Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Jackson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Basin Analysis



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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

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

Magee C, Jackson CA-L, Schofield N, 2013, The influence of normal fault geometry on igneous sill emplacement and morphology, Geology, Vol:41, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:407-410

Jackson CA-L, 2011, Three-dimensional seismic analysis of megaclast deformation within a mass transport deposit; implications for debris flow kinematics, Geology, Vol:39, ISSN:0091-7613, 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, ISSN:0191-8141, Pages:490-506

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