Dr Rhodri Jerrett

Lecturer in Geology

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Profile: I use petrology and geochemistry to reconstruct environmental change in deep time – particularly episodes of rapid global warming. I also apply field-based sedimentology and stratigraphy to reconstruct the intrinsic behaviour and external controls (sea-level, climate and tectonic) on sedimentary systems. I have co-supervised four PhD students to completion, and am currently (co-) supervising two more. I have supervised seven Masters’ students, and 35 bachelors projects. Presently, my class, laboratory and field-based teaching focusses largely on Earth systems science, stratigraphy and sedimentology and field/mapping skills.

Areas of expertise: earth science, environmental science, climate change,  sediments, coal geology, organic geochemsitry.

Research and collaboration opportunities: I welcome applicants with and without funding to work in areas related to: sedimentology, stratigraphy, climate and environmental change in deep-time.


2016-present: Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Manchester, UK.

2012-16: Research Fellow in Stratigraphy, University of Manchester, UK.

2011-12: Lecturer in Geology, University of Plymouth, UK.


2022: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

2010: PhD, Earth Science, University of Liverpool, UK.

2006: MSci (Class I), Earth Sciences, Imperial College, University of London, UK.


Internal service roles

2022-present: Admissions tutor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

2017-present: Internal Examiner, PhD: Haitham Al-Ziayyir (2017), Jefferson Nwoko (2020), Zhongwei Zhao (2020), Hugues Bitault (2022), Ander Martinez Donate (2022).

External positions

2014-17: Treasurer, British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG)

2017: External Examiner, PhD, The University of Adelaide

2019: External Examiner, MPhil, University of Glasgow

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