Professor Annette George
Started at UWA: 1993
Reconstructing Earth's history of environmental change
Many of our students aspire to careers in geoscience and it is tremendously rewarding to see them develop their motivation, knowledge, skills and understanding of complex systems and application to solving practical problems. Professor Annette George
Professor Annette George is Head of the School of Earth Sciences and Acting Dean of Coursework Studies. She undertook her studies in New Zealand, a geologically active region, which provided a lot of inspiration. Her research focuses on using geoscientific evidence in the rock and fossil records to reconstruct past Earth environments and the history of environmental change in deep time.
Her current research activity with academics, industry professionals, PhD, master’s and honours students, typically addresses the reconstruction of sedimentary basin history in Western Australia – ranging from ancient (2.8 billion years) to modern basins, that may be located onshore or offshore. Understanding basin history provides an important context for understanding the formation (or not) of important resources such as petroleum, groundwater and/or mineral deposits, and what controlled global events such as mass extinctions. Exciting research in northern Thailand with UWA colleagues focuses on reconstructing the tectonic history of this important region, and requiring integration of diverse geoscientific data collected in the field and the lab.
She currently works with the UWA Education Executive as the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies, to enhance student learning and the experience students have at UWA. She has a hands-on teaching style and strives to help students gain confidence in their own skills and understanding as they progress through their degree.
Professor George has been supervising PhD students for more than 20 years and considers the role of supervisor to be one of the most rewarding elements of academic work.
Professor George knows that staff and research students in the School of Earth Sciences are highly motivated and enthusiastic educators and researchers.
UWA Teaching Commendation (Postgraduate Supervision), 2000
UWA Teaching Commendation (Undergraduate Teaching), 1999
Auldana Advisors Corporation
- Tectonic evolution and amalgamation of continental, arc and arc-related terrances of Northern Thailand
- Professor Annette George, Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini and Dr Luis Parra Avila
Chevron Energy Technology Pty Ltd
- Improved Prediction of mixed-process Shallow Marine Reservoirs using an Integrated Approach
- Dr Julien Bourget and Professor Annette George
Australian National University
- Australian Membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program
- Professor Annette George and Professor Cam McCuaig
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences applies geoscience to understand the complex processes that shape our planet.
Harnessing resources and energy for a sustainable future
Our energy and geoscience research is helping create a world of secure, sustainable and emission-free minerals and energy.
Early life and biotic evolution
The early life and biotic evolution research discipline at The University of Western Australia researches biological material in rocks to understand early earth environments.
Petroleum geoscience and basin analysis
For this research, petroleum geoscience researchers at UWA are exploring the oil and gas possibilities in sedimentary basins off the Western Australian coast and beyond.