Earth Sciences

Our Staff

The School 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 sciences and are passionate about what they do.


Research Fellows

Technical Support

Honorary Lecturers

Name Company Speciality

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 SCION 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