Prof. Ian Davison – Geologist


Ian Davison. Ian received a First Class honours degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Leeds before completing his PhD on Malian Precambrian mobile belts at Montpellier and Leeds Universities. After this, he joined the British National Oil Company in Glasgow for three years where he was involved in International Exploration in NW Europe. He then decided to take a break from the routine and moved to Salvador in NE Brazil where he lectured in Basin Dynamics, Tectonics and Precambrian Geology for five years. During this time he consulted extensively for Petrobras.

He returned to the UK in 1989 and became a Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he directed the Salt Tectonics Group. Ian has been involved with consultancy work for oil companies exploring in Brazil over the last twenty years.

Ian has published over seventy papers in scientific journals and books. He speaks fluent French and Portuguese.

He was recently appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London
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