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We are delighted to welcome the following new Associate Investigators to the QuakeCoRE community:

Emma Hudson-Doyle, Massey University

Emma Hudson-Doyle is a Lecturer at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University/GNS Science, based in Wellington. She has worked on a variety of projects in disaster research and risk that bridge the physical and social sciences. These have ranged from understanding geological flow hazards (as a Marsden postdoc) through to the communication of science advice for critical decision making during crises (via a FRST postdoctoral fellowship). Research projects have included investigations into the communication of probability forecasts and uncertain science advice, team based emergency management simulations for a hypothetical volcanic eruption, understanding individual actions taken after the Cook strait earthquake sequence, understanding Community Resilience as part of the National Science Challenge, and identifying how to communicate the uncertainty in numerical models and risk assessments (EQC funded). Emma works closely with a number of partner agencies, with the core goal of her research being to identify ways to ensure our disaster science is useful, useable, and used.

Link to Emma’s Massey webpage

Seokho Jeong, University of Waikato

Seokho is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Waikato, and previously a QuakeCoRE TP2 field engineer. His current research focuses on the role of geological conditions in the local and regional variability of ground motions and the associated risks.

Link to Seokho’s Waikato webpage





Quincy Ma, University of Auckland

Quincy is a lecturer at The University of Auckland where he has lectured structural dynamics and structural analysis since 2006. He is experienced in the simulations of seismic loads on structures as well as static and dynamic structural experimentations. Quincy currently leads a project developing online hybrid testing capability in Auckland.

Quincy completed his BE with 1st class honours and later his PhD at The University of Auckland. Quincy’s doctoral study outlined an investigation into the fundamental mechanics of rocking structures subjected to ground motion.

Link to Quincy’s Auckland webpage

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