Dr Oliver Wakefield

Dr Oliver Wakefield

Sedimentary Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3169

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  •  2006 –2010 : PhD, Keele University, Sedimentology of tripartite clastic system
  •  2003 –2006 : Bsc (Hons), Keele University, Geology & Geography


  • Sedimentology
  • Facies analysis
  • Architectural element analysis
  • Geological Mapping

Research interests

  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Modern and ancient clastic sedimentology
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy of continental, coastal and shallow marine systems

Boards and committees

  •  2014 –2014 : British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) 2014 AGM convenor - Nottingham

Key papers

Wakefield, O.J.W., Hough, E., Peatfield, A. 2015. Architectural Analysis of a Triassic Fluvial System: the Sherwood Sandstone of the East Midlands Shelf, UK. Sedimentary Geology. 327. 1-13

Lee, R.J., Wakefield, O.J.W., Philips, E.R., Hughes, L. 2015. Sedimentology and structural evolution of a relict subglacial to subaerial drainage system and its hydrogeological implications: an example from Anglesey, north Wales, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews. 109. 88-110

Wakefield, O.J.W., Mountney, N.P. 2013. Stratigraphic architecture of back-filled incised-valley systems: Pennsylvanian-Permian lower Cutler beds, Utah, USA. Sedimentary Geology. 298. 1-16