UCL 3DIMPact research group at UCL CEGE


Ms Liz Jones: Principal Teaching Fellow

Ms Liz Jones

Ms Liz Jones



Chadwick Building
Gower Street


  • Principal Teaching Fellow
    Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
    Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL


Liz is a member of the Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology research group. Her research interests are in surveying, GIS and laser scanning, and in pedagogy within HE (specifically in learning and teaching in engineering subjects). She combines her background in archaeology with her technical expertise, through fieldwork and research in landscape archaeology, particularly in the applications of geomatics to the understanding of past environments, predominantly in Egypt.

Liz is engaged in fieldwork and GIS development for the Gurob Harem Palace Project [University of Liverpool, UCL & University of Copenhagen], and she is building a Saqqara GIS with data acquired during fieldwork on the Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project [National Museums of Scotland].  Most recently, she has joined the EES Imbaba Survey team.

Liz has carried out AHRC-funded research into the development of a research-oriented GIS for the site of Saqqara, and conducted a study analysing archaeological and historical evidence for flood events and flood risk within the inner Thames estuary during the Holocene Period. She has also worked on the Kouphovouno Project (nr Sparta, Greece) and the EES Survey of Memphis (Egypt).

She supervises projects on a range of geomatic, geographic and cultural heritage topics, and also on health and safety, and community engagement in the civil engineering industry. Recent projects include: the use of laser scanning for sensor offset determination for hydrographic survey vessels (in conjunction with the Port of London Authority); advising on the development of a GIS for historic salt-production sites in Belize.

She has been awarded studentships to investigate the use of open-source GIS in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, to develop new GIS teaching material and to review personal tutoring in the department.

Award year Qualification Institution
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Academic studies in Higher Education
University College London
2007 MSc
Master of Science
Geographic Information Science
University College London
2005 MA
Master of Arts
University of Liverpool
2003 BA
Bachelor of Arts
Egyptian Archaeology
University College London

Liz Jones is Director of Studies for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) and has oversight of all taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This also includes admissions, outreach, student support, and accreditation.

Liz is a Principal Teaching Fellow and is in the Geomatics Section in CEGE. She specialises in Surveying and GIS, and provides consultancy both in a technical and educational capacity. She also undertakes archaeological fieldwork, and supervises projects relating to applications of GIS to Civil Engineering, Health & Safety in Civil Engineering and the Construction sector, community engagement in Civil Engineering, and diversity and inclusivity in industry and Higher Education.

Liz joined the Geomatics Section of the CEGE department in 2008 after working as a surveyor in the 3D team of Plowman Craven. She completed a BA in Egyptian Archaeology (UCL), MA in Egyptology (Liverpool) and an MSc in GIS (UCL).

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.