Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Jackson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Visiting Professor



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1.46ARoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Equinor Professor of Basin Analysis, Imperial College 2018-
  • Statoil Professor of Basin Analysis, Imperial College 2015-2018
  • Statoil Reader in Basin Analysis, Imperial College  2012-2015
  • Statoil Senior Lecturer in Basin Analysis, Imperial College  2009-2012
  • Lecturer in Basin Analysis, Imperial College  2004-2009
  • Department of Geophysics, Norsk Hydro, Bergen, Norway  2002-2004
  • PhD - Evolution of Rift Basins (University of Manchester)  1998-2002
  • BSc - Geology (University of Manchester) 1995-1998

Measures of Esteem

Research Interests

  • Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of rift basins
  • Salt tectonics
  • Deep-water sedimentology and stratigraphy

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Rotevatn A, Jackson CA-L, Tvedt ABM, et al., 2019, How do normal faults grow?, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol:125, ISSN:0191-8141, Pages:174-184

Nugraha H, Jackson C, Johnson H, et al., 2019, Tectonic and oceanographic process interactions archived in the Late Cretaceous to Present deep-marine stratigraphy on the Exmouth Plateau, offshore NW Australia, Basin Research, Vol:31, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:405-430

Howlett DM, Ge Z, Nemec W, et al., 2019, Response of unconfined turbidity current to deep-water fold and thrust belt topography: orthogonal incidence on solitary and segmented folds, Sedimentology, ISSN:0037-0746

Magee C, Hoggett M, Jackson CA-L, et al., 2019, Burial-related compaction modifies intrusion-induced forced folds: implications for reconciling roof uplift mechanisms using seismic reflection data, Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2296-6463

Jackson C, Royce-Rogers E, Elliott GM, et al., 2018, Salt thickness and composition influence rift structural style, northern North Sea, offshore Norway, Basin Research, Vol:31, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:514-538

Bastow IA, Booth AD, Corti G, et al., 2018, The development of late-stage continental breakup: seismic reflection and borehole evidence from the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia, Tectonics, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-7407, Pages:2848-2862

Coleman AJ, Jackson CA-L, Duffy OB, 2017, Balancing sub- and supra-salt strain in salt-influenced rifts: Implications for extension estimates, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol:102, ISSN:0191-8141, Pages:208-225

Somme TO, Jackson CAL, 2013, Source-to-sink analysis of ancient sedimentary systems using a subsurface case study from the Møre-Trøndelag area of southern Norway: Part 2 – sediment dispersal and forcing mechanisms, Basin Research, Vol:25, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:512-531

Magee C, Jackson CAL, Schofield N, 2013, The influence of normal fault geometry on igneous sill emplacement and morphology, Geology, Vol:41, Pages:407-410

Jackson CAL, 2011, 3D seismic analysis of megaclast deformation within a mass-transport deposit; implications for debris flow kinematics, Geology, Vol:39, Pages:203-206

Kane KE, Jackson CA-L, Larsen E, 2010, Normal fault growth and fault-related folding in a salt-influenced rift basin: South Viking Graben, offshore Norway, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol:32, Pages:490-506

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