director of engineering geology,
Helen Reeves is an engineering geologist with 19 years’ post graduate experience in engineering geology research, with over 30 papers in engineering geological mapping, rock mass characterisation, geohazard mapping and geomechanics. She gained her undergraduate Geological Sciences degree from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Engineering Geology and a PhD from the University of Durham. Currently, Helen is the Science Director for Engineering Geology & Infrastructure at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and leads the £3m annual NERC/BGS Engineering Geology research programme investigating the: processes and the spatial distribution of shallow geohazards in the UK (particularly landslides and subsidence); geotechnical & geophysical properties of the UK land mass and urban geoscience challenges in cities. Helen was awarded the Geological Society’s Engineering Geology Group Award in 2015 and the Yorkshire Geological Society’s Bisat Award in 2017.