Honorary Fellow Roger Briggs

Teaching Fellow (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: MSc PhD Auck

Research Interests

Joined the staff in the Department of Earth Sciences in 1975. Research interests include petrology, geochemistry and mineralogy of volcanic rocks in South Auckland/Waikato, Coromandel and Taupo volcanic zones; stratigraphy and petrology of ignimbrites; trace element and isotope geochemistry; magmatic processes.

Research Supervised


  • Brink, Megan (2012). Emplacement processes in ignimbrites in the Ongatiti Valley, southeast Te Kuiti.
  • Taylor, Simon (2012). Volcanology of the Raventhorpe and Pokeno West Volcanic Complexes, South Auckland Volcanic Field.
  • Vincent, Kirsty (2012). U-Pb dating of silicic volcanic rocks of the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula.
  • Gibson, April (2011). Volcanology of tuff rings at Kellyville, Onewhero and Bombay, South Auckland Volcanic Field.
  • Vestman Anderson, Linda (2011). A comparison of buried andesites at Ngatamariki and Rotokawa geothermal fields, Taupo.
  • Sanders, Fiona (2010). Rheology and flow emplacement processes of the 1954 lavas, Mount Ngauruhoe.
  • Cody, Ashley (2003). Geology, history and stratigraphy of hydrothermal eruptions in the Rotorua Geothermal Field.

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