Professor Christopher Jackson is Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial College London, UK.
I grew up in a working-class family in Derby to Caribbean immigrant parents, attending a local state school before studying Geology (BSc) and attaining a PhD at the University of Manchester. Having completed my PhD, I worked in the energy industry in Norway, before returning to the UK to take an academic position at Imperial College.
My day-to-day role involves undertaking research in how the Earth’s crust deforms, and how sediment is transported across and preserved within ancient landscapes. I also teach students, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, how to apply this knowledge to the exploration for and production of hydrocarbons.
I chose earth science because I enjoyed it at GCSE and A Level! It allowed me to look at big questions related to the evolution of our planet and gave me the opportunity to spend time outdoors. Everyone is attracted to earth science for different reasons, but I recommend it because it allows you to undertake challenging, exiting science that has real societal importance.
Job title: Professor of Basin Analysis
Organisation: Imperial College London
Location: London, UK
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