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Sonja Mueller

PhD Candidate

Phone: +64 3 4798059


Sonja Mueller (160)Sonja Mueller is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Sustainability. She has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and a Master of Science in Geophysical Hazards from University College London.
Sonja enjoys nordic and alpine skiing, as well as her new hobbies of surfing and mountain biking.


Sonja is researching resilience to water-driven natural hazards in rural communities in New Zealand.


Mueller S, Sammonds P, Bhat GM, Pandita S, Suri K, Thusu B, Le Masson V, ‘Disaster scenario simulation of the 2010 cloudburst in Leh, Ladakh, India’ (2018) International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Vol 33. p485-494.

D Soriano, A Arjyal, S Baral, A Boscor, S Mueller, GJ Hearn, NM Saville, M Fordham, Virgine Le Masson, and Patty Kostkova. 2018. Engaging Pictograms! A Methodology for Graphic Design in Enhancing Player Engagement: As Applied to the Design of a Serious Game for Nepalese Women with Low Literacy. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Digital Health (DH '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 30-34. DOI: