Dr Jon Carey FGS, CGeol, FRGS, CGeog (Geomorph)

Dr Jon Carey

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor in Applied Geoscience

Jon studies landslide failure mechanisms and fault behaviour in response to elevated pore fluid pressures and earthquake shaking. His research combines specialist laboratory testing with field monitoring and remote sensing to better understand slope failure and fault movement processes in both terrestrial and marine environments.


  • PhD - Landslide mechanisms, University of Durham
  • MSc - Geomorphology and Environmental change, University of Durham
  • BSc - Physical Geography, University of Durham


  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental and Engineering Geoscience

Other activities

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS)
  • Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
  • Chartered European Geologist (EurGeol) – European Geological Association
  • Chartered Geologist (CGeol) – Geological Society of London
  • Chartered Geomorphologist (CGeog (Geomorph)) – Royal Geographical Society
  • Editor – Landslides


Recent publications


Carey, JM, Mountjoy, JJ, Crutchley, GJ, Petley, DN, Holden, CF, Kaneko, Y & Huhn, K 2022, 'Episodic movement of a submarine landslide complex driven by dynamic loading during earthquakes', Geomorphology, vol. 408, 108247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2022.108247

Brideau, MA, Massey, CI, Carey, JM & Lyndsell, B 2022, 'Geomechanical characterisation of discontinuous greywacke from the Wellington region based on laboratory testing', New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 265-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2020.1853181

Crutchley, GJ, Elger, J, Kuhlmann, J, Mountjoy, JJ, Orpin, A, Georgiopoulou, A, Carey, MJ, Dugan, B, Cardona, S, Han, S, Cook, A, Screaton, EJ, Pecher, IA, Barnes, P & Huhn, K 2022, 'Investigating the Basal Shear Zone of the Submarine Tuaheni Landslide Complex, New Zealand: A Core-Log-Seismic Integration Study', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 127, no. 1, e2021JB021997. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB021997

Carey, JM, Cosgrove, B, Norton, K, Massey, CI, Petley, DN & Lyndsell, B 2021, 'Debris flow-slide initiation mechanisms in fill slopes, Wellington, New Zealand', Landslides, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 2061-2072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-021-01624-6

Brideau, MA, Massey, C, Carey, J, Kellett, R, Abbott, E, Monteith, F & Kupec, J 2021, 'Geomechanical characterisation and dynamic numerical modelling of two anthropogenic fill slopes', Engineering Geology, vol. 281, 105980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105980

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