Our People

Earth Sciences

Our Staff

The Faculty prides itself on the quality of its staff. Our academic, administration, research and technical staff are selected for their excellence and dedication to their work.

Our academic and research staff have national and international reputations in the field of earth and ocean sciences and are passionate about what they do. Our friendly administrators and technical staff are always happy to help and are a vital part of the everyday smooth running of the Department and the Faculty as a whole.

Use the links below to find out more about, and to make contact with, staff in the Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences. 


Research Fellows

Technical Support

Honorary Lecturers


Dr Ed Brown

Environment Waikato


Barry Campbell

Environment Waikato

Specialised knowledge of the RMA; managing and monitoring of the environment

Dr Giovanni Coco


Oceanography, video imaging, modelling, biogeomorphology

J.C. Hadfield

Environment Waikato


Dr Beat Huser

Environment Waikato

Environmental Science

Dr Peter McComb

MetOcean Solutions Ltd

Oceanography, numerical wave modelling, coastal and harbour processes, sediment modelling, hydrographic side-scan seabed survey, offshore

Dr Chris McLay
Environment Waikato
Soil Science
Dr Tim Payn
Soil Science. Environmental effects of forest management
Dr Tony Petch
Environment Waikato
Environmental Science
Dr Peter Singleton
Environmental Science
Soil Science
 Bill Vant Environment Waikato Water quality