ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Dr Daniel Bishop



BSc , PhD


  • 2009
    PhD (Engineering Geology), University of Newcastle
  • 1998
    BSc Geology (1st Honours), University of Western Australia


  • 2009
    NSW AGS Research Award


  • 2012
    Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, 2yrs
  • 2007
    Senior Engineering Geologist, Pells Sullivan Meynink, 5yrs
  • 2005
    Lecturer Engineering Geology, University of Newcastle, 1 yr
  • 1999
    Research Assitant, Tesctonics Special Research Centre, University of Western Australia, 1yr

Research Interests

  • The role of biogeochemistry in the geotechnical behaviour of marine clays
  • Improving the prediction of the distribution of engineering materials in coastal depositional environments
  • Understanding and promoting the role of geology within Geotechnical Engineering investigations
  • Deformation and failure mechanisms in open cut mining operations
  • Subsidence and Deformation in single and multi-seam longwall mining operations
  • Brittle failure mechanisms in Rock and sensitive clays