Mrs Katy Freeborough

Mrs Katy Freeborough

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3014

E-mail Mrs Katy Freeborough


  •  2001 – ongoing : Geoscientist, BGS, Keyworth
  •  2000 –2001 : Temporary Work: Environment Agency, Nottingham
  •  1998 –1999 : Work Placemement: Environment Agency, Nottingham
  •  1996 –2000 : BSc Physical Geography, Coventry University

Research interests

  • Landslides of the UK
  • Manager of the National Landslide Database
  • Shrink-Swell Clays of the UK and the Urban Environment
  • Dissolution and Karst Geohazards
  • Communicating science to the public: Science and Engineering Ambassador

Published outputs

  • NERC Open Research Archive — Katy Freeborough
  • 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).
  • Ridgway, J.; Bee, E.; Breward, N.; Cave, M.; Chenery, S.; Gowing, C.; Harrison, I.; Hodgkinson, E.; Humphreys, B.; Ingham, M.; Jarrow, A.; Jenkins, G.; Kim, A.; Lister, R.T.; Milodowski, A.; Pearson, S.; Rowlands, K.; Spiro, B.; Strutt, M.; Turner, P.; Vane, C. 2012. The Mersey Estuary : sediment geochemistry. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 206pp. (RR/10/002)
  • Jenkins, G.O.; Freeborough, K.A.; Morgan, D.J.R. 2010. Landslide nature and distribution on the Market Rasen 1:50k geological sheet. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 11pp. (OR/10/013)

Key papers

Hobbs, P.; Gibson, A.; Jones, L.; Poulton, C.; Jenkins, G.; Pearson, S.; Freeborough, K. 2010. Monitoring coastal change using terrestrial LiDAR. In: Fleming, Claire; Marsh, Stuart; Giles, Jeremy, (eds.) Elevation models for geoscience. Geological Society of London, 117-127. (Geological Society Special Publications, 345).

Freeborough, K.A.; Gibson, A.D.; Hall, M.; Poulton, C.; Wildman, G.; Forster, A.; Burt, E. 2006. Landslide and mass movement processes and their distribution in the Wellington district of Somerset. Geoscience in south-west England - Proceedings of the Ussher Society, 11 (2). 139-144.

Rawlins, Barry G.; Kemp, Simon J.; Hodgkinson, Emily H.; Riding, James B.; Vane, Christopher H.; Poulton, Catherine; Freeborough, Katy. 2006. Potential and pitfalls in establishing the provenance of earth-related samples in forensic investigations. Journal of Forensic Science, 51 (4). 832-845. 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00152.x