I have been a lecturer (assistant professor) in geotechnical engineering at the University of Bath since October 2012. Before that I was a Post-Doctoral researcher and EngD research engineer at the University of Southampton and at Mott MacDonald (Croydon).

Through my research I want to find the best way to assess, preserve and strengthen our ageing transport infrastructure, so that it is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. I have undertaken field investigations, laboratory modelling and numerical simulations to better understand the behaviour of old (mainly Victorian) railway embankments, retaining walls and historic buildings.

My teaching at the University of Bath includes geotechnical engineering subjects, the final year infrastructure design project and the surveying and geology field trip. I enjoy using problem-based learning for teaching students to solve open-ended problems and develop innovative design solutions.

Outside of my core research and teaching I am interested in developing and implementing sustainable sanitation solutions to improve public health and the quality of life in developing countries (link).

Contact

Please get in touch,

Email: k.m.briggs@bath.ac.uk

Tel: 01225 386269

Address: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath. BA27AY