Dr Jonathan Busby

Dr Jonathan Busby

Team Leader Renewables and Energy Security

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3440

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  •  2008 : Team Leader of Renewables and Energy Security
  •  2001 : Deputy Skills Leader Geophysics and Marine Geology
  •  1992 –2008 : Principal Scientist: Applied geophysics
  •  1979 –1982 : PhD University of Leicester, The optimization and interpretation of induced polarization surveys in Cyprus
  •  1976 –1979 : BSc (Hons) 1st class, University of Southampton, Geophysical Sciences


  • Applied geophysics
  • Geothermal resource estimation
  • Leadership of collaborative research projects
  • Potential field geophysical interpretation

Research interests

  • Applied geophysics for monitoring/predicting cliff collapse
  • Applied resistivity maps
  • Geothermal resources of the UK
  • Sustainability of ground source heat pumps
  • UK heat flow

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  • Chartered Geologist
  • Fellow of the Geological Society, London

Published outputs

Key papers

Busby J. P., Entwisle D., Hobbs P., Jackson P., Johnson N., Lawley R., Linley K., Mayr T., Palmer R., Raines M., Reeves H., Tucker S. and Zawadzka J. 2012. A GIS for planning electrical earthing. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v 45, 379-390.

BUSBY, J., KINGDON, A. AND WILLIAMS, J., 2011 The measured shallow temperature field in Britain. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v 44, 373-387. .

BUSBY, J., WHITE, J. C. AND BEAMISH, D.. 2011 . An assessment of the ability to derive regional resistivity maps from geological mapping data. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v 44, 389-396.

BUSBY, J. P., AKHURST, M. C. AND WALKER, A. S. D. 2009.A new high-resolution aeromagnetic dataset over central Ayrshire: insights into the concealed geology. Scottish Journal of Geology, v 45 Part 1, 1-12.

BUSBY, J. P., LEWIS, M., REEVES, H. AND LAWLEY, R., 2009. Initial geological conditions before installing ground source heat pump systems. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v 42, 295-306.

BUSBY, J. P. AND JACKSON, P. 2006. The application of time-lapse azimuthal apparent resistivity measurements for the prediction of coastal cliff failure. Journal of Applied Geophysics, v. 59, 261-272.

BUSBY, J. P. AND SMITH, N. J. P. 2001. The nature of the Variscan basement in southeast England: evidence from integrated potential field modeling. Geological Magazine, v. 138, 669-685.

BUSBY, J. P. 2000. The effectiveness of azimuthal apparent resistivity measurements as a method for determining fracture strike orientations. Geophysical Prospecting, v. 48, 677-695.