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Prof Julian Murton

Post:Professor of Permafrost Science (Geography)
Location:CHICHESTER 1 CI148
Email:J.B.Murton@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8293 or 7238
UK:01273 678293 or 01273 877238
International:+44 1273 678293 or +44 1273 877238

Research expertise:
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Biography

2012-17    Editor, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes

1996-        Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader & Professor, Geography, University of Sussex

1994-96    University of Wales Research Fellow, Earth Sciences, Cardiff University

1994         Post-Doctoral Fellow, Geology, University of Ottawa

1992-93   Research Associate, Earth Sciences, Carleton University

1993        PhD Geology, University of Ottawa

1988        BSc Geography & Geology, King's College London

 

Community and Business

Julian carries out consultancy in engineering geology of periglacial and permafrost terrains and served as a member of Steering Group & Working Party, Periglacial & Glacial Engineering Geology of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society.

Recent consultancy projects include those for:

  • HS2 phase one (UK)
  • Mott MacDonald (UK)
  • Hovertrans Solutions Pte (Alaska)
  • Arup (UK)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Nova

To support his consultancy work in engineering geology, Julian has co-authored two state-of-the-are reviews:

Giles DP, Griffiths JS, Evans DJA, Murton JB. 2017. Geomorphological framework: glacial and periglacial sediments, structures and landforms. In Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains – Engineering Group Working Party Report, Griffiths JS & Martin CJ (eds). Geological Society, London, Engineering Group Special Publications, 28, 59–368. https://doi.org/10.1144/EGSP28.3

Murton JB, Ballantyne CK. 2017. Periglacial and permafrost ground models for Great Britain. In Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains – Engineering Group Working Party Report, Griffiths JS & Martin CJ (eds). Geological Society, London, Engineering Group Special Publications, 28, 501–597. https://doi.org/10.1144/EGSP28.5