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Academic staff

Head of School

Etienne-Nel-headProfessor Etienne Nel

Richardson Building, room 4C8. See Reception (Rm 4C9) to make an appointment.
Tel +64 3 479 8548

Economic and urban geography

Chief Course Adviser and Senior Arts Adviser


Tony Binns Staff photoProfessor Tony Binns

Richardson Building, room 4C19
Tel +64 3 479 5356

Sustainable livelihoods and community-based development

Ron Lister Chair in Geography

Sean-Fitzsimons-headProfessor Sean Fitzsimons

Richardson Building room 4C13
Tel +64 3 479 8786

Contemporary geomorphology processes

Senior Science Adviser

ClaireFreeman-headProfessor Claire Freeman

Richardson Building, room 4C21
Tel +64 3 479 8785

Sustainable community planning and development

Professor Michelle Thompson-FawcettM ThompsonFawcett Staff Photo

Richardson Building, room 4C17
Tel +64 3 479 8762

Contemporary environmental management, planning, governance and decision-making activities

On research and study leave Semester One and Two 2020

Portrait_Nicolas_CullenAssociate Professor Nicolas Cullen

Richardson Building room 4C12a
Tel +63 3 479 3069

Meteorology and climatology, glaciology, glacier and ice sheet mass balance and climate

Doug-Hill-headAssociate Professor Doug Hill

Richardson Building, room 4C14
Tel +64 3 479 8775

Rural development, environmental management and food security - South Asia

MikeHilton-headAssociate Professor Mike Hilton

Richardson Building, room 4C16
Tel +64 3 479 8778

Geomorphology, ecology and management of dunal coasts 

Senior Environmental Management Adviser

Associate Professor Wayne StephensonWayne Stephenson photo

Richardson Building, room 4N4
Tel +64 3 479 8776

Coastal geomorphology and management

Master of International Development and Planning Programme Coordinator

Sophie-Bond-headDr Sophie Bond

Senior Lecturer

Richardson Building, room 4C12
Tel +64 3 479 3068

Inequality, identity, power and place

Sean-Connelly-2-headDr Sean Connelly

Senior Lecturer

Richardson Building, room 4C25
Tel +64 3 479 8771

Sustainable community planning and development

Daniel-Kingston-headDr Daniel Kingston

Senior Lecturer

Richardson Building, room 4C11
Tel +64 3 479 8971

Hydroclimatology, atmospheric circulation

Ralf-Ohlemuller-headDr Ralf Ohlemüller

Senior Lecturer

Richardson Building, room 5C22
Tel +64 3 479 8784

Biogeography, climate change ecology, conservation

Ashraful Alam small imageDr Ashraful Alam


Richardson Building, room 4N3
Tel +64 3 479 8769

Urban geography, feminist political ecology, planning

Master of Planning Programme coordinator

Christina-Ergler-2-headDr Christina Ergler

Senior Lecturer

Richardson Building, room 4C18
Tel +64 3 479 4647

Geographies of children's wellbeing in urban environments

SarahMager-2-headDr Sarah Mager


Richardson Building, room 4C23
Tel +64 3 479 4222

Hydrology, geomorphology

BenVarkalis-headBen Varkalis

Teaching Fellow

Richardson Building, room 5C12a
Tel +64 3 479 9241

Ben assists with the running of GEOG101, GEOG102, ENVI111 and GEOG290

Jenny Bryant-Tokalau thumbnailAssociate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau

Honorary Associate Professor