Department of Physics and Astronomy

Rutherford building
Engineering Drive
University of Canterbury
Christchurch

hod-secretary@phys.canterbury.ac.nz

Phone: +64 3 369 3100

Physics and Astronomy contacts

100-Level Co-ordinator

Roger Reeves

Professor
100 level supervisor
Physics 618
Internal Phone: 95943

Postgraduate Co-ordinator 

Jenni Adams

Postgraduate coordinator
Associate Professor
Physics 718
Internal Phone: 95989

Administration staff

Rosalie Reilly

Academic Administrator - Physics (Part-time)
Rutherford 532
Internal Phone: 94327

Diane Caddick

Academic Administrator - Chemistry (Part-time)
Rutherford 532
Internal Phone: 94326

Sharlene Wilson

Department Administrator
Rutherford 532
Internal Phone: 94324

Rachael Hocking

Administrative Services Manager
Rutherford Rm 534
Internal Phone: 94325

Xuefeng Liu

Administrative Assistant
Purchasing and Accounts Officer
Physics 705
Internal Phone: 95488

Department heads

Mike Reid

Head of the School
Physical and Chemical Sciences
Physics 530
Internal Phone: 94252

Richard Hartshorn

Deputy Head of School
Associate Professor
Rutherford 539
Internal Phone: 95157

Academic staff

Michael Albrow

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Associate Professor
Physics 616
Internal Phone: 95189

Jack Baggaley

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Professor
Physics 606
Internal Phone: 95923

Simon Brown

Professor of Physics
Professor
Physics 610.3
Internal Phone: 94255

Phil Butler

Professor of Physics
Internal Phone: 6947

Chris Gordon

Senior Lecturer
200 level Co-ordinator
Physics 720
Internal Phone: 95156

Adrian McDonald

Associate Professor
Director of Gateway Antarctica
Physics 818
Internal Phone: 92064

Steven Marsh

Medical Physics director
Rutherford 820
Internal Phone: 94225

Karen Pollard

Director, Mt John Observatory
Associate Professor
Physics 620
Internal Phone: 95816

Simone Scaringi

Lecturer in Astrophysics
Internal Phone: 94650

Jon-Paul Wells

Professor
Physics 204
Internal Phone: 95369

David Wiltshire

Professor
Physics 714
Internal Phone: 95128

Technical staff

Clifford Franklin

Technician
Physics 303
Internal Phone: 95346

Nigel Frost

Resident Superintendent
Technician
Mt John University Observatory PO Box 56, Lake Tekapo 7945
Internal Phone: 2705
Mobile: 027 680 3491

Stephen Hemmingsen

Technician
Rutherford 106
Internal Phone: 92069

Graeme MacDonald

Technician
Physics 209
Internal Phone: 95381

Orlon Petterson

Computing and IT Services Manager
Physics 211a
Internal Phone: 94241

Graeme Plank

Senior Technical Officer
Physics 211A
Internal Phone: 95357

Robert Thirkettle

Technician
Physics 106
Internal Phone: 95935

Postdoctoral staff

Mark Aartsen

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95979

Saurabh Bose

Research Fellow
Physics & Astronomy Rm 605
Internal Phone: 95226

Tobias Maerkl

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95968

Simon Parsons

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92148

Susant Acharya

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92340

Adjunct Staff

John Hearnshaw

Physics 612
Internal Phone: 92518

Anthony Butler

Researcher
Internal Phone: 92078

Marwan Katurji

Lecturer
Geography Staff Blk Rm 407
Internal Phone: 94287

Retired Staff

Bob Bennett

Physics 820
Internal Phone: 7588

Grahame Fraser

Rutherford 809
Internal Phone: 7584

Rod Syme

Physics 706
Internal Phone: 6764

Research Fellows

Mohammad Zeidan

Internal Phone: 93661