Areas of expertise

  • Applied Informatics
  • Water Science and Engineering


Ellis graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2018 with an MSci degree in Geology. As part of this degree, Ellis spent a year studying at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada where he undertook research involving GIS and Remote Sensing methods. His MSci research project involved applying 3D visualization software to the geological mapping process, this research was co-supervised by the British Geological Survey.

Following the completion of his MSci degree, Ellis worked as a Geo-Environmental Consultant where he developed an interest in Contaminated Land Management and Brownfield Redevelopment.

Ellis is now studying for his PhD at Cranfield University but based at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham.

Current activities

Ellis' research is focussed on developing spatial decision support tools for brownfield redevelopment applications. This involves the use of spatial and numerical modelling methods to characterize and quantify ground risk in relation to contamination and land instability issues. Methods incorporating Machine Learning are also being investigated as part of this research.

Ellis' research is sponsored by NERC through the CENTA Doctoral Training Partnership. In addition to this, this CASE PhD Studentship is also sponsored by the following industry partners; WSP, Groundsure, and Homes England.


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