Dr Rowan Vernon

BGS Keyworth

Rowan Vernon’s Biography

  • 2012 –2016 : University of Leicester, PhD – Tectonic Evolution and Plateau Uplift around the Changma Basin in the Qilian Mountains, NE Tibetan Plateau
  • 2010 –2012 : Durham University, MRes – The age, geological character and structural setting of quartz-pyrite veins in the Assynt Terrane, Lewisian Complex, NW Scotland
  • 2007 –2010 : Cardiff University – BSc Geology

Research interests

  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Uplift and Deformation of the Tibetan Plateau
  • Fault and Fracture Systems
  • Chalk Stratigraphy and Facies Variations


Vernon, R, Holdsworth, R E, Selby, D, Dempsey, E, Finlay, A J, and Fallick, A E. 2014. Structural characteristics and Re–Os dating of quartz–pyrite veins in the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, NW Scotland: Evidence of an Early Paleoproterozoic hydrothermal regime during terrane amalgamation, Precambrian Research, P. 256–276.


  • Geological Mapping
  • Structural Analysis
  • Seismic Interpretation

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