School of Earth and Environment

Chris Green Dr Chris Green

Director of Masters Education; Lecturer

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 37378
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Room: 8.145

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience


I am a geophysicist specialising in the application of gravity and magnetic methods to geological problems – especially exploration problems.

I have worked at the University of Leeds since 2010, mostly focusing on the MSc in Exploration Geophysics. I was project manager for the first EAGE Geophysics Boot Camp in 2011.

Since 1987, I have worked with geoscience consultancy Getech. I was instrumental in spinning out the company from the University of Leeds in 2000 and floating in 2005; I was Technical Director from 2000 to 2007. I have developed techniques and workflows for processing, compilation and interpretation of gravity and magnetic data to contribute to a range of multi-client and proprietary studies. I have managed a large number of projects including major commercially funded R&D studies.

From 1983 to 1997, I was a Research Assistant at the University of Leeds, working on a range of solid earth geophysics projects, especially: processing and interpretation of land recording of air-gun seismic data and developing the processing and visualisation of seismic exploration for coal.


MSc, University of Leeds, 2009. Sustainability (Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility)

PhD, University of Leeds, Geophysics, 1997. “Global Gravity Compilation and its Application to Plate Tectonic Reconstruction”

MSc, University of Leeds, 1983. Geophysics

BSc, University of Durham, 1982. Physics

Research Interests

Techniques for interpretation of gravity and magnetic data

Calculation of gravity from satellite altimetry data

Application of gravity and magnetic data and methods to geological interpretation and plate tectonics

Teaching Interests

I teach a module in Gravity and Magnetic Methods for the MSc Exploration Geophysics course and a part module on the same subject for the MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics course.