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Academic Staff

Head of Department

Professor Michelle Thompson-FawcettM ThompsonFawcett Staff Photo

Office: Richardson Building, see Reception Rm 4C9
Phone: 64 3 479 8762

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

Chief Course Advisor
(Acting) Master of Planning Programme Coordinator


Tony Binns Staff photoProfessor Tony Binns

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C19
Phone: 64 3 479 5356

sustainable livelihoods and community-based development

Ron Lister Chair in Geography

Sean-Fitzsimons-headProfessor Sean Fitzsimons

Office: Richardson Building room 4C13
Phone: 64 3 479 8786

contemporary geomorphology processes

ClaireFreeman-headProfessor Claire Freeman

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C21
Phone: 64 3 479 8785

sustainable community planning and development

RKM_Academic_PageProfessor Richard Morgan

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C15
Phone: 64 3 479 8782

environmental management, impact assessment, soils

Coordinator AppSc Programme - Environmental Management
Senior Science Advisor

Etienne-Nel-headProfessor Etienne Nel

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C24
Phone: 64 3 479 8548

economic and urban geography

Senior Arts Advisor

Portrait_Nicolas_CullenAssociate Professor Nicolas Cullen

Office: Richardson Building room 4C12a
Phone: 63 3 479 3069

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

on leave Semester 2 2018

MikeHilton-headAssociate Professor Mike Hilton

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C16
Phone: 64 3 479 8778

geomorphology, ecology and management of dunal coasts 

Sophie-Bond-headDr Sophie Bond

Senior Lecturer

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C12
Phone: 64 3 479 3068

inequality, identity, power and place

Sean-Connelly-2-headDr Sean Connelly

Senior Lecturer

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C25
Phone: 64 3 479 8771

sustainable community planning and development

Doug-Hill-headAssociate Professor Doug Hill

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C14
Phone: 64 3 479 8775

rural development, environmental management and food security - South Asia

Daniel-Kingston-headDr Daniel Kingston

Senior Lecturer

Office: Richardson Building, room 4C11
Phone: 64 3 479 8971

hydroclimatology, atmospheric circulation

Ralf-Ohlemuller-headDr Ralf Ohlemüller

Senior Lecturer

Office: Richardson Building, room 5C22
Phone: 64 3 479 8784

biogeography, climate change ecology, conservation

Associate Professor Wayne StephensonWayne Stephenson photo

Office: Richardson Building, room 4N4
Phone: 64 3 479 8776

coastal geomorphology and management

Christina-Ergler-2-headDr Christina Ergler


Office: Richardson Building, room 4C18
Phone: 64 3 479 4647

geographies of children's wellbeing in urban environments

on Research Leave Semester 2 2018

SarahMager-2-headDr Sarah Mager


Office: Richardson Building, room 4C23
Phone: 64 3 479 4222

hydrology, geomorphology

BenVarkalis-headBen Varkalis

Teaching Fellow

Office: Richardson Building, room 5C12a
Phone: 64 3 479 9241

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