I hold a MSc with first class honours in the hazard and disaster management field. Soon I will begin a PhD in the field of volcanic risk assessment.
I am actively involved with undertaking risk assessment, through contributing to the impact assessment and risk modelling tool, Riskscape. My contribution was to assist with compilation of the module for volcanic eruption clean-up operations. My MSc thesis was also directly related to risk assessment which was funded by the Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA) project.
I was heavily involved with a multi-national impact assessment of the 2014 Kelud volcano eruption, Indonesia. This involved interviewing critical infrastructure stakeholders for the purpose of identifying and cataloguing impacts due to volcanic ash deposition in urban areas.
I have a successful record of delivering training programs in disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Recently I was involved with an Asia Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) disaster risk reduction training program in South East Asia. He has also participated in emergency management simulations of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
I have experience with science outreach projects and participated in a joint Royal New Zealand Navy and GNS Science led exploration of undersea volcanoes in the South Pacific region. My role involved science outreach through blog postings and liaising with television media.
January 2013 – February 2015
Master of Science with First Class Honours, Hazard and Disaster Management
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury
Thesis title: Tephra clean-up in Auckland City, New Zealand: Quantitative impact assessment and response planning
February 2009 – November 2012
BSc, Geology and Geography with Environmental Science Endorsement
University of Canterbury