Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Research Programme – Frequently Asked Questions

QuakeCoRE Seminar – 11 June 2021
April 21, 2021
Annual Meeting Registration
June 1, 2021

Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Research Programme – Frequently Asked Questions


The questions below come from our recent Town Hall Meetings, if you have a question that is not covered below, please email quakecore@canterbury.ac.nz and we will do our best to respond to your query and include a response here for our community.

A recording of the May Town Hall meeting is available here, and a recording of the June Town Hall meeting here.

How do I get in touch with a Research Programme Area Leader?

The Programme Area Leaders for the QuakeCoRE 2021 – 2028 Research Programme are listed below:


 DT 1  Integrated Seismic Geohazards  Brendon Bradley (email)

Rolando Orense (email)

DT 2 Whole-of-Building Seismic Performance  Rick Henry (email)

Santiago Pujol (email)

DT 3 Law, Planning and Economics   Ilan Noy (email)

John Hopkins (email)

DT 4 Critical Social and Cultural Factors  David Johnston (email)

Caroline Orchiston (email)

DT 5 Mātauranga Māori  Cassie Kenney (email)

Tumanako Fa’aui (email)

IP 1 Functional Recovery with Repairable Multi-Storey Buildings  Geoff Rodgers (email)

Alice Chang-Richards (email)

IP 2 Thriving Residential Communities   Tim Sullivan (email)

Julia Becker (email)

IP 3 A Resilient NZ Transport System   Liam Wotherspoon (email)

Charlotte Brown (email)

IP 4 Harnessing Disruptive Technologies for Seismic Resilience  Nirmal Nair (email)

Garry McDonald (email)


How do I find out more about Communication, Education and Engagement for the new programme?

Contact the Associate Director – Communication, Education and Engagement, Caroline Orchiston via email.


How do I find out more about the Diversity, Equity, Wellbeing and Inclusion (DEWI) Committee?

Contact the Support Team (quakecore@canterbury.ac.nz) to be put in touch with the Diversity, Equity, Wellbeing and Inclusion (DEWI) committee


I have an idea for a workshop aligned to the 2021 Annual Meeting; how can I submit an Expression of Interest?

If you have questions or ideas about workshops aligned to the 2021 Annual Meeting, please contact the Support Team. All Expressions of Interest must be received by Noon on Friday 4th June.


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