Thomas Wilson

ProfessorTom Wilson

Disaster Risk and Resilience
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 210
Internal Phone: 94503

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Natural hazard and risk assessment, with special interest in volcanic eruptions. Impacts of natural hazards to critical infrastructure and primary industries - including development of innovative methods to analysis vulnerability to volcanic ash fall. Community resilience to natural hazards. Evacuation and loss modelling using geospatial platforms (GIS).

Recent Publications

  • Deligne NI., Jenkins SF., Meredith ES., Williams GT., Leonard GS., Stewart C., Wilson TM., Biass S., Blake DM. and Blong RJ. (2022) From anecdotes to quantification: advances in characterizing volcanic eruption impacts on the built environment. Bulletin of Volcanology 84(1)
  • Weir AM., Mead S., Bebbington MS., Wilson TM., Beaven S., Gordon T. and Campbell-Smart C. (2022) A modular framework for the development of multi-hazard, multi-phase volcanic eruption scenario suites. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 427
  • Williams JH., Wilson TM., Wotherspoon L., Paulik R., Lane EM., Horspool N., Weir A., Hughes MW., Schoenfeld MR. and Brannigan D. (2022) Tsunami damage and post-event disruption assessment of road and electricity infrastructure: A collaborative multi-agency approach in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 72
  • Craig HM., Wilson TM., Magill C., Stewart C. and Wild AJ. (2021) Agriculture and forestry impact assessment for tephra fall hazard: fragility function development and New Zealand scenario application. Volcanica 4(2): 345-367.
  • Davies A., Zorn C., Wilson TM., Wotherspoon L., Beaven S., Davies T. and Matthew H. (2021) Infrastructure Failure Propagations and Recovery Strategies from an Alpine Fault Earthquake Scenario: Establishing Feedback Loops Between Integrated Modelling and Participatory Processes for Disaster Impact Reduction. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering 54(2): 82-96.