Christopher has worked at Imperial College for twelve years, currently as a Professor of Basin Analysis, which involves researching and teaching on the broad subject area of the Earth's structure and its evolution. This profile was produced for Diverse@Imperial 2017.

Christopher Aiden-Lee JacksonWhat would you be doing if you weren’t a scientist?

I’m still not sure I want to be a scientist! I just haven’t found anything I’m good at. Yet. Given that response, I assume I'd be jobless.

What was your first job?

Working for a Norsk Hydro, an international oil company based in Norway.

What’s one thing about you that your Imperial colleagues might be surprised to learn about you?

I am very good at knitting and I have an entirely healthy obsession for efficient dishwashing stacking.

What inspires you about working at Imperial?

Imperial understandably has high exceptions of students and staff, but is always willing to provide the required support to help us achieve our best.

"What's my guilty pleasure? Cake. Chocolate cake. Or doughnuts. Chocolate doughnuts. Or chocolate."

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The time spent conducting and discussing exciting research with research group members and colleagues.