Dr Jon Radley PhD

Dr Jon Radley

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

For nearly 30 years Jon has worked as a geologist and natural scientist principally within the museum sector and has developed expertise in the public understanding and interpretation of science, collecting philosophies, and geoconservation. Jon also has a spare-time research profile, notably concerning the Lower and Middle Jurassic strata of central England, the non-marine Lower Cretaceous strata of southern England, and aspects of Early-Mid Triassic palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.


  • BSc (Oxford Polytechnic)
  • MSc (University of Keele)
  • MSc (University College London)
  • PgDip (University of Leicester)
  • PhD (University of Portsmouth)

Other activities

Jon is a keen cyclist and runner and has wide-ranging interests in the natural sciences.


Recent publications


Ezcurra, M, Butler, R, Maidment, S, Sansom, I, Meade, L & Radley, J 2021, 'A revision of the early neotheropod genus Sarcosaurus from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian–Sinemurian) of central England', Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 191, no. 1, pp. 113-149. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa054

Benson, RB & Radley, J 2010, 'A new large-bodied theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Warwickshire, United Kingsom', Acta Palaeotologica Polonica, vol. 55, pp. 35-42.

Radley, J 2010, 'Bioeroded shell substrates (Middle Jurassic Aston Limestone Formation, Cotswold Hills, England)', Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists, vol. 45, pp. 98-101.

Radley, J 2010, 'Central England's journey through time: hte geological evolution of Warwickshire', Geology Today, vol. 26, pp. 226-232.

Carpenter, S & Radley, J 2010, 'Discovery and preparation of a large mass of articulated Early Jurassic crinoids from Black Ven (Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site, south-west England)', The Geological Curator, vol. 93, pp. 103-106.

Radley, J 2010, 'Grazing bioerosion in Jurassic seas: a neglected factor in the Mesozoic marine revolution?', Historical Biology A Journal of Paleobiology, vol. 22, pp. 387-393.

O'Brien, LJ, Braddy, SJ & Radley, J 2009, 'A new arthropod resting trace and associated trace fossils form the Lower Jurassic of Warwickshire', Palaeontology, vol. 52, pp. 1099-1112.

Radley, J 2009, 'Archaic-style shell concentrations in brackish-water settings: Lower Cretaceous (Wealden) examples from southern England', Cretaceous Research, vol. 30, pp. 710-716.

Radley, J 2009, 'Hornton Stone: battlefields, buildings and Jurassic seas', Geology Today, vol. 25, pp. 140-144.

Radley, J 2009, 'The geological evolution of Warwickshire', Mercian Geologist, vol. 17, pp. 75-85.