Dr Jacqueline Skipper is a Senior Partner and Senior Geologist at the Geotechnical Consulting Group, London, where she has worked since 2007. She received a First Class Honours degree in Geology from the University of Greenwich in 1993, and her PhD (on the Lambeth Group) from Imperial College, London in 2000. She is, and has been, very active as a senior consulting geologist on the ground investigation and construction for many major tunnel projects such as Crossrail, the Thames Water Tideway Project, Lee Tunnel, the Northern Line Extension, HS2 and Crossrail 2, and she is also on both Geotechnical Review and Formation Expert Panels for High Speed 2. Other recent projects include investigations of very large Drift Filled Hollow features, tunnel lining deformation and sand ingress for London Underground, landslip projects throughout the UK, and major construction projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
In 2010 she was awarded the Geological Society Engineering Group Award and in 2017 was elected to receive the 18th Glossop Medal and deliver the prestigious 18th Glossop Lecture. Jackie has lectured in a number of countries around the world and has contributed to radio and television programmes as a geological authority.
Jackie is widely known for her enthusiasm, energy and communication skills in engineering and geology and is a strong advocate of Project Specific Geological Training as a tool in project ground risk identification and reduction. She teaches a wide range of courses on aspects of engineering geology and stratigraphy, and is passionate about the communication of science to the next generations of engineers and geologists.