Strat Group People

Academic Staff

Prof. Stephen Flint Professor in Stratigraphy 0161 3066971 University of Manchester
Prof. Dave Hodgson Professor of Applied Sedimentology 0113 3430236 University of Leeds
Dr. Rufus Brunt Lecturer in Petroleum Geology 0161 3066816 University of Manchester
Dr. Ian Kane Reader in Sedimentology   University of Manchester

Research Staff

Dr. Rhodri Jerrett Lecturer in Sedimentology  0161-3066816 University of Manchester
Dr. Miquel Poyatos Moré

Visiting researcher

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Manchester

University of Oslo
Dr. Larissa Hansen

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


University of Leeds

Research Students

Hannah Brooks University of Leeds Influence of tectonic, erosional, and depositional relief on deepwater processes and stratigraphy
Eoin Dunlevy University of Manchester Shelf edge processes and reservoir architecture on high-sedimentation rate margins, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand
Luz Elena Gomis-Cartesio University of Manchester Sedimentology, depositional architecture and sequence stratigraphy of the shallow marine to non-marine transition in the Karoo Basin, South Africa
Ammar Balila University of Manchester Early Silurian Shelf-Prism Clinoforms Progradation and Implications for Pre-vegetation Sedimentary Source to Sink Systems, a Case Study from Central Arabia.
Aurélia Privat University of Leeds Submarine lobes in post-rift settings: facies, geometry, and stacking patterns from the Los Molles Fm., Neuquen Bain, Argentina.
Daniel Bell  University of Manchester Prediction of reservoir properties from processes and architecture in deep-water clastic systems.
Kevin Boulesteix University of Manchester Deepwater mudrock depositional processes and sequence stratigraphy in the Permo-Triassic icehouse to greenhouse transition, Karoo Basin, South Africa.
Rachel Healy University of Leeds Depositional architecture of a deep-water apron system: Unit 5, Skoorsteenberg Fm., Tanqua Depocentre, Karoo Basin, South Africa
Euan Soutter University of Manchester Deep-marine reservoir heterogeneity in steep-sided minibasins – influence of basin physiography on sedimentological processes and basin-fill character.
Ross Ferguson University of Manchester Deep-marine channel evolution: basin-ward propagation of submarine slope channels.
Arne Fuhrmann  University of Manchester Allogenic vs autogenic controls on reservoir distribution and quality in deep-marine channel systems: Tanzania Block 2 and outcrop analogues.
Zoë Cumberpatch University of Manchester Discerning halokinetic from autocyclic sequences in deep-marine sedimentary systems – the Bakio salt diapir and selected examples from Central graben, N. Sea.


Past Members of the STRAT Group


 Post-Doctoral & Academic Members of Staff:
Miquel Poyatos Moré 2013-2017 Now in the University of Oslo, Norway
Andrew Wilson 2009-2013 Now working for MGPALAEO, Malaga, Australia
Willem van der Merwe 2008-2011 Now with Nexen, UK
Michaela Aehnelt 2008-2010 Now at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany
Claudio Di Celma 2006-2008 Now Lecturer at Universita di Camerino, Italy
Jamie Pringle 2005-2006 Now Senior Lecturer at Keele University
Matthew Brettle 2001-2003 Now with Statoil, London
David Hodgetts 1997-2003 Now Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester
John Howell 1992-2002 Now Professor at the University of Aberdeen, UK
Duncan McIlroy 1996-2002 Now Professor at Memorial University, Canada
Gonzalo Veiga 2000-2002 Now Lecturer at Universidad de la Plata, Argentina
David Keighley 1997-1999 Now Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick, Canada
Peter Burgess 1996-1998 Now Professor at Royal Holloway, London
Nigel Mountney 1996-1998 Now Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds
Stephen Johnson 1995-1997 Now with Shell in Houston
Sarah Davies 1995-1997 Now Professor at the University of Leicester
Gary Hampson 1996-1997 Now Reader at Imperial College, London
John Aitken 1991-1994 Now senior geologist with Petronas, Malaysia
Ciaran O'Byrne 1990-1992 Now with Shell in Houston


Postgraduate students & Research Assistants
Sarah Cobain 2012-2016 Now working for Petrotechnical Data Systems, UK
Marcello Gugliotta 2012-2016 Now in the Shimane University, Matsue, Japan
Menno Hofstra 2012-2016 Now working for Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands
Janet Richardson 2012-2016 Now Post-Doc in the University of Leeds, UK
Yvonne-Therese Spychala 2012-2016 Now Post-Doc in Utrecht University, Netherlands
Alice Gulliford
2011-2014 Now working for for Shell, London
Emma Morris
2010-2014 Now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin, Ireland
George Jones 2010-2013 Now working for VNG, Norway
Amandine Prélat 2006-2010 Now working for Beicip-Franlab, Rueil-Malmaison, France
Rory O'Hara Murray 2006-2010 Now working as a Marine Renewables Oceanographer, Scotland
John Cummings 2006-2010 Now working for Ichron, Cheshire, UK
Jorge Figueiredo 2005-2009 Now in PetroGeo Consultancy, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Carlos Monnerat de Oliveira 2005-2008 Now working for Petrobras in Brazil
Chris Haigh 2005-2006 Now working with Nexen, London
Richard Wild 2002-2005 Now working with Statoil, Trondheim
Rosalind King 2002-2005 Now Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Australia
Roy Davies 2001-2005 Now with DEA Norge, Stavanger
Belinda Van Lente 2002-2004

Now in CSA Global, UK

Chris Edwards 2000-2004 Deceased
Rebecca Smith 2002-2003 Now with Badley Ashton, UK.
Bruce Ainsworth 2000-2003 Now with Chevron, Perth, Australia
Stephen Collins 1998-2002 Now with Shell in the Netherlands
Kevin Keogh 1994-2002 Now with Statoil, Trondheim, Norway
Anna Stromback 1998-2002 Now with Statoil, Calgary, Canada
Ernesto Schwartz 2002 Now Lecturer at Universidad de la Plata, Argentina
Martin Grecula 1997-2001 Now with Shell, London
Pete Sixsmith 1996-2000 Now with Chevron, Houston
Susie McElderry 1994-1997  
Roy Fitzsimmons 1991-1994 Now with Hess, Houston
Mark Cooper 1991-1994 Now with BGS, Belfast
John Ardill 1993-1996 Now with Exxon Mobil, Dallas
Francesca Ray 1993-1996 Now with Nexen, UK
John Toth 1992-1995  
Simon Knight 1994 Now with Statoil, Norway
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