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

  • Hayes JL., Wilson TM., Deligne NI., Lindsay JM., Leonard GS., Tsang SWR. and Fitzgerald RH. (2020) Developing a suite of multi-hazard volcanic eruption scenarios using an interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 392 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106763.
  • Hopkins JL., Smid ER., Eccles JD., Hayes JL., Hayward BW., McGee LE., van Wijk K., Wilson TM., Cronin SJ. and Leonard GS. (2020) Auckland Volcanic Field magmatism, volcanism, and hazard: a review. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2020.1736102.
  • Lane EM., Thomas K-L., Schoenfeld MR., Wilson TM. and Hughes MW. (2020) The scientific response to the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura tsunami – Lessons learnt from a moderate event. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 47 101636: 101636-101636. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101636.
  • Scheele F., Wilson T., Lane EM., Crowley K., Hughes MW., Davies T., Horspool N., Williams JH., Le L. and Uma SR. (2020) Modelling residential habitability and human displacement for tsunami scenarios in Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 43 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101403.
  • Williams JH., Wilson TM., Horspool N., Paulik R., Wotherspoon L., Lane EM. and Hughes MW. (2020) Assessing transportation vulnerability to tsunamis: utilising post-event field data from the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami, Japan, and the 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chile. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 20(2): 451-470. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-451-2020.