Iain Jackson is an architect and historian at the Liverpool School of Architecture. His research interests are concerned with the history of architecture; in particular 20th century works in colonial/postcolonial nations. He has a particular interest in the notion of Modernism within India and West Africa.
Jackson has recently completed a Leverhulme funded research project investigating the work and impact of architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. Their work outside of the UK is the main focus, especially the buildings they designed in India, Nigeria, Ghana and the Middle East. In addition to Fry and Drew, a number of other architects who trained in the UK during the mid-twentieth century, but worked overseas, are also being researched. This research has resulted in the formation of a Transnational Architecture Group, based at the School of Architecture.
Jackson's PhD research investigated and documented the work of Nek Chand, a self taught artist and architect. As a result of this work he also has an interest in "outsider art".