My research focusses on developing a greater understanding of earthquake hazards and disaster risk. In particular, I am interested in modelling earthquake-triggered landslides and their consequent impacts on people and critical lifelines. I also work on understanding how these landslides change and evolve following an earthquake and how this affects the longer-term post-earthquake recovery. My work involves a broad range of techniques including geospatial modelling, scenario modelling, risk analysis, and statistical analyses. I work throughout New Zealand and the Himalaya, including Nepal and Bhutan.
Current research projects:
1) Scenario modelling of earthquakes to deriving seismic risk
2) Modelling the evolution of landslides in earthquake disasters
3) The temporal and spatial variability of earthquake risk
4) The effectiveness of different earthquake mitigation actions