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General Staff in the Department of Geology

Dee-Roben_smDee Roben

  • Administration/Enquiries
Phone: +64 3 479 7519

Hamish Bowman smHamish Bowman

Computing and Numerical Simulation Technician
MSc (Marine Science) pending University of Otago

  • General computing and IT support
  • Programming and numerical simulation
  • Electronics, hardware and software interfaces

Email: hamish.bowman (at) otago ac nz
Phone: +64 3 479 7517

Luke Easterbrook smLuke Easterbrook

Scientific Illustrator
BSc, MSc (Otago)

  • computer graphics support
  • website management
  • GIS system

Ph: +64 3 479 7554

Gemma Kerr smGemma Kerr

Geochemistry/X ray Lab Technician
BSc (Hons)

  • Geochemistry/ X ray Lab technician
  • SEM lab

Office Phone: +64 3 479 7523

PhD student page for Gemma

Marianne Negrini_smDr Marianne Negrini

Electron Beam Data Technician
MSc (Uni Zurich), PhD (Uni Tromsø)

  • SEM Support

Email: marianne.negrini[at]

SEM lab Phone: 471 6097
Office Phone: 479 7507

Brent Pooley smBrent W Pooley

Petrology Technician
BSc (Otago)

  • thin sectioning and polishing of rock samples
  • equipment maintenance

Phone: +64 3 479 7502

Damian Walls smDamian J Walls

Departmental Administrator, Safety Officer
MSc (Otago)

  • general staff manager
  • orders, accounts & purchasing
  • building and lab management

Phone: +64 3 479 7533

Sophie White smSophie White

Paleontology Lab Technician
BA (Otago)

  • Fossil Preparation
  • Curation and conservation of collections
  • Geology Museum