/004N) (Unpublished)
  • Burke, H., Hough, E., Morgan, D. J. R., Hughes, L. and Lawrence, D. J. Approaches to inform redevelopment of brownfield sites: an example from the Leeds area of the West Yorkshire coalfield, UK. Land Use Policy, Sept 2015
  • Mathers, S. J., Burke, H.F., Terrington, R. L.; Thorpe, S., Dearden, R. A., Williamson, J. P. and Ford, J. R. 2014. A geological model of London and the Thames Valley, southeast England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 125 (4). 373-382. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.09.001


  • 1999 –2003 : BGS Central Enquiries desk and GeoReport compilation; etablished Ask About Geology service
  • 1995 –1998 : Single Honours Geology Degree, University of Leicester

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • 2008 – ongoing : C. Geol


  • 2003 – ongoing : Constructing digital 3D models using GSI3D software, both commissioned and for scientific research.
  • 2004 – ongoing : Geological surveying, specialising in lowland UK Quaternary. Areas surveyed include: Norfolk, Vale of York and Anglesey. Plus two field seasons mapping in the United Arab Emirates (2010)