Mr Simon Price

Mr Simon Price Team Leader Urban Geoscience

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3326

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  •  2008 –current :  Team Leader for Urban Geoscience
  •  2001 –2008 :  Project leader, 3D modeller and geological surveyor for applied geoscience projects
  •  2000 –2001 :  MSc with Distinction University of Manchester (Applied and Environmental Geoscience including thesis with URS Dames & Moore)
  •  1997 –2000 :  Petroleum Geologist, (Fugro Robertson)
  •  1994 –1997 :  BSc (Hons) University of Birmingham, Geology


  •  3D geological modelling
  •  Digital field data capture
  •  GIS
  •  Geological mapping

Research interests

  •  Artificial ground, anthropogenic land use change and the Anthropocene
  •  Integrated geological and anthropogenic 3D modelling of the urban subsurface (including utilities and buried infrastructure)
  •  Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and surface water flooding
  •  Urban Geoscience and archaeology
  •  Urban surface water and groundwater interactions

Professional association

  •  Chartered and European Geologist (CGeol EurGeol)
  •  Council member of the Yorkshire Geological Society
  •  Fellow of the Geological Society
  •  Member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the Subcomission on Quaternary Stratigraphy
  •  Member of the British Hydrological Society
  •  Member of the Quaternary Research Association

Current projects and collaboration

  •  Application of 3D geological models for aquifer recharge and vulnerability assessments
  •  Artificial ground characterisation including archaeology with partners at the University of York and the Norwegian Geological Survey
  •  Integrated 3D geological modelling in support of regeneration in Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Glasgow, Durham, Darlington, York, Thames Gateway, Swansea-Neath-Port-Talbot and Doncaster
  •  National and international geological surveys and digital field data capture including UAE (inc Dubai), Yorkshire and Lancashire
  •  Project partner and expert panel member for EPSRC Urban Futures and Mapping the Underworld projects
  •  Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) including partners at the universities of Abertay, Birmingham and Middlesex

Published outputs

Key papers

CULSHAW, M G and PRICE, S J. 2011. The 2010 Hans Cloos lecture - The contribution of urban geology to the development, regeneration and conservation of cities. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Volume 70, Number 3, 333-376

PRICE, S J, FORD, J R, COOPER, A H and NEAL, C. 2011. Humans as major geological and geomorphological agents in the Anthropocene: the significance of artificial ground in Great Britain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 369, 1056-1084

PRICE, S J, BURKE, H F, TERRINGTON, R L, REEVES, H J, BOON, D, and SCHEIB, A J. 2010. The 3D characterisation of the zone of human interaction and the sustainable use of underground space in urban and peri-urban environments: case studies from the UK. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (ZDGG), Vol. 161, 219-235.

PRICE, S J, TERRINGTON, R L, BURKE, H F, CROFTS, D, and THORPE, S. 2008a. The 3D geological and anthropogenic history of the Mersey Corridor. Extended abstracts of the 2nd International GSI3D Conference, Nottingham, UK, 12-13.

LELLIOTT, M R, BRIDGE, D M, KESSLER, H, PRICE, S J, and SEYMOUR, K J. 2006. The application of 3D geological modelling to aquifer recharge assessments in an urban environment. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol. 39, 293-302.

ROYSE, K R, ENTWISLE, D C, PRICE, S J, TERRINGTON, R L, and VENUS, J H. 2006. Gateway to Olympic success. Geoscientist, Vol. 16, 4-10.