Mrs Laura James

Mrs Laura James

Assistant Scientific Officer

Location: Cardiff

Tel: 029 2052 1962

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Biography

  •  1999 : BSc University of Glamorgan, Geoscience
  •  2004 : Assistant Scientific Officer, British Geological Survey
  •  2008 : MSc University of Glamorgan, Environmental Planning

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2016 – ongoing : Quality Assurance checking of 3D Geological models
  •  2014 – ongoing : Collection, organisation and recording of borehole data from Local Authorities
  •  2013 – ongoing : Management and collation of complex national datasets
  •  2013 – ongoing : ArcGIS capture and digitisation of spatial data on a national scale
  • – ongoing Communicating Science to the public

Research interests

  • Geoscience
  • Environmental Planning

Experience

  •  2015 –2016 : Geothermal feasibility study of Cardiff. Building a 3D model.
  •  2013 –2015 : Analysis and interpretation of coal property data from South Wales
  •  2011 –2012 : South Wales RIGS Project
  •  2009 –2015 : Populating the Mines and Quarries Database (BritPits) for the Wales region
  •  2012 –2015 : Populating the National Coal Properties Database as part of the SEREN project
  •  2014 : Input data into the National Landslide Database. Making contact with councils about accessing data.
  •  2014 – ongoing : Populating the National Karst Database (NKD)for parts of the South Wales region.

Awards

  •  2007 : RICS Environmental Award for Research 2007: Second prize

Published outputs

  • 1. D Boon, G Farr, A Patton, R Kendall, L James, C Abesser, J Busby, D Schoļ¬eld, D White, D Gooddy, D James, B Williams, D Tucker, S Knowles, and G Harcombe. 2016. The contribution of geology and groundwater studies to city-scale ground heat network strategies: A case study from Cardiff, UK. Talk abstract EGU 2016.