Andy Morton graduated with a B.A. (Hons) from Oxford University in 1975. He joined the Institute of Geological Sciences (now British Geological Survey) in 1976, where he undertook research into the application of heavy minerals in provenance studies. He left BGS in 2000 to form HM Research Associates in order to continue provenance research in sedimentary basins around the world.
He joined CASP in 2006.
- Morton, A.C., Fanning, C.M. and Berry, J.R. (2013). "Heavy mineral provenance of the Mesozoic succession in Andøya, northern Norway: implications for sand transport in the Vøring Basin". Geological Society, London, Special Publications 386: doi: 10.1144/SP386.3
- Meinhold, G., Morton, A.C., Fanning, C.M., Howard, J.P., Phillips, R.J., Strogen, D. and Whitham, A.G. (2013). "Insights into crust formation and recycling in North Africa from combined U–Pb, Lu–Hf and O isotope data of detrital zircons from Devonian sandstone of southern Libya". Geological Society, London, Special Publications 386: doi: 10.1144/SP386.1
- Hurst, A. and Morton, A.C. (2013). "Provenance models: the role of sandstone mineral–chemical stratigraphy". Geological Society, London, Special Publications 386: doi: 10.1144/SP386.11