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Professor Peter Burgess

Head of Discipline Earth Sciences Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I am an Earth Scientist with 26 years post PhD experience in academia and industry as a quantitative sedimentary geologist, code developer, researcher and teacher. I have diverse research interest in sedimentology, sequence, and seismic stratigraphy, basin analysis, geological data science, and numerical forward modelling. My research projects currently include work on carbonate platform dynamics, siliciclastic delta clinoforms and shelves, sediment routing and stratal patterns on deep-water fans, and the development, preservation and methods for robust identification of cyclicity in strata. I am an experienced teacher and mentor at BSc, MSc, PhD and industry professional level, and I'm currently developing and delivering courses focused on the application of coding and data science to various areas of Earth Science.