Neil Dixon is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. He has over 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering research and practice. He has worked on funded projects and published over 200 refereed publications in the areas of slope failure mechanisms, in situ measurement of soil/waste properties, slope stability assessment, instrumentation development, slope process modelling, geosynthetic interface behaviour, landfill barrier design guidance and impacts of climate change studies. Professor Dixon leads development of the acoustic emission landslide monitoring method using Slope ALARMS sensors (, and he is also part of the Assessment, Costing and Enhancement of Long Life, Long Linear Assets (ACHILLES) consortia researching engineered soil slope deterioration and climate impacts ( He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.