Natural Hazards key contacts

Contacts for our natural hazards services.

Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
Sam is the Chief Scientist for the Climate and Atmosphere Centre. He is an expert on using climate models to understand the drivers of climate variability in New Zealand and Antarctica, and in particular human-induced climate change. His research has been able to identify the contribution of human-induced warming to intensifying current New Zealand weather extremes, including droughts and floods. Recently he has been part of a team investigating the interactions between Antarctic sea-ice, atmospheric circulation and the Southern Ocean. He joined NIWA in 2006 and commenced his current role as Chief Scientist in 2015.

Full Staff List

Position Email Phone (external)
Dr Michael Allis Coastal Engineer +64-7-856-1714
Dr Philip Barnes Principal Scientist - Marine Geology +64-4-386-0372
Dr Rob Bell Principal Scientist - Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes +64-7-856-1742
Jochen Bind Hydrodynamics and GIS Technician +64-3-343-8021
Dr Cyprien Bosserelle Hydrodynamics Modeller +64-3-341-2840
Tony Bromley Principal Technician - Atmosphere +64-4-386-0340
Dr Trevor Carey-Smith Climate Scientist +64-4-386-0394
Amelia Connell Marine Biology Technician +64-4-386-0571
Dr Sam Dean Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards +64-4-386-0368
Maurice Duncan Hydrologist +64-3-343-7863
Dr Richard Gorman Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes Scientist +64-7-856-1736
Roddy Henderson Hydrologist +64-3-343-7873
Dr Murray Hicks Principal Scientist - River and Coastal Geomorphology +64-3-343-7872
Dr Darren King Environmental Scientist +64-9-375-2086
Dr Geoffroy Lamarche Principal Scientist - Marine Geology +64-4-386-0465
Andrea Mari Research Software Engineer +64-4-386-0912
Dr Alistair McKerchar Hydrologist +64-3-343-7870
Richard Measures Hydrodynamics Scientist +64-3-343-8066
Bernard Miville Manager Operational Forecasting +64-4-386-0889
Dr Joshu Mountjoy Marine Geologist +64-4-386-0336
Lisa Northcote Marine Geology Technician +64-4-386-0380
Ron Ovenden Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes Technician +64-7-856-1721
George Payne Principal Technician - Water Quality +64-7-856-1767
Doug Ramsay Manager, Pacific Rim +64-7-859-1894
Dr Helen Rouse Regional Manager - Christchurch and Nelson +64-3-343-8037
Dr Shailesh Singh Hydrologist +64-3-343-8053
Dr Scott Stephens Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes Scientist +64-7-856-1745
Julian Sykes Freshwater Ecology and GIS Technician +64-3-343-7844
Kathy Walter Principal Technician - Environmental Information +64-3-343-7897
Dr Shaun Williams Hazard Analyst +64-3-343-7880
Dr Christian Zammit Hydrologist +64-3-343-7879