Dr Chris Green

Dr Chris Green


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 and related areas. 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.



  • Director of Masters Education
  • Programme Manager MSc Petroleum Geology and Geophysics

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
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  • MSc, Sustainability (Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility), University of Leeds
  • PhD, Geophysics, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Geophysics, University of Leeds
  • BSc, Physics, Durham University

Professional memberships

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
  • American Geophysical Union

Student education

I teach a module for the MSc Exploration Geophysics course and a part module for the MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics course.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Applied Geophysics

Current postgraduate research students

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