Mrs Hannah Jordan

Mrs Hannah Jordan

Geomorphologist/ Geohazard Specialist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3348

E-mail Mrs Hannah Jordan


  •  2010 : MA University of Oxford, Geography
  •  2007 – ongoing : Geohazard Specialist, British Geological Survey
  •  2006 : MSc University of Oxford, Environmental Geomorphology
  •  2005 : BA (Hons) University of Oxford, Geography

Current projects and collaboration

  • Coastal and inland landslide mapping and characterisation
  • EU FP7 PanGeo and SubCoast Projects
  • Geomorphological and sedimentological impacts of the 2011 Japanese tsunami
  • Landslide Daily Hazard Assessment and Natural Hazards Partnership
  • New technologies in geohazard mapping and inventory


  •  2016 : Shortlisted for the Lloyds Science of Risk Prize 2016
  •  2012 : Shortlisted for the Lloyds Science of Risk Prize 2012
  •  2009 : Crown Estate-Caird Research Fellow in association with the Crown Estate and National Maritime Museum
  •  2006 : Awarded the Brochues Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford

Research interests

  • Coastal and landslide geohazards
  • Geohazard mapping technologies


  • Coastal and landslide hazard geosciences research
  • ESRI ArcGIS, Socetset 3D landscape visualisation
  • Field expertise: geomorphological mapping, geohazard investigation, digital data capture, terrestrial LIDAR operation, Leica SmartRover GPS operation

Professional association

  • British Society for Geomorphology, Member

Published outputs

Key papers

Jordan, H., Holbrook, H., Lawley, R. 2016. Early Holocene geomorphology of the Great Yarmouth area, Norfolk, UK. Journal of Maps. 10.1080/17445647.2016.1169951

Jordan, H., Hamilton, K., Lawley, R., Price, S. 2016. Anthropogenic contribution to the geological and geomorphological record: A case study from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK. Geomorphology, 253: 534-546.

Cigna, F., Jordan, H., Bateson, L., McCormack, H., Roberts, C. 2014. Natural and Anthropogenic Geohazards in Greater London Observed from Geological and ERS-1/2 and ENVISAT Persistent Scatterers Ground Motion Data: Results from the EC FP7-SPACE PanGeo Project. Pure and Applied Geophysics. DOI 10.1007/s00024-014-0927-3.

Evans, H., Foster, C., Jordan, C. 2012. SIGMA and hazard mapping: the Japanese tsunami and UK landslides. SIGMA Workshop, Keyworth, UK, 22nd March 2012.

Evans, H., Pennington, C., Jordan, C., Foster, C. In Press. Mapping a nation’s landslides: a novel, multi-stage methodology for landslide mapping and inventory within the UK. Proceedings of the Second World Landslide Forum, Rome, Italy 3rd-9th October 2011. Springer-Verlag Special Issue.

Tappin, D., Evans, H., Jordan, C., Richmond, B., Suguwara, D., Goto, K. Accepted. The impact of the Tohoku-oki tsunami in the Sendai area, Japan: interpretations of before and after satellite images and videos. Sedimentary Geology Special Issue.

Evans, H. M., Lee, J. R., Riding, J. B. 2011. A thrust-stacked origin for inter-stratified till sequences: an example from Weybourne town pit, North Norfolk, UK. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk, 61. 23-49.

Evans, H., Boon, D. 2011. Landslides of the North York Moors. Bilsdale Study Group Seminar, North Yorkshire, UK, 24th May 2011.

Evans, H., Lee, J., Phillips, E., Riding, J., Booth, S. 2011. Active ice sheet retreat, polyphase glaciotectonic deformation and landform development: the Middle Pleistocene British Ice Sheet in North Norfolk, UK. Geological Society of Norfolk Invited lecture, Norwich UK, 20th January 2011.

Evans, H., Tappin, D., Jordan, C. 2011. Understanding Giant Waves. Planet Earth.

Jordan, C., Evans, H., Tappin, D., Suguwara, D., Goto, K. 2011. Integrated remote sensing and fieldwork in the aftermath of the Japan Tohoku Tsunami. Geological Society Remote Sensing Group Meeting, London, UK, 6th-9th December 2011.

Phillips, E., Lee, J., Evans, H. (Editors). 2011. Glacitectonism: a guide to the description and analysis of glacitectonic deformation structures with case studies from Norfolk, England. Quaternary Research Association Field Guide. ISBN 0 907 780 830, ISSN 0261 3611.

EVANS, H. 2010. Geomorphic evolution of the Great Yarmouth coastal system: environmental and anthropogenic interactions. WOODROFFE, S. A., LONG, A. J., SHENNAN, I., ROBERTS, D. H. (Editors) Sea-level Changes: the Science of a Changing World. Quaternary Research Association Annual Discussion Meeting: Abstract Volume. Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham, UK

EVANS, H. 2010. Geomorphic evolution of the Great Yarmouth coastal system: human-environment interactions. National Maritime Museum Seminar. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

EVANS, H. 2010. Geomorphic evolution of the Great Yarmouth coastal system: spit sediment dynamics and forcing mechanisms. The Crown Estate Marine Estate Report Series.

EVANS, H, Lee, J R, Phillips, E R, Riding, J B. 2009. A thrust-stacked glaciotectonic model for till sequences at Weybourne Town Pit, North Norfolk, UK. In: KNIGHT, J. VII International Drumlin Symposium, Westport, Ireland: Abstract Volume. University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

EVANS, H. 2009. Geomorphic evolution of the Great Yarmouth coastal system: human-environment interactions. In: EVANS, J., WEEKS, L., CHENERY, C., BULLOCK-VON MOOS, B. United Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Biennial Conference: Abstract Volume. NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory and the Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

PENNINGTON, C, EVANS, H, FOSTER, C. 2009. Landslides of the area around Chesterfield, Geological Sheet 112. British Geological Survey Open Report 09/022. British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK, 23pp

BOON, D, EVANS, H. 2008. Walkover survey of a landslide on the A57 (Snake Pass) road at Cowms Moor, Derbyshire in January 2008. British Geological Survey Open Report 08/006. British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK, 19pp

EVANS, H. 2007. Report of a walkover survey and desk study of rock exposures within southwest England. British Geological Survey Open Report 07/018. British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK, 27pp

ROBERTS, M, EVANS, H. 2006. Pre-eruption seismicity beneath Vatnajökull ice-cap, Iceland: artefact or reality? 37th Nordic Seminar on Detection Seismology, Nesjavellir, Iceland

EVANS, H. 2004. Barrier beach morphodynamics at Slapton Sands, south Devon: the effect of storm events. Oxford University Geomorphology Seminar Series