Dr Joel C Gill FGS

International Development Geoscientist, 

United Kingdom

English, Spanish
United Kingdom

Research Focus

I am an interdisciplinary geoscientist, integrating natural and social science approaches to address issues relating to sustainable development and disaster risk reduction (DRR). I have a degree in Natural Sciences (Cambridge, 2008), a Masters in Engineering Geology (Leeds, 2010), and a PhD in Geography – Natural Hazards (King’s College London, 2016). My current role at the British Geological Survey involves:
(i) Supporting a broad range of geoscience-for-development initiatives, underpinning them with guidance on good development practice, monitoring and evaluation, research ethics, and research communications.
(ii) Designing and delivering multi-hazards research aiming to reduce disaster risk, with a particular focus on urban environments and Global South contexts.


  • Geoscience for Sustainable Futures (BGS ODA Programme)
  • Tomorrow's Cities - GCRF Urban Disaster Risk Transitions Hub
  • Tomorrow's Cities - Urban Disaster Risk Transitions (https://tomorrowscities.org)


  • International Development Geoscientist
  • Multi-Hazards Researcher

Global goals

Target 1.5
Target 11.5
Target 11.B
Target 17.6

Professional Organisations

  • Fellow and Trustee, Geological Society of London
  • Executive Director, Geology for Global Development
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy


  • United Kingdom

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