Dr Richard Goodey


I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University and undertook my doctoral research at the same institution in the area of bulk solids handling, gaining my PhD in 2003.  Following a one year post-doctoral appointment in the field of numerical modelling at Brunel University I moved to City, University of London to work on an EPSRC funded project investigating the control of movements arising from deep basement construction.  Following this I spent time working for a specialist geotechnical consultancy before returning to City, University of London as a Lecturer in 2007.  I spent thirteen years at City, University of London finishing as Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Engineering.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Head of School of Engineering and the Environment - Associate Professor


  • PGDip Academic Practice, City, University of London, 2013
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University London, 2003
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University London, 1998


My research interests are focussed on the ground movements generated by urban construction and redevelopment.  This extends to prediction of these movements, the influence they may have on existing (potentially aging) infrastructure and mitigation strategies.  I use physical modelling as my primary research technique both at 1g and Ng (using a geotechnical centrifuge) supported by numerical analysis.


Number of items: 4.


Panchal, Jignasha P., McNamara, Andrew M. and Goodey, Richard J. (2020) Sheet pile groups as an alternative foundation solution to cast in-situ concrete piles. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 20(2), pp. 83-96. ISSN (print) 1346-213X

Rotter, J. M., Goodey, R.J. and Brown, C. J. (2019) Towards design rules for rectangular silo filling pressures. Engineering Structures, 198, p. 109547. ISSN (print) 0141-0296

Conference or Workshop Item

Ritchie, Eric, Lalicata, Leonardo, Divall, Sam and Goodey, Richard (2020) Tests of varied sample preparation methods for centrifuge modelling. In: 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - ECPMG 2020; 06 - 08 Sep 2020, Lulea, Sweden (held online).

Le, B.T., Nguyen, N.T., Divall, S., Goodey, R. and Taylor, R.N. (2020) Modified gap method for prediction of TBM tunneling-induced soil settlement in sand. In: Tenth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground; 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2022, Cambridge, U.K..

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