Jack's research focuses on understanding how soils change spatially, the implications for spatially explicit modelling of the terrestrial environment and how soil properties and functions can be best applied to ecosystem services. She works with digital soil mapping techniques to predict soil type and properties in the landscape and also the validation of models through soil survey. She has extensive field experience in soil survey and classification the UK and Europe and she also interprets soil and environmental information for a variety of end-users so it can be used for specific purposes. She also has expertise in the environmental magnetic properties of soils and sediments and has applied this in military contexts.
She teaches soil functions, soil classification and soil survey on the MSc Water and Environment programmes at Cranfield and supervises MSc student theses. She has also led and contributed to numerous workshops and bespoke courses in soil systems for professionals.