Professor Chris Aiden-Lee Jackson

3MT presenter

Chair in Sustainable Geoscience Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Chris Jackson

The University of Manchester


Professor Christopher Jackson is Chair in Sustainable Geoscience at the University of Manchester. Having completed his BSc (1998) and PhD (2002) at the University of Manchester, Chris was employed as an exploration research geologist in the Norsk Hydro (now Equinor) research centre, Bergen, Norway. He then moved to Imperial College in 2004, where his research focused on using traditional fieldwork techniques and seismic reflection data to study the tectono-stratigraphic analysis of sedimentary basins. Chris then returned to the University of Manchester in 2021, where he continues to work on a range of problems related to basin structure and evolution. When not studying rocks and the ways in which they deform, Chris gives geoscience lectures to the general public and in schools, having appeared on several, Earth Science-focused, television productions and podcasts. Chris is actively engaged in efforts to improve equality, diversity, and inclusivity in Earth Science in particular, and Higher Education in general. 

My Twitter handle is: @seis_matters.