Matthew Watkinson

Academic profile

Dr Matthew Watkinson

Associate Professor in Energy Geoscience
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Matthew's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 07: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergyGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Matthew

Associate Professor in Energy Geoscience (sedimentology, energy resource geology, stratigraphy).

Earth Sciences Programmes Lead 

Geology Fieldwork Coordinator

SoGEES Geology Fieldwork Safety Representative

Science Faculty Assessment Offences Committee representative

Member of Faculty of Science Approval Scrutiny Panels for MSc/MRes Marine Policy and Planning (2009), BSc Chemistry (2008), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Toxicology and Health, BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health and the reapproval of BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences, BSc (Hons) Human Biology Major and Human Biology Minor (2007).

Former Chair of Faculty of Science External Liaison Commitee.




Sedimentology and sedimentary geology (silciclastics and carbonates)

Field Geology

Sequence stratigraphy and seismic sequence stratigraphy

Petroleum geology and energy resource geology

Basin Analysis


Stimulating interest in science in school children of all ages.

Contact Matthew

A507 Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 584765