Rocks and Wiggles

Dr. Kirstie Wright



My name is Kirstie and I am a geoscientist. I study the Earth and its processes to understand its geological history. I'm interested in volcanic and sedimentary systems, basin development and subsurface data analysis. If you are interested if any of my work, you can have a look at my Research or Publications.

I recently changed careers from being a geoscientist in the petroleum industry to working as an academic researcher. While no longer searching for hydrocarbon resources, the experience I gained is valuable to the research I do. This includes knowledge of geological environments, the importance of academic-industry collaboration and an understanding of subsurface data and techniques. 

Outside of my research I am involved with a number of projects, which range from geological societies and committees, to being Director of North Sea Core CIC. I also like to get involved in science outreach where I can because I think science communication is just as important as the science itself. You can find out more about what I do by looking my Activities or hire me as a geoscience consultant.


If asked, I advocate for better equality, diversity and inclusivity in science (and life in general) and open access science is the way forward.

Please note any views expressed are mine and not that of any employer or society I am affiliated with.