Ms Fiona McEvoy

Ms Fiona McEvoy

Principal Geologist: Radioactive Waste Team

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3583

E-mail Ms Fiona McEvoy


  •  2012 – ongoing : Principal Geologist, Radioactive Waste Team
  •  2009 – ongoing : Head of Skills: Groundwater and Process Modelling
  •  2007 –2009 : Team Leader: Minerals Policy Analysis
  •  2001 –2007 : Economic Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1999 –2000 : MSc Mineral Exploration, University of Leicester
  •  1997 –2001 : Mining Geologist, Arcon Mines Limited, Ireland
  •  1993 –1997 : BSc (Hons) Geology, University College Dublin, Ireland


  • Assessment of metallic mineral potential at regional and deposit scales
  • Mineral potential mapping and exploration targeting, including prospectively modelling in ARCSDM
  • Mineral resource assessment and evaluation (aggregates, industrial minerals and metallic minerals)
  • Regulatory issues associated with minerals extraction
  • Spatial planning related to mineral supply and demand with particular expertise in the safeguarding of mineral resources
  • Stakeholder consultation and mapping, communicating scientific concepts to non-scientists including policy makers, regulators, NGO's and civil society.

Research interests

  • Economic and social aspects of mining and quarrying, in particular: - the public perception of mining - impact of mining on the developing world
  • National and European mineral planning policy and guidance
  • Security of mineral supply, in particular the safeguarding of mineral resources for future generations
  • Stakeholder consultation and communicating science to non-scientists

Current projects and collaboration

  • EU Framework 7: Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation (EO-MINERS)
  • Mineralisation associated with caldera hydrothermal systems in the English Lake District, UK
  • PhD Supervisor ‘ GIS based spatial modelling for improving the sustainability of aggregate mineral supply in England and Wales’ Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy, University of Leeds

Professional association

  • Chartered Geologist (PGeol): Institute of Geologists, Ireland
  • European Geologist (EurGeol): European Federation of Geologists
  • Member of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development

Published outputs

  • NERC Open Research Archive — Fiona McEvoy
  • Bloodworth, A.J., Scott, P. W. And McEvoy, F. M. 2009. Digging the backyard: Mining and quarrying in the UK and their impact on future land use. Land Use Policy (2009).
  • Brown, T, McEvoy, F and Ward, J. 2011. Aggregates in England—Economic contribution and environmental cost of indigenous supply, Resources Policy, Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 295-303.
  • Chengchao Zuo, Mark Birkin, Graham Clarke, Fiona McEvoy, Andrew Bloodworth Modelling the transportation of primary aggregates in England and Wales: Exploring initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. Land Use Policy, Volume 34, September 2013, Pages 112–124.
  • Marker, B.R., Petterson, M.G., McEvoy, F and M.H. Stephenson. Editors: Sustainable minerals operations in the developing world: Geological Society of London: Geological Society of London.
  • McEvoy, F.M., Cowley, J. and Hobden, K. Towards a harmonised policy framework for safeguarding mineral resources in Europe: A national case study from England. 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, 2008.
  • McEvoy, F.M., Hobden, K., Cowley, J., Bee, E.J. and S. Hannis. A guide to mineral safeguarding in England. Commissioned Report CR/07/223.
  • Wrighton, C.E., McEvoy, F.M. and Bust, R. Mineral safeguarding in England: good practice advice. British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/11/046. 28pp.
  • Mathers, S., Waters, C. and F. McEvoy. 2014. Geological maps and models: are we certain how uncertain they are? Abstract in: EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 28 Apr - 2 May 2014.
  • McEvoy, F., West, J. and A. Bloodworth. 2014. A review of approaches for communicating uncertainty in radioactive waste disposal programmes Fiona McEvoy, Julie West, and Andrew Bloodworth. Abstract in: EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 28 Apr - 2 May 2014.