Hamish Avery

Research EngineerHamish Avery

Link, Room 208
Internal Phone: 90831
Discovering better and smarter ways to use the resources and tools we have to improve outcomes for business, communities and the planet.


Research Interests

My interests lie in linking diverse technologies and concepts in better ways to make impactful changes for people and the planet. These range from incremental savings of energy through to wide-scale social and economic impacts through improved resilience.
I am a strong proponent of cross-discipline research and greatly enjoy finding new ways of solving problems by linking seemingly disparate disciplines and systems to achieve outcomes that have real-world impacts.

Recent Publications

  • Avery H., Berrill J. and Damiano L. (2020) EQRNet: New Zealand's densest urban seismic monitoring network. In Proceedings of the 2020 NZSEE Conference.
  • Goto H., Kaneko Y., Young J., Avery H. and Damiano L. (2019) Extreme Accelerations During Earthquakes Caused by Elastic Flapping Effect. Scientific Reports 9(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37716-y.
  • Chanerley AA., Alexander NA., Berrill J., Avery H., Halldorsson B. and Sigbjornsson R. (2013) Concerning baseline errors in the form of acceleration transients when recovering displacements from strong motion records using the undecimated wavelet transform. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 103(1): 283-295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120110352.
  • Halldorsson B., Jónsson S., Papageorgiou A., Green R., Kalogeras I., Avery H., Olafsson S., Remseth S., Oliveira CS. and Sigbjornsson R. (2012) ICEARRAY II: A new multidisciplinary strong-motion array in North Iceland. In Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE).
  • Berrill J., Avery H., Dewe M., Chanerley A., Alexander N., Dyer C., Holden C. and Fry B. (2011) The Canterbury Accelerograph Network (CanNet) and some Results from the September 2010, M7.1 Darfield Earthquake. In Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering.