Clare Robertson

SYLFF Fellow 2009 – 2011

Clare Robertson A qualified planner with a degree in Resource and Environmental Planning, Clare’s Doctorate Temporal evolution of the termini and subaqueous morphologies of lake-calving glaciers in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand combined her academic interests in glaciology (particularly lake-calving glaciers) and the hazards associated with glaciers, natural hazard assessment and land use planning in relation to hazard assessment.

Reflecting her interest also in emergency management (particularly the 4 Rs of emergency management and technical response to emergencies), she also spent time recently as Duty Team Leader of the Rescue Emergency Support Team (NZRT-4) in Palmerston North, providing an emergency response capability for NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, Local and Regional Councils, and the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. Clare also enjoys tramping, mountaineering and walking her dog!

Since completing her Doctorate, Clare first worked for the Department of Conservation in the area of vegetation montioring as part of the LUCAS team and now works for Land Information New Zealand as a Treaty Names Advisor for the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). In this role she works closely with the Office of Treaty Settlements researching and advising the Board on changing or assigning new names to geographic features (i.e. hill, river, locality, historic site) under Treaty of Waitangi settlements.