Chris Jackson is a geologist and adventurer, who is currently Professor of Geology at Imperial College.
After completing a BSc and PhD in Geology at the University of Manchester, Chris lived in western Norway, where he tried his hand at ice-climbing, sea kayaking, and somewhat scary, sparsely bolted rock climbing routes. He then returned to the UK to take a full-time academic position at Imperial College, where he established a world-leading research group. His academic position has not limited his opportunities for further travel and adventure, with his fieldwork taking him to remote, and physically and mentally challenging locations, including the Argentinian Andes, the Borneo rainforest and the Sinai Desert in Egypt.
Chris appeared in ‘Expedition Volcano’, a BBC2 series in which he and a team of team of international scientists undertook an expedition to two of the world’s most volatile, spectacular, but least known active volcanoes on Earth, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira, located on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Chris completed filming on the volcanic island of Stromboli, Italy where he contributed to a ‘Day in the Life of Planet Earth’, a show focusing on the surprisingly rapid and sometimes catastrophic changes that happen on Earth within only 24 hours. Chris has also been in ‘ Jungle Volcano’ as well as ‘ Day in the Life of Earth’.
Away from work, Chris is very active, having completed 7 marathons, more than 30 half-marathons, and a couple of triathlons. He is also a keen rock climber and hiker.