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General Staff in the Department of Geology

Joanna_LingJoanna Ling

  • 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

Phone: +64 3 479 7517

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

Ray MarxRay Marx

Safety Officer/Lab Manager/Field Coordinator
BSc, MSc (Otago)

  • Department Health and Safety Officer
  • Department Lab Manager
  • Coordinating field trips

Phone: +64 3 479 5695

Marianne Negrini_smDr Marianne Negrini

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

  • SEM Support


SEM lab Phone: +64 3 471 6097
Office Phone: +64 3 479 7507

Fay Nelson smDr Faye Nelson (Marine Science)

Otago Paleomagnetic Research Facility - Lab Supervisor
PhD (Otago)


Dianne NyhofDianne Nyhof

Curator/Teaching Support/Outreach
BSc, PGDipSci (Otago)

  • Curating department collections
  • Teaching support for undergraduate classes
  • Outreach coordinator

Phone: +64 3 479 7513

Brent Pooley smBrent W Pooley

Petrology Technician
BSc (Otago)

  • thin sectioning and polishing of rock samples
  • equipment maintenance

Phone: +64 3 479 7502

Dr Stephen Read

Geological Mapping Technician
BSc (Hons), DipGrad, PhD (Otago)

  • mapping equipment and software
  • imagery equipment and software
  • illustration software
  • 3D visualization, modelling and analysis


Damian Walls smDamian J Walls

Departmental Administrator
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