Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Miss Amy Taylor

Postgraduate Research Student


Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Amy joined the Geotechnics Research group having studied Geology at the University of Manchester and for a Masters in Engineering Geology from the University of Leeds.

Amy is currently researching the effect of expansive mudrocks upon domestic properties, and previous research projects have included the characterisation of the northern outcrop of the Oxford Clay.


MEarthSci, Geology, University of Manchester, 2005
MSc, Engineering Geology, University of Leeds, 2009

Research project(s)


Taylor AJ, Cripps JC, Clarke SD (2013). An in-situ monitoring system for natural temperature and relative humidity. In Eurock 2013 - Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment (pp. 351-356). (Full Text), Abstract: Oxidation of pyrite-rich, carbonaceous mudrocks used as fill beneath ground bearing floor slabs is currently causing significant problems to domestic and other properties in Ireland. Due to the precipitation of gypsum and other minerals the fill expands and this causes heave of slabs, together with...