Oliver Wakefield

Dr Oliver Wakefield

BGS Regional Geologist, Midlands and East Anglia
BGS Keyworth

Oliver Wakefield’s Biography

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

Research interests

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

NERC Open Research Archive — Oliver Wakefield

Key papers

  • Wakefield, O J W, Hough, E, Hennissen, J A I, Thompson, J, Cripps, C, and Parkes, D. 2022. Lithofacies control on the formation of deformation bands: An example from the Sherwood Sandstone Group (Induan–Anisian, Lower Triassic) in western England. AAPG Bulletin. 106. 1301-1324.
  • Ambrose, K., Wakefield, O.J.W. 2015. Permo-Triassic rocks of Nottingham. Merican Geologist. 18. 260-263
  • 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


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

Boards and committees

  • 2014 – British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) 2014 AGM convenor – Nottingham
  • 2016 – British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) Secretary

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