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Kevin Briggs is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and RAEng Industrial Fellow in ‘Railway Infrastructure Resilience’ (2017/18).

His research is being used to assess the impact of a changing climate on the ageing and degradation of infrastructure earthworks (embankments & cuttings) supporting the railway and highway networks. This includes field and laboratory investigations into the behaviour of natural soils and engineered fills

Kevin was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize in 2011 and became a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton before joining the University of Bath in 2012.

Kevin is the industrial placement tutor and site visit co-ordinator for civil engineering students.

Willing to supervise PhD

Infrastructure earthworks and retaining structures
Historic structures
Climate and extreme weather impacts on geotechnical structures
Small-strain stiffness
Waste management in developing countries
Geotechnical case studies

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Projects 2013 2022

GCRF: Solar-based faecal sludge treatment for rural communities in developing countries

Briggs, K., Wenk, J. & Bryant, L.


Project: Research councilResearch, Internally Funded Research

Global Mobility Scheme - Unsaturated Ground Water Flow in Response to Weather

Briggs, K. & Bryant, L.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2017

Retaining walls
6 Citations

Failures in transport infrastructure embankments

Briggs, K. M., Loveridge, F. A. & Glendinning, S. 9 Mar 2017 In : Engineering Geology. 219, p. 107-117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The effects of soil macroporosity on the hydrology of infrastructure slopes

Muddle, D. Jul 2017 220 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access

We make fake poo in a laboratory – to improve sanitation in Bangladesh

Deering, N., Briggs, K., Bryant, L. & Wenk, J. Jul 2017 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
4 Citations

Interpreting the influence of tree root water uptake on the long term hydrology of a clay fill railway embankment

Briggs, K., Smethurst, J., Powrie, W. & O'Brien, T. Dec 2016 In : Transportation Geotechnics. 9, p. 31-48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
water uptake