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General Staff in the Department of Geology

Paulette MilnesPaulette Milnes sm

Administrator, Client Services

  • Administration/Enquiries
Tel +64 3 479 7519

Sharon RenwickSharon Renwick sm

Administrator, Client Services

  • Administration/Enquiries

Tel +64 3 479 7533

Hamish Bowman smHamish Bowman

Computing and Numerical Simulation Technician

  • High performance computing support
  • Numerical modelling and programming
  • Electronics and scientific instrumentation design and fabrication

Google Scholar M. Hamish Bowman
Tel +64 3 479 7517

Gemma Kerr smGemma Kerr

Geochemistry/X ray Lab Technician
BSc (Hons)

  • Geochemistry/ X ray Lab technician
  • SEM lab

Tel +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

Tel +64 3 479 5695

Marianne Negrini_smDr Marianne Negrini

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

  • SEM Support

Tel (SEM lab) +64 3 471 6097
Tel (Office) +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

Tel +64 3 479 7513

Brent Pooley smBrent W Pooley

Petrology Technician
BSc (Otago)

  • thin sectioning and polishing of rock samples
  • equipment maintenance

Tel +64 3 479 7502

Dr Stephen ReadStephen Read sm

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

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


Nick Theobald_thumb_bioNick Theobald

Finance Associate - Shared Services

Room 1n20 (Thursdays only)

Damian Walls smDamian J Walls

Lead Client Services Administrator - Shared Services
MSc (Otago)

  • Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Geology
  • Room 109c, Physics, Science 3 Building

Tel +64 3 479 7751
Mob +64 21 279 0951

Sophie White smSophie White

Paleontology Lab Technician
BA (Otago)

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