Prof. Malone, Andrew

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Prof. Malone, Andrew

Adjunct Professor/MSc Admissions Tutor

Dr Malone joined the department in 1998 to manage the new MSc in Applied Geosciences. Previously head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office, he helped devise the slope safety management system that contributed to the great reduction in death toll from landslides in Hong Kong.

Dr Malone’s early career, after obtaining his PhD at Imperial College, was in civil engineering contracting and consulting in the UK. After 20 years of public service in Hong Kong he resumed consulting practice and latterly has advised on geotechnical problems in the Asian region (photo: landslide in 2010 at Ch 3+100 National Highway No. 3 Taiwan) and served as expert witness in Malaysia and Singapore. 

His research field is the movement behaviour of large landslides. 

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GEOS7022    Course of Directed Studies
GEOS8003    Seminars on Unforeseen Ground Conditions, Geotechnical and Environmental Failures

Selected Publications

  1. Andrew Malone Ltd 2007. Landslide study at Ch 23+800 Simpang Pulai-Lojing Highway, Malaysia. Report to Minister of Works of Malaysia.  Ch23+800
  2. Hencher SR & Malone AW 2012. Hong Kong Landslides in Landslides: Types, Mechanisms and Modeling eds Clague & Stead, Cambridge University Press 373-382 HK Landslides
  3. Malone AW, Hansen A, Hencher SR & Fletcher CJN 2008. Movements of a large slow-moving landslide in schist near Pos Selim Malaysia. In Landslides and Engineered Slopes, eds Chen et al, Taylor & Francis v1 457-461.  048
  4. Malone AW 2005. The story of quantified risk and its place in slope safety policy in Hong Kong. In Landslide Hazard and Risk, eds Glade, Anderson & Crozier, John Wiley. ISBN: 0-471-48663-9, 643-674 0GLADE22
  5. Malone AW 1997. Risk Management and Slope Safety in Hong Kong.  Transactions of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Vol 4, No. 2 & 3, 12-21. republished 1998, Slope Engineering in Hong Kong, eds Li, Kay & Ho. Balkema, Rotterdam, 3-17. Risk management