Professor Jackson’s research efforts have a general focus on coastal environmental change (morphodynamics and geomorphology) over several time and space scales. These link into themes such as climate change impacts, its associated sea level rise and increased storminess on coastlines.
Ultimately much of the work Professor Jackson has undertaken helps in the development of responses to climate change and pressures on natural beach and dune systems globally. Specifically, the main focus of his work examines wind-blown processes and modelling of airflow in a variety of planetary (Earth and Mars) environments in temperate through to arid zones.
He is an Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Elected Fellow of the Royal Graphical Society, Elected Fellow of the British Society for Geomorphology and currently is President of the Geomorphology Association of Ireland. He serves on several research bodies including as member of the Peer Review College for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council