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Qualifications

BSc, PhD, C.Eng, M.I.MM, M.RICS, P.G. Cert Ed

About

Areas of Expertise / Modules taught

Lecturer on Geology, Physical Geography, Natural History, MSc Environmental Conservation Management and Forensic science;

  • Engineering and enviromental Geology
  • Environmental modelling for conservation
  • Introductory geographical information systems
  • Analytical techniques
  • Management of Environmental Hazards
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Work Based Learning
  • Biodiversity and Biogeography
  • Science for law enforcement officers
  • Management of Geophysical and geotechnical hazards
  • Techniques and Technology for Forensic Investigation

Experience

Phd in Strata control and rock mechanics and was involved in coal mine gate road design and quantative assessments of both Betws and Taff Merthyr Collieies in the South Wales coal field. I have been a senior lecturer at the University since 1987.

Responsibilities

Award leader for MSc Environmental Conservation Management;
Award leader Integrated Coastal Zone Management;
Work Based Learning organiser for Earth Science Awards;
Representative for University on the Inter University Environmental Networking Panel;
Member of the University of South Wales Quality Audit Committee, for the Faculties of Advanced Technology and for Health, Sport and Science

Publications

Powell G.T.; Reducing risk at Mining Waste Facilities; presented at the International Congress of ISM Aachen; Sept 2013;

Vincent P, Powell G.T., The Law relating to mineral working and minerals landholdings, professional briefing paper for surveyors, Update Addendum; October 2013 RICS

Powell G.T.; Leighfield K.; Abrahams A.; A Cautionary tale for surveyors; PositionIT; Official Journal of GISSA and SAGI; August 2012;

Powell G.T.; Leighfield K.; Lenton S. et al; Minimum Risk; The Land Journal; RICS Journals; November 2011;

Powell G.T.; Leighfield K.; Lenton S; The Mining Waste Directive 2006/21/EC; RICS Practice Standards UK; Information Paper; 2011

Leighfield K.; Powell G.T.; Is there a need for Change? Engineering South Wales; Proceedings of the South Wales Institute of Engineers; 2011

Vincent P, Powell G.T., Leighfield, K; The Law relating to mineral working and minerals landholdings, professional briefing paper for surveyors, RICS, 2008,

Powell G. T.; Lloyd K; Specialist surveyors and the minerals and waste management industry, RICS sponsored research, pub RICS, 2003

Powell G.T.; Leighfield K.; Coal Mining Subsidence in the UK; RMZ Materials and Geoenvironment; International Society for Mine Surveying, Valenje 2002; Vol 49

Rees A; Powell GT; 2000; Waste Strategy Wales; Proceedings of the South Wales Institute of Engineers, vol.108
Local government reorganisation and its impact on mineral planning. Proceedings of the South Wales Institute of Engineers, vol.107. Powell, GT., 1999.

Modelling of underground coalmine gate roadways. 11th International Congress of the International Society for Mine Surveying, Kracow, Poland. 2000 Powell, GT.Lloyd, G, 2000

Memberships

RICS Environment and Resources Professional Group Member and former chair (2006) of Minerals and Waste Management Faculty;
External Examiner, Exeter University, MSc Surveying, Land and Environmental Management;
Member of the RICS UK Educational Standards Board
Chair of the Education and Membership Working Group, RICS Environment and Resources Professional Group;
RICS Assessor for Minerals and Waste Management Professional Group;
Award leader for the RICS accredited award MSc Environmental Conservation Management, University of Glamorgan;
RICS Partnership panel member for Exeter, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cranford and Cardiff Universities;
Consultant for the RICS accredited award, MSc Minerals Surveying and Resource Management at Northumbria University 2008-2010, focussing on Minerals law, Mineral planning and mineral valuation. Productions of 17 distance learning papers;
RICS National representative on International Society of Mine Surveying (ISM) Presidium;
Chair of ISM Commission 3 for Education and RICS National representative for Commission 4 for Geotechnics;
Former RICS examiner for RICS Minerals and Waste Management Professional Group Finals Examinations in Mining Law, Planning Control over Mineral Working, Geotechnics, Minerals Valuation and Minerals Estate Management; 1990-2002;
Former member of the RICS Education and Membership Board; 2000-2002;
Past President (1999-2000) of the South Wales Institute of Engineers

External

Consultant for the RICS accredited award, MSc Minerals Surveying and Resource Management at Northumbria University 2008-2010, focussing on Minerals law, Mineral planning and mineral valuation. Productions of 17 distance learning papers;

Research

Geotechnics and ground control, minerals planning.

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