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Our Team

Sarah Beaven

Senior Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- Disaster Risk and Resilience
- Adaptive and Collaborative Governance
- Disaster Risk ...

Malcolm Campbell

Associate Professor
Human Geography
Fields of Research:
- Regional Science
- Urban Analytics
- Regional Analytics
- Health Geography
- Public Health
- Spatial ...

Ed Challies

Senior Lecturer
Waterways Centre
Fields of Research:
- Environmental governance
- Water resource management
- Groundwater governance
- Collaborative ...

Frances Charters

Lecturer
Ecological Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Stormwater quality characterisation
- Stormwater quality modelling
- Stormwater treatment

Chris Chen

Senior Lecturer
Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Environmental Studies
- Human Geography
- Marketing and Tourism
- Resilience: Commercial: ...

Mesbahuddin Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Buyer-supplier relationship in supply chain
- Supply Chain Resilience
- Organizational ...

Lindsey Conrow

Lecturer
Human Geography
Fields of Research:
- Mobility, accessibility and wellbeing
- Equity and community resilience
- Crowdsourced data

Kaley Crawford-Flett

Research Engineer; Project Lead Earth Structures (Dams) Project
Quake Centre

Rita Dionisio

Lecturer
Human Geography
Fields of Research:
- Bicultural planning
- Urban resilience
- Community engagement
- Sustainable urban regeneration

Kelly Dombroski

Senior Lecturer
Human Geography
Fields of Research:
- Diverse Economies and solidarity economy
- Community Economies
- Development and ...

Bronwyn Hayward

Professor
Political Science
Fields of Research:
- Children and youth politics
- Climate change
- Urban governance and planning
- Resilience
- Social ...

Jack Heinemann

Professor
Biological Sciences
Fields of Research:
- Microbial genetics and evolution
- Horizontal gene transfer
- Risk assessment especially of ...

Matt Hobbs

Senior Lecturer
Public Health
Research Interests:
Dr. Matt Hobbs uses geospatial and population health methods to inform local and national public health policy to plan healthy places and reduce ...

Dr John Hopkins

Professor
Disaster law
Fields of Research:
- Disaster Law
- Federalism, Devolution and Regional Governance
- New Zealand Public ...

Matthew Hughes

Senior Lecturer
Humanitarian Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Disaster risk and resilience
- Disaster impacts on ecosystems, infrastructure systems and ...

Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani

Senior Lecturer
Transportation Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Urban and Motorway Traffic Flow Modelling and Control
- Traffic state estimation
- Automated ...

Simon Kingham

Professor
Human Geography,Chief Science Advisor, MoT
Fields of Research:
- Health and urban environment
- Sustainable transport
- Geospatial science
- Environmental ...

Susan Krumdieck

Transition Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Transition Engineering
- Energy Transition in Buildings and Urban Form
- Energy Transition in ...

Tom Logan

Lecturer
Civil Systems Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Climate adaptation
- Risk science
- Urban planning
- Natural hazards
- Infrastructure ...

Sanna Malinen

Associate Professor
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Employee attitudes, engagement and retention
- Employee resilience
- Volunteer worker ...

Dr Diane Mollenkopf

Associate Professor
Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management
- Food Security
- Supply Chain Integration
- Closed Loop ...

Justin Morgenroth

Associate Professor
Forestry
Fields of Research:
- Structure, function, value, and ecosystem services of urban forests
- Effect of development ...

Radnya Mukhedkar

Director
EPE Centre
Fields of Research:
- HVDC & FACTS : modelling, control and interaction
- Power system : modelling, design and ...

Billy O'Steen

Associate Professor
Community Engagement
Fields of Research:
- Experiential education
- Teacher education
- Professional development
- Service-learning
- Student ...

Lucie Ozanne

Associate Professor
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Transformative Consumer Research
- Sharing Economy
- Community Resilience
- Corporate social ...

Markus Pahlow

Senior Lecturer
Water Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Engineering Hydrology
- Water Resources Management
- Sustainable Development

Rebecca Peer

Lecturer
Civil Systems Engineering
Fields of Research:
- Sustainability
- Energy systems
- Water systems
- Climate change
- Data science

Katie Pickles

Professor (History) / James Cook Research Fellow
Fields of Research:
- Women's and feminist New Zealand history
- Kate Sheppard and Women's Suffrage
- Heroines in ...

Michael Plank

Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
Fields of Research:
- Mathematical modelling of complex biological and social systems
- Ecological and social ...

Girish Prayag

Professor
Associate Head of Department Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Consumption experiences in marketing
- Interested in tourism, airline and hospitality ...

Kate Prendergast

Post Doctoral Fellow
The Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group
Fields of Research:
- Wellbeing
- Children and youth
- Social research
- Health and lifestyle ...

Tara Ross

Senior Lecturer
Journalism / Internships Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Journalism
- Alternative/ethnic minority media
- Pacific media and audiences
- Representation of ...

Dr Matt Scobie

Lecturer
Research Interests:
My research interests are broadly around exploring ways to hold organisations, businesses and governments accountable for their social, environmental, ...

Seb Pitman

Lecturer
Coastal Geomorphology, Physical Geography
Fields of Research:
- Rip currents
- Swash processes
- Coastal erosion
- Beach dynamics
- Storm response
- Coastal ...

Dr Abby Suszko

Kaiārahi | College of Science

Sara Tolbert

Associate Professor
Education
Fields of Research:
- Science education curriculum and pedagogy (primary and secondary)
- Contextualised science ...

Ekant Veer

Professor
Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Fields of Research:
- Social Media
- Transformative Consumer Research
- Earthquake research
- Social Marketing and ...

Matthew Wilson

Professor
Geospatial Research Institute
Fields of Research:
- Surface water hydrology
- Flood risk
- River science
- Water resources
- Impacts of climate ...

Tom Wilson

Professor
Disaster Risk and Resilience
Fields of Research:
- Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
- Disaster Risk and Resilience
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Risk ...

Doctoral students

  • Rachel Teen. School of Earth and Environment, Waterways Centre. Ed Challies and Lin Roberts. Towards Water Sensitive Cities: Components for sustainability transitions.
  • Logan Brunner. Civil & Natural Resources Engineering. Tom Logan and Tom Wilson. Interdependent System Resilience and Adaptive Planning in a Changing Climate
  • Unnathi Samaraweera. Sociology and Waterways Centre. Alison Loveridge and Ed Challies. Assessing community resilience in post flood disaster contexts: Based on two flood prone areas, Kolonnawa and Thawalama in Sri Lanka.
  • Ririn Haryani. Kelly Dombroski, Bronwyn Hayward, and Tim Davies. Women’s leadership in Disaster Risk and Resilience in ASEAN
  • Sasha Goburdhone. Kelly Dombroski & Piers Locke. Cultivate urban farm
  • SM Waliuzzaman. Kelly Dombroski & Ben Adams. A commons approach to urban slums in Dhaka
  • Anmeng Liu. Kelly Dombroski & Zhifang Song. Small town China and youth place making
  • Bailey Peryman. Kelly Dombroski & Rita Dionisio. Urban farmers alliance

Masters thesis students

  • Cameron Eade. Law. John Hopkins and Toni Collins. Regulating Existing Multi-Storey Buildings for Resilience: Comparing Global Jurisdictional Approaches to Earthquake Risk

Honors students

  • Mitchell Anderson & Dai Kiddle. Civil & Natural Resources Engineering. Tom Logan. Accessibility and resilience: An approach for evaluating a city’s resilience to hazards.