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I am the Director of Academic Programmes for Frontiers Abroad Aotearoa, and a Lecturer in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury.
I organise geology field programmes in New Zealand for Frontiers Abroad (a study abroad programme), and teach a research methods course at the University of Canterbury.My key role in the field programmes is leading field modules. We visit Kaikoura, Castle Hill, the West Coast, the volcanoes of the Central Plateau and Banks Peninsula. This involves heading out into the field and undertaking different exercises, i.e. geologic or geomorphic mapping, sampling, and describing outcrops and rocks.I also coordinate and supervise research projects for our study abroad students, with topics ranging from volcanology, geomorphology, geo-hazards, geo-education, geo-archaeology, to geochemistry to name a few.
I am a volcanologist with a PhD from the University of Canterbury. My research has been on the volcanic development of Banks Peninsula, an area incorporated into the Geology Programme of Frontiers Abroad as a new field and research site. I have a broad geological background being involved in exploration on the West Coast (NZ), geological engineering projects, geological hazards, and extensive undergraduate teaching. I have also been involved in course development and teaching at the University of Canterbury, including geological hazards.
Being out in the field, exploring and understanding processes which formed the landscape.
Bachelor of Science with Honours, PhD in Volcanology from University of Canterbury.
I enjoy travelling and the adventures that come from that. Outdoor activities are always high on my list, including building, landscaping, fishing, sailing, and touch rugby.