School of Earth and Environment

Jared West Dr Jared West

Deputy Head of School: Associate Professor: Hydrogeology

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 35253
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Room: 9.151
PA details: Cara Healy +44(0) 113 34 36461

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience

Geomechanics Research Group


My research addresses physical and geophysical approaches to the characterization of fluid flow (groundwater, hydrocarbons) and contaminant movement in the subsurface, utilising hydraulic (pumping) and tracer tests, geophysical logging and geoelectrical techniques. Laboratory studies are conducted to characterise fundamental physico-chemical mechanisms underlying field-scale hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical responses, and relate geophysical properties with hydrological, petrophysical, geotechnical or geochemical variables.

Research funding: NERC, European Commission and private sector.

Teaching Interests

Over 20 years experience teaching Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, covering groundwater and ground contamination topics, field teaching and MSc dissertation project supervision.