Annette George

Professor, BSc PhD Well.

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I undertook all of my study at Victoria University of Wellington including a PhD on the geological evolution of the Torlesse Terrane (subduction complex) in the southernmost part of the Wairarapa, North Island. New Zealand is an exciting place to discover geology, and I was fortunate to work on two different Antarctic projects during my PhD including a fieldtrip to the Transantarctic Mountains.  I am really grateful to have had those opportunities. In moving to Australia, I also benefited from teaching and undertaking research in diverse locations in Victoria while at the University of Melbourne.  Western Australia has provided a great many opportunities to work in sedimentary basins from Archean to modern in age, and to collaborate with a wide range of colleagues in Australia and overseas and, of course, research students. 

Previous positions

Associate Professor, UWA, 2005–2020

Senior Lecturer, UWA, 1999–2005

Lecturer, UWA, 1996–1999

Research Associate/Fellow, UWA, 1993–1996

Lecturer, University of Melbourne, 1988–1993

Teaching overview

Responsibility for coordinating teaching team and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate coursework units:

EART2232 Field Geology

EART3344 Basin Analysis and GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques

GEOS4403 Introduction to Basin Analysis

GEOS4410 Tectonics of Australia in the Indo-Pacific

GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems and Subsurface Characterisation

GEOS5509 Sedimentary Basin Field Excursion


I have diverse research interests typically related to the tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins, including sedimentology, biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy to derive depositional history.  I am particularly interested in Paleozoic carbonate reef geology, microbialites, and mass extinctions.

Industrial relevance

Application of sedimentary analysis and sequence stratigraphy to understanding depositional systems that host energy, groundwater and mineral resources.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Basin analysis
  • Ancient carbonate reefs
  • Mass extinctions
  • Petroleum geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Tectonics and crustal evolution
  • Basin-hosted resources


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