John Underhill is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Transition and Professor in Geoscience and Energy Transition at Aberdeen University. The Centre he leads aims to become a leading catalyst for change in the global climate challenge to deliver a just energy transition as society pivots away from its current dependence on fossil fuels.
His primary research background has been the use of a range of field- and subsurface-based geological and geophysical methods to investigate the structure and stratigraphy of sedimentary basins.
He has been investigating and has published extensively on the geology of the Ionian Islands of western Greece since 1982. John has led the geoscientific tests of the hypothesis since the project’s inception in 2003
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Chartered Geologist (CGeol.) and a Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS). He also refereed professional football matches between 1994-2008 and represented Scotland on the FIFA List of International Referees.