Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan D. Paul

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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I am a numerate geoscientist, currently working on the NERC-funded Landslide EVO project, which aims to increase resilience to natural (hydrological) hazards in western Nepal.

Research interests

  • Use and definition of `citizen science' in hydrology and water resources
  • Development of low-cost sensor networks
  • Response of rivers to tectonic perturbation (e.g. dynamic topography)
  • Hydrogeology of fractured aquifers, in particular UK Chalk and oolitic limestone
  • The interface between science and art, in particular geology and literature

CV summary

2017 - : Research Associate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

2014 - 2016 : PDRA, Earth Sciences, Cambridge then UCL

2010 - 2014 : PhD (dissertation entitled "Dynamic Topography and Drainage of Africa and Madagascar"), Earth Sciences (Bullard Labs), University of Cambridge

2006 - 2010 : MSci (= BSc MSc) Geophysics (1st Class Hons), Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London

An incomplete list of my publications is below; please consult Google scholar for the exhaustive list, and email me for pdf copies.



Uprety M, Ochoa-Tocachi BF, Paul JD, et al., 2019, Improving water resources management using participatory monitoring in a remote mountainous region of Nepal, Journal of Hydrology Regional Studies, Vol:23, ISSN:2214-5818

Zogheib C, Ochoa-Tocachi BF, Paul JD, et al., 2018, Exploring a water data, evidence, and governance theory, Water Security, Vol:4-5, ISSN:2468-3124, Pages:19-25

Paul J, Watson N, Tuckwell E, 2018, Comparison between scarp and dip-slope rivers of the Cotswold Hills, UK, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, ISSN:0016-7878

Paul JD, Buytaert W, Allen S, et al., 2017, Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Vol:5, ISSN:2049-1948

Paul JD, 2017, Correlations between rock and water characteristics of the Inferior Oolite aquifer, central Cotswolds, UK, Journal of Hydrology, Vol:548, ISSN:0022-1694, Pages:448-457

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