The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL / Birkbeck

Prof Kevin Pickering

Prof Kevin Pickering

Emeritus Professor

Dept of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
31st Jan 2022

Research summary

Kevin has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, co-authored 7 books and edited 3 books on aspects of deep-water sediments and global environmental issues. He managed the industry-sponsored Ainsa Project, an integrated outcrop-subsurface drilling project to understand deep-marine channels in the Spanish Pyrenees, and has sailed on four international scientific drilling expeditions (DSDP Leg 96, ODP Leg 131, IODP Expeditions 322 and 338). In 2016, he will participate as a shipboard scientist on IODP Expedition 362). In 2010, in recognition of his research, Pickering was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Teaching summary

Surface Processes and Structures, Third Year Pyrenees Field Class, Fourth Year Greece / Betics Field Class.


University of Exeter
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Education | 1981
University of Oxford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1979
University of Bristol
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1976