University of Aberdeen
Current Position Lecturer in Geology
Previous Position Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot Watt University
Telephone +44 (0) 1224 27 4218
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical


Key Research Interests

  • Deep marine sedimentary systems: Contourite depositional systems, and their interaction with mixed alongslope-downslope systems.
  • Ocean Currents: Controls of climate, ocean gateways and seafloor morphology on deep ocean currents.
  • Sequence Stratigraphy: understanding the source to sink and sediment transport across continental margins.
  • Geohazards: controls on submarine landslides and their impact.
  • Petroleum exploration: Identifying and risking plays within under-explored basins, and new play concepts within mature basins.

Recent Key Papers

  • Brackenridge, R.E., Nicholson, U., Sapiie, B., Stow, D. and Tappin, D.R., 2020. Indonesian Throughflow as a preconditioning mechanism for submarine landslides in the Makassar Strait. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 500(1), pp.195-217.
  • Brackenridge, R.E., Stow, D.A., Hernández‐Molina, F.J., Jones, C., Mena, A., Alejo, I., Ducassou, E., Llave, E., Ercilla, G., Nombela, M.A. and Perez‐Arlucea, M., 2018. Textural characteristics and facies of sand‐rich contourite depositional systems. Sedimentology, 65(7), pp.2223-2252.
  • Brackenridge, R.E., Underhill, J.R., Jamieson, R. and Bell, A., 2020. Structural and stratigraphic evolution of the Mid North Sea High region of the UK Continental Shelf. Petroleum Geoscience26(2), pp.154-173.