Staff - Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Wellington

Massey telephone extensions listed below can be accessed via either of the local exchanges at Auckland, Palmerston North or Wellington as listed below.
Auckland - Telephone: +64 9 414-0800
Palmerston North - Telephone: +64 6 356-9099
Wellington - Telephone: +64 4 801-5799

Director & Professor of Disaster Management

David Johnston
BSc MSc (Hons) Canterbury PhD Massey
Ph: ext 63672

Associate Professor of Disaster Mental Health

Sarbjit Johal
BSc, PhD Wales, D.Clin.Psy, C.Psychol., UCL MRSNZ AFBPsS
Ph: ext 63615

Senior Research Fellow

Christine Kenney
Dip Occ.T CIT, PGDip UoA, BM, BA (Hons), PhD Massey
Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Toarangatira
Ph: ext 63614

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

Emma Hudson-Doyle
M.Geophys (N.America) Leeds., M. Res Leeds., PhD Bristol
Ph: ext 63616


Denise Blake
BA, MA, PhD Massey, DipCouns UCOL
Ph: ext 63412

Raj Prasanna
BSc Eng (Hons) Moratuwa, MBA Sri Jay, MSc IT Colombo, PhD Lough., CEng(IT)
Ph: ext 63618

Postdoctorate Fellow

Sally Potter
BSc, BSc (Hons), PhD
Ph: 04 570 4858 or mobile: 0274269375

Research Manager

Jon Mitchell
Ph: ext 63619

Research Officer

Sarah Beaven

Junior Research Officers

Thomas Huggins
CertCP VUW, DipExSci, BA(Hons) Massey, MANZEA, MAEA
Ph: ext 63799

Zoe Mounsey
BA (Hons) Staffordshire, MSc City, MBA, MSc Open

Research Associate

Ruth A Tarrant
BA(Hons), MA Well.,PhD, DipTchg, ATCL, MNZPsS
Ph: ext 63411


Heather Gunn
Ph: ext 63613

Staff - GNS Science

Dr Julia Becker, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Dr Fiona Coyle, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Michele Daly, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Maureen Coomer, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Emily Grace, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Dr Graham Leonard, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Dr Wendy Saunders, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Sara McBride, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Dr Levente Timar, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Kim Wright, Risk & Society, GNS Science
Sally Potter, Risk & Society, GNS Science

Affiliates of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research

Massey University - Affiliated

Rodney Adank, School of Design
Professor Stuart Carr, School of Psychology
Professor Shane Cronin, Institute of Natural Resources
Professor Chris Cunningham, Research Centre for Maori Health & Development
Professor Bruce Glavovic, School of People, Environment & Planning
Professor Ian Evans, School of Psychology
Dr Dianne Gardner, School of Psychology
Dr Suzanne Phibbs, School of Health & Social Services
Dr John Proctor, Institute of Natural Resources
Professor Tony Norris, Professor of Information Technology, Institute of Information & Mathematical Sciences
Professor Philippa Gander, Director, Sleep/Wake Research Centre
Associate Professor Robin Peace, School of People, Environment & Planning
Hayley Squance, Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor Bob Stewart, Institute of Natural Resources

GNS Science - Affiliated

Brad Scott, Volcanology, GNS Science
Sara Page, GeoNet, GNS Science
Margie Lowe, International Business Development, GNS Science

External Research Affiliates

Dr Cheryl Anderson, University of Hawaii, New Zealand
Dr Reid Basher, Wellington, New Zealand
Steve Brazier, Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Sarah Beaven, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Associate Professor Matt Davis, Dominican University of California, USA
Dr Lucy Easthope, Univeisty of Bath, UK
Dr Lesley Patterson, Wellington New Zealand
Dr Stephen Edwards, University College London, UK
Dr Michael Eburn, School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
Dr Stuart Fraser, UK
Lesley Gray, University of Otago, New Zealand
Dr Chris Gregg, East Tennessee State University, USA
Dr Eve Gruntfest, University of Oklahoma/NOAA, USA
Professor Deak Helton, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr Dan Hikorua, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Bruce Houghton, University of Hawaii, USA
Dr Ilan Kelman, University College London, UK
Dr Darren King, NIWA, New Zealand
Dr Heather Lazus, University of Oklahoma/NOAA, USA
Mr Pene Lefale, New Zealand
Professor John McClure, Victoria University, New Zealand
Professor Pamela McCauley Bush, University of Central Florida, USA
Dr Carol MacDonald, New Zealand
Dr Edith MacDonald, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Brenda Mackie, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Australia
Dr Caroline Orchiston, University of Otago, New Zealand
Professor Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania, Australia
Associate Professor Lori Peek, Colorado State University, USA
Professor Kevin Ronan, University of Central Queensland, Australia
Dr Jane Rovins, Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Tiziana Rossetto, University College London, UK
Dr Carol Stewart, New Zealand
Dr Kathy Stuart, New Zealand
Dr Victoria Sword-Daniels, University College London, UK
Professor Tony Taylor, Victoria University, New Zealand
Dr John Twigg, University College London, UK
Professor Suzanne Wilkinson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Tom Wilson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Emergency Management Alumni Mentors

Noel Mingins, Ruapehu District Council.
Des Irving, New Zealand Fire Service.
Chris Raine, Waitaki District Council.
Thomas "Mark" Clayton, New Zealand Police.
Evan Lloyd, Horizons Regional Council.
Steven May, Waikato District Council.
Mark Neville, New Zealand Fire Service


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