Our Urban Research Network


The Urban Research Network continues to build an inclusive community of researchers with interests in urban themes who are located within the University of Auckland. They work in research institutes and centres, research groups or as individual researchers across all faculties in the University. We also have a community of urban research affliliates and organisations from beyond the University.

Centres and Institutes


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Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction

The Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction was established to address the needs of the evolving disaster management practice and seek solutions that address disaster resilience, recovery and reconstruction. The centre is supported by a network of people and organisations, dedicated to finding solutions to improve disaster management practices.

 

More about the Centre

 

Director: Professor Suzanne Wilkinson
Email: s.wilkinson@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 8184

 

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Centre for Infrastructure Research

The Centre for Infrastructure Research was established to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to support government and industry with infrastructure research and evidence-based decision-making. Its purpose is to improve infrastructure decision making and management through research and executive education.

 

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Contact: Prof Bruce Melville
email: b.melville@auckland.ac.nz

 

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Centre for Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences

COMPASS has a team of researchers with experience and expertise in a range of disciplines and social science research methodologies. They collaborate on projects both nationally and internationally in the social sciences, health and statistics. COMPASS undertakes and facilitates social science research of international standing that is both theoretically informed and empirically grounded. Researchers utilise a wide range of research methodologies, and their work has relevance to social policy. 

 

More about COMPASS

 

Director: Prof Peter Davis
Email: pb.davis@auckland.ac.nz

Contact: Roy Lay-Yee
Email: r.layyee@auckland.ac.nz

 

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The Energy Centre

The Energy Centre is research-led with a research programme focused on three broad areas: energy markets, resource and environment markets, and transport economics. Research priorities are set by the Centre and are based on conversations with partner companies, the energy sector more generally, transport agencies and government agencies. Based in the University of Auckland Business School, the Centre has important cross-disciplinary linkages with the School of Engineering, Engineering Science and the Transport Research Centre.

The research-policy nexus is an essential attribute of Centre activities. Meetings and seminars provide a vehicle for business and government agencies to engage with the Centre's programme. Stakeholder participation ensures policy relevance. Reports, media releases and submissions to government on proposed policy are underpinned by research.

 

More about the Energy Centre

 

Director: Professor Basil Sharp
Email: b.sharp@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 5366

 

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Auckland Environment Observatory

The Auckland Environment Observatory is a new strategic partnership between Auckland Council and the University of Auckland. It consolidates the wide range of environmental research programmes the University carries out on behalf of the people of Auckland. Both organisations believe that by working together and aligning their research in five areas, they can make the best possible use of resources to deliver top-quality insights to benefit Auckland and Aucklanders.  The five areas are:

  • Terrestrial ecology and conservation
  • Freshwater science
  • Coastal and marine science
  • Climate and air quality
  • Soils

The AEO aims to:

  • Produce high-quality science
  • Develop new research programmes
  • Produce high-quality datasets
  • Provide research-student projects and postgraduate scholarships


More about the Auckland Environment Observatory


Contact: info@aucklandenvironmentobservatory.org.nz

 

Our Research College


Affiliated University of Auckland Staff

Name Expertise Department  Email
Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose Urban planning, arts, cultural policy and heritage. Cultural planning in local government. Engaging young people in planning. Community and local economic development. Public management. School of Architecture and Planning  e.aitken-rose@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Waleed Abdulla Smart city design and management, particularly understanding urban noise patterns (temperature, humidity and other distributed patterns can be understood in similar ways). Electrical and Computer Engineering  w.abdulla@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Shanthi Ameratunga
Project Director of the Traffic Related Injury in the Pacific (TRIP) Study;Epidemiology of injuries; Trauma research and outcomes; Disability & Rehabilitation; Youth health. School of Population Health  s.ameratunga@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Robert Amor Interested in all Construction IT related projects ranging from BIM, CAD, simulation, VR, project models, DMS, integrated systems, Internet services, AI. Future ICT approaches to improve productivity in construction. Application of beneficial computer science for architecutre, engineering and construction. Computer Science  r.amor@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Melani Anae Pacific research methodologies, and Pacific approaches to a broad range of social issues. Regional processes of migration, urbanisation, ethnicity, and the politics of identity. Understandings of identity construction of Pacific peoples and communities in New Zealand. School of Maori and Pacific Studies  m.anae@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Dominic Andrae Marginalised communities and their interaction with the judicial system in New Zealand. Development of new and appropriate methodologies in working with vulnerable groups. Nga Pae o te Maramatanga  dominic.andrae@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof  Quentin Atkinson Spread of pro-environmental behaviours through social networks. Sustainable environments and behaviours. Psychology  q.atkinson@auckland.ac.nz
Patricia Austin Planning and affordable housing; Sustainable housing, eco-districts and eco-towns; Planning for an ageing population; Planning for disabled access; Designing inclusive accessible built environments; Crime prevention, safer cities and communities; Planning and injury prevention; Strategies for more sustainable urban futures, including lower carbon cities. School of Architecture and Planning  pm.austin@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Elham Bahmanteymouri Theory of planning; Urban and regional economics; Land economics; Land-use planning; Housing policies; Urban growth management policies. School of Architecture and Planning  e.bahmanteymouri@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Tom Baker Public policy, welfare state, social services, cities, urban politics, urban planning. School of Environment  t.baker@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Allen Bartley Migration; Migrant adaptation and settlement in New Zealand; 1.5 generation New Zealanders and transnational migration; New Zealand biculturalism/multiculturalism and social cohesion. School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work  a.bartley@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Annie Bartos Cultural, political and environmental geography, feminist political geography, children and youth geographies, environmental education for sustainability, urban food security. School of Environment  a.bartos@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Lee Beattie Developing, implementing and evaluating urban planning policy; Urban growth management issues; Urban design implementation; The implementation of the Resource Management Act 1991. School of Architecture and Planning  l.beattie@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Jacqueline Beggs Urban ecology. School of Biological Sciences  j.beggs@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Jim Bentley Director: Centre for Infrastructure Research. Infrastructure and utility leadership in operational, commercial and strategic management. Centre for Infrastructure Research  jim.bentley@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Paola Boarin National and international policies for energy-efficient buildings; Process and product innovation in the field of architectural technology; Sustainability of the built environment, energy efficiency design strategies and policies, and sustainability assessment methods; Guideline and operating procedures for energy and environmental retrofit and regeneration of historic buildings, historical urban settlements and school buildings. School of Architecture and Planning  p.boarin@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Klaus Bosselmann Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law Law  k.bosselmann@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Diane Brand Urban waterfronts (blue space); Natural disasters and urban design. Dean, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries  d.brand@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Marilyn Brewin Maori injury prevention and safety; Indigenous models for safe communities. Nga Pae o te Maramatanga  m.brewin@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Gary Brierley River rehabilitation and water resource management. School of Environment  g.brierley@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Deidre Brown Indigenous architectural design; Maori and Pacific architecture and art. School of Architecture and Planning  deidre.brown@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Ralph Buck Community dance and building community well-being. Dance Studies  r.buck@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Chris Bullen Housing and health. School of Population Health  c.bullen@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Bruce Burns Biodiversity management in urban forest ecosystems. School of Biological Sciences  b.burns@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Mark Busse Food security in rapidly urbanising countries. School of Social Sciences  m.busse@auckland.ac.nz
John Chapman Multi-storey timber building; Cross-laminated timber structures; Round timber structures; the ability to build high-rise wooden constructions, supporting the aims of intensive living. School of Architecture and Planning  jb.chapman@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Charles Clifton Behaviour and design of steel seismic-resisting systems; Behaviour and design of steel buildings for fully developed fire conditions, especially in regard to composite floor systems; Acoustic performance of buildings and building elements. Civil and Environmental Engineering  c.clifton@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Francis Collins Urban experiences; Diversity, migration and transnationalism; Politics of cultural diversity; Impact of information communication technology on mobilities and settler experience. School of Environment  f.collins@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Brad Coombes Resource and environmental management, indigenous participation in conservation and sustainability and environmental justice. School of Environment  b.coombes@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Seosamh Costello Transport infrastructure management and decision making including performance management and benchmarking; cycle infrastructure levels of service, particularly safety and risk; vehicle emissions, air quality and personal exposure. Civil and Environmental Engineering  s.costello@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Kim Dirks Vehicle emissions, air quality and personal exposure; Air pollution modelling; Air polluiton exposure; The impact of climate on health; Environmental noise. School of Population Health  k.dirks@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Jenny Dixon Urban form and intensification; Private urban governance; Gated Communities;  Strategic environmental assessment.  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategic Engagement), Professor of Planning  j.dixon@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Zhi Dong Impact of investors' heterogeneity on asset prices; Capital structure decisions; Earnings management for listed property portfolios; Investment strategies and portfolio management; Real option applications and auction design; Risk pricing and volatility analysis; Strategic land development and property pricing. Property  z.dong@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Matthias Ehrgott Optimisation in transportation. Engineering Science  m.ehrgott@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Olga Filippova Influences on property values; Property and finance. Property  o.filippova@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Karen Fisher Environmental management; Water governance; Politics of resource use; Participatory development; Knowledge production for sustainability. School of Environment  k.fisher@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Katie Fitzpatrick Issues of culture, class, gender and ethnicity: Youth perspectives. Critical Studies in Education  k.fitzpatrick@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Richard Flay Wind comfort criteria including pedestrian wind comfort and wind loads on buildings; Mitigation of unacceptable wind effects. Mechanical Engineering  r.flay@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Anthony Fowler Hydrology and water resource planning; Climate change and climate change impact assessment. School of Environment  a.fowler@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Heide Friedrich Insights into the inner workings or water-worked environments through: River and coastal mechanics and sediment movement; Modelling; Flow structure and ecohydraulics. Civil and Environmental Engineering  h.friedrich@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Wardlow Friesen Immigration and ethnic change; Impact of immigration on urban spaces and institutions and creation of new ‘ethnoscapes’; Population change, urban planning, service provision and the built form. School of Environment  w.friesen@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof JC Gaillard Disaster risk reduction (DRR), participatory tools for DRR; marginalisation and DRR with focus on ethnicity, gender minorities, children, prisoners and homeless people; Livelihood assessment and strengthening in DRR; post-disaster resettlement.  School of Environment  jc.gaillard@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Emilio Garcia Urban design; Ecological resilience to the analysis of the morphology and context of urban landscapes; Resilience in relationship with compactness, adaptability, and inequality in the built environment. School of Architecture and Planning  e.garcia@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Julia Gatley Modern and post-modern architecture; Architectural history; Modern heritage and adaptive reuse. School of Architecture and Planning  julia.gatley@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Luke Goode Social and cultural impacts of changes in media culture and technology. School of Social Sciences  l.goode@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Shiloh Groot Homelessness, social inequality, poverty.  Psychology  s.groot@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Kai Gu Urban morphology and urban design; Waterfront planning; Methods of characterising and managing the urban landscape; Urban planning and design of Chinese cities. School of Architecture and Planning  k.gu@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Michael Gunder Public policy and planning; Resource management policy; Critical deconstructions of dominant built environment related discourses/movements such as those of sustainable development, smart growth, new urbanism and urban design to give greater understanding of human actions and decision making. School of Architecture and Planning  m.gunder@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Errol Haarhoff 

Urban Design; Urban settlement history; Medium density housing; Place shaping.

School of Architecture and Planning  e.haarhoff@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Farzaneh Haghighi Intersection of urban space and event; the intersection of political philosophy, architecture and urbanism. School of Architecture and Planning  f.haghighi@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Nigel Haworth Employment relations; High performance issues in the Auckland economy; Housing policy; Regional integration and labour standards; Maori sustainable development. Management and International Business  n.haworth@auckland.ac.nz
Dr David Hayward Regional economic analysis and development. School of Environment  d.hayward@auckland.ac.nz
Lena Henry Maori and resource management; Iwi planning and development; Community planning; Local government policy and planning. School of Architecture and Planning  l.henry@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Niki Harré Community and sustainability psychology; Design and evaluation of injury prevention interventions: pedestrian safety, rail safety; Strategies to inspire sustainability and equality. Psychology  n.harre@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Elsie Ho Migration and mental health; Integration and settlement; Diversity issues. School of Population Health  e.ho@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Jamie Hosking Injury prevention, esp. traffic and transport related; Health equity; Urban design to improve road safety, health, environmental and social outcomes for communities. School of Population Health  jamie.hosking@auckland.ac.nz
Prof John Hunt Urban design decision-making; Urban master-planning; Urban waterfront development; Urban design review. School of Architecture and Planning  j.hunt@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Jason Ingham Concrete and masonry construction in new and existing buildings; Structural response and particularly seismic response; Acoustic and thermal performance. Civil and Environmental Engineering  j.ingham@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Rhys Jones Maori health; Health inequalities; Environmental health; Climate change. Te Kupenga Hauora Maori (TKHM)  rg.jones@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Robin Kearns Housing and built environment; Housing, neighbourhood and wellbeing; The human experience of healthy housing and liveable, equitable neighbourhoods that promote both child-friendly cities and aging in place. School of Environment  r.kearns@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Ngaire Kerse Health of the elderly; Fall prevention; Mental health; Housing; Modelling society through ageing and changing health service needs.  School of Population Health  n.kerse@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Asif Khan Physical and social infrastructure; Transportation planning; Housing policy; Non-shelter outcomes of housing. School of Architecture and Planning  asif.khan@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Bridget Kool Reducing injury; Housing; Health of the elderly. School of Population Health  b.kool@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Ronald Kramer Urban sociology; Neoliberalism, inequality and criminal justice systems; Subcultures; Graffiti writing culture. School of Social Sciences  r.kramer@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Anita Lacey Urbanization; Women and sustainability; Urban delvelopment programmes; Poverty reduction and development aid; Critical security studies; Climate change; Resistance and social movements. School of Social Sciences  a.lacey@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Stephen Knight-Lenihan Planning for: sustainable transport; biodiversity management; ecological resilience and integrated catchment management; Low carbon cities; Green infrastructure; Resilient urban environments that also offset their ecological footprint. School of Architecture and Planning  s.knight-lenihan@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Richard Le Heron Policy and governance; Discourses and practices of sustainability; Post-structuralist political economy. School of Environment  r.leheron@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Paola Leardini Environmental responsive architecture; Zero emission habitats; Building envelope; Comfort and indoor environmental quality. School of Architecture and Planning  p.leardini@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Deborah Levy Behavioural aspects of property; Property management; Real estate marketing. Property  d.levy@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Nick Lewis Political economy and political geography; Governance and the making of industries; Geographies of education. School of Environment  n.lewis@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Graeme Lindsay Climate change; Transport; Environmental Health; Sustainability; Cycling; Urban environment; Pacific health; Ethnicity data. School of Population Health  g.lindsay@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Jan Lindsay Volcanic hazard and risk assessment; Risk communication and emergency management. School of Environment  j.lindsay@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Kirsten Locke Education for sustainability; Intersecting and overlapping interests in education that encompass architecture, gender, policy and practice, art, and music. Critical Studies in Education  k.locke@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Alys Longley Art and ecology; Interdisciplinary projects on sustainability issues. Dance Studies  a.longley@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Sholeh Maani Economics of labour markets and labour market policy; Economics of education; Economics of immigration; Income distribution; Health and housing. Economics  s.maani@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Julie MacArthur Environmental politics and policy, participatory governance, renewable energy policies, social and solidarity economies; Best practices and policy innovations on the social and economic impacts of new green infrastructure; Potential of small scale projects to shape new policy initiatives in food, energy, housing and finance sectors. School of Social Sciences  j.macarthur@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Brian Mace Structural dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, active noise and vibration control, smart structures. Mechanical Engineering  b.mace@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Ralph Maddison Smart cities, physical activity and healthy environments, particularly with a technology focus. National Institute for Health Innovation  r.maddison@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Jay Marlowe Refugee settlement, social inclusion and ways that migrant communities can participate within civil society; Information communication technology and refugee background communities. School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work  jm.marlowe@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Rosemary Martin Dance, culture and politics.
Dance Studies  rose.martin@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Manfredo Manfredini Affordable and social housing; Low-cost high-performance energy retrofitting of existing houses using self-construction, advanced tech and integrated sustainability principles; Refunctionalising existing houses; Resilient habitat development. 
School of Architecture and Planning  m.manfredini@auckland.ac.nz
Sasha Matthewman Ecocriticism and education for sustainability. Curriculum and Pedagogy  sr.matthewman@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Steve Matthewman Technology studies; the underbelly of modernity; Sociology of accidents and disasters. School of Social Sciences  s.matthewman@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng Climate-vegetation interactions change as the climate changes; Plant ecophysiologiy and ecohydrology specialising in water and carbon fluxes of trees and other vegetation. School of Environment  c.macinnis-ng@auckland.ac.nz
Bill McKay New Zealand architecture and urban design issues; History of the built environment; Maori architecture. School of Architecture and Planning  b.mckay@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Dermott McMeel Investigating emerging methods to design for environmental and digital construction techniques (EDFAB); The influence of technology on the design/making process and the built environment; Smart Cities and the effects of technology on behaviour and use of buildings. Mobile technologies and collaboration; Social, collaborative, experiential and philosophical implications of digital media. Architecture and Planning  d.mcmeel@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Stuart McNaughton Director, Woolf Fisher Research Centre; Development of education and schooling success for diverse communities; links between housing and educational achievement. School of Curriculum and Pedagogy  s.mcnaughton@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Marilyn Tangi Ina McPherson (Brewin) Maori injury prevention and safety; Indigenous models for safe communities. Nga Pae o te Maramatanga  m.brewin@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Claire Meehan Social housing needs and provision for vulnerable populations; Youth and young people's issues.  School of Social Sciences  c.meehan@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Alessandro Melis Sustainable design; Future extreme living; Climate urban design; Radical architecture and theory; Transformation of ancient cities. School of Architecture and Planning  a.melis@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Bruce Melville Water resources engineering, including hydraulic, river, environmental and hydro-electric engineering; Sediment transport; Bridge scour. Civil and Environmental Engineering  b.melville@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Alice Mills Housing and marginalised populations; Prisoner reintegration and desistence from crime.  School of Social Sciences  a.mills@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Neil Mitchell Ecological restoration and biodiversity management; Analysis of the distribution and spread of native and invasive species together with the consequences of climate change; Soil ecology and the restoration of damaged soils.  School of Environment  n.mitchell@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Mohsen Mohammadzedeh Globalisation; Planning in the emerging global cities; Planning and urban conflicts; Smart city, Cybernetic technology and ethics of big data; Transportation and infrastructure planning.  School of Architecture and Planning mohsen.mohammadzadeh@auckland.ac.nz
Prof John Morgan Social and cultural aspects of educational politics; Alternative food networks; Education for sustainability. Education  john.morgan@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Larry Murphy

Globalisation and world cities; Housing policy and urban change: homeownership, social rental housing; Finance capital and the built environment: office development, the institutional evolution of listed property trusts, finance capital and entrepreneurial urban governance, housing finance, mortgage securitisation; Understanding property markets.

School of Environment  l.murphy@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Carol Mutch The role of schools in disaster response and recovery; Citizenship in action: The responses of children and young people to disasters; Schools, communities and children in disaster settings Critical Studies in Education  c.mutch@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Nirmal Nair Power system protection (IEC 61850, SPS, WAPS); Electricity markets (ancillary services, volatility, demand side participation); Smart grids (emphasis on substation automation, smart-metering, protection and control); Integration of renewable (wind, solar) and distributed generation into power systems; High-energy storage and electric vehicle impacts on distribution utilities. Electrical and Computer Engineering  n.nair@auckland.ac.nz
Dr David Newcombe Housing vulnerable populations; Addiction. Social and Community Health  d.newcombe@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Ken Palmer Land valuation and rating; Maori land valuation and rating; Heritage protection, aquaculture, and marina development; Local Government Law; Resource management law; Environmental law; Heritage law; Public works aquisitions.  Law  ka.palmer@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Julie Park Child-focussed aprroaches to housing and well-being. Anthropology  j.park@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Meg Parsons Historical geographies of settler societies; Indigenous peoples' perceptions and responses to social and environmental changes; Risk, resilience and climate change adaptation; Drivers of transformational change; Interaction of different knowledge systems (western scientific, Indigenous and local knowledges). School of Environment  meg.parsons@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Pierre Quenneville Multi-residential timber building; New solutions for resilient housing especially cross-laminated timber panel construction; Hybrid buildings (concrete, steel and timber) to optimise either acoustic, sustainability, vibrations or seismic performance. Civil and Environmental Engineering  p.quenneville@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Gary Raftery Timber construction specialist. Civil and Environmental Engineering  g.raftery@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Robert Raine Director: Energy and Fuels Research Unit; Vehicle emissions and energy efficiency. Mechanical Engineering  r.raine@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Andrea Raith Multiobjective network optimisation problems: esp. transportation modelling in vehicular traffic, cycling, aircraft routing; Network equilibrium problems such as traffic assignment. Engineering Science  a.raith@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Dory Reeves Planning and social sustainability; Gender and urban planning; UN Habitat. School of Architecture and Planning  d.reeves@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Michael Rehm Adaptive Reuse; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Sustainable Real Estate Development. Property  m.rehm@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Uwe Rieger Passive housing settlements; Reactive architecture; Digital modelling and fabrication. School of Architecture and Planning  u.rieger@auckland.ac.nz
Dr James Russell Ecology, biosecurity and conservation with an emphasis on population and behavioural biology questions relating to what makes species threatened or invasive, and how these trends can be reversed; Species diversity and community composition, and the application of genetic methods within an ecological context. School of Biological Sciences  j.russell@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Damon Salesa Rethinking Pacific New Zealand.  School of Maori and Pacific Studies  d.salesa@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Jennifer Salmond Vehicle emissions, air quality and personal exposure; Urban air pollution and urban meteorology. School of Environment  j.salmond@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Ajit Sarmah Transport, modelling and effects of emerging contaminants; Sustainable waste utilisation; Prioritisation and risk assessment of emerging chemicals including pesticide degradates in NZ’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; Use of biochar to improve soil quality; Climate change mitigation. Civil and Environmental Engineering  a.sarmah@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Luitgard Schwendenmann Carbon and nutrient cycling; Ecosystem functioning; Ecohydrology; Global change and urban ecosystem ecology. School of Environment  l.schwendenmann@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Asaad Shamseldin Hydrology and water resources; Urban water management; Floods and tsunami modelling; Hydroinformatics; Climate change. Environmental effects for housing. Civil and Environmental Engineering  a.shamseldin@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Peter Shand  Public art and its role in civic transformation. ELAM School of Fine Arts  p.shand@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Basil Sharp Assessment of solar energy potential in Auckland; Optimal contract design; Energy efficiency and spatial modelling of hazards. Economics, Director of the Energy Centre  b.sharp@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Kevin Simon Urbanisation and the effect on the structure and function of streams and lakes; Pollution assessment and remediation; Ecosystem ecology. School of Environment  k.simon@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar Inclusive policy and marginal groups; Biculturalism and multiculturalism; Gender and policymaking; Domestic violence and ethnic communities in New Zealand.  School of Population Health  r.simon-kumar@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Jim Speers  Public art and civic transformation. School of Fine Arts  j.speers@auckland.ac.nz
Dr John St George Subsidence prediction of settlements and problems related to old mines; Rock engineering in weak rock with applications in tunnelling; Environmental effects of blast vibrations with respect to urban development. Civil and Environmental Engineering  j.stgeorge@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Margaret Stanley Biodiversity and ecosystem function in urban areas; collaborative research to impact on policy and practice.   School of Biological Sciences  mc.stanley@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Lesley Stone University environment and sustainability initiatives. Manager of Sustainability and Environment, Property Services  lj.stone@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Sean Sturm The liveable university as a microcosm for the liveable city. Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education  s.sturm@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Mark Taylor High tech construction including innovative materials, processes and devices for New Zealand construction. Chemical and Materials Engineering  mark.taylor@auckland.ac.nz
Prue Taylor Resource management law and policy.  School of Architecture and Planning  prue.taylor@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Katey Thom Social justice issues in mental health. School of Nursing  k.thom@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Sam Trowsdale Urban hydrology; Water and society; Water sensitive urban design; Urban infrastructure and social change through the lens of water; hydrogeology; environmental management. School of Environment  s.trowsdale@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Stephen Turner The liveable university as a microcosm for the liveable city. School of Humanities
 sf.turner@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Yvonne Underhill-Sem Gender and development, critical population geographies, political ecology, enculturating economic processes, progressive social movements, Pacific development. School of Social Sciences  y.underhill-sem@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Marjorie van Roon Ecological carrying capacity; Integrated catchment management; Low-Impact Urban Design and Development; Sustainable Development;
Ecosystem conservation and restoration; Ecotoxicity and contamination.
School of Architecture and Planning  m.vanroon@auckland.ac.nz
Kathy Waghorn Public art and urban space; Place and placemaking. School of Architecture and Planning  k.waghorn@auckland.ac.nz
Dr David Welch Improvement of urban soundscapes; Health and quality of life impacts of noise and soundscapes. Audiology, School of Population Health  d.welch@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Janine Wiles  Ageing in place; Social gerontology; Aged care. School of Population Health  j.wiles@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Suzanne Wilkinson Construction productivity; Construction innovation; Improving construction industry project delivery systems and processes; Resilience and disaster reconstruction. Civil and Environmental Engineering  s.wilkinson@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Melissa Williams Maori and Aotearoa twentieth-century history with focus on Maori urban migrations, community development and identity construction;Maori labour and workplace culture. School of Humanities  mel.williams@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Douglas Wilson Transportation: highway and transportation engineering design, road safety engineering, pavement surface materials performance testing, system evaluation, funding and economics, travel demand management, traffic engineering. Water, wastewater and environmental engineering. Civil and Environmental Engineering  dj.wilson@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Charlotta Windahl Product and service innovation; understanding the human, market and business dimensions of innovation; business model design and market shaping activities. Marketing  c.windahl@auckland.ac.nz
Prof Alistair Woodward Environmental health; Transport and health; transport and injury; climate change. School of Population Health  a.woodward@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Liam Wotherspoon Integrated structure foundation response; Seismic response of bridges; Resilience of port facilities; Large scale field testing; Geotechnical site investigation. Civil and Environmental Engineering  l.wotherspoon@auckland.ac.nz
Assoc Prof Hong-Key Yoon Cultural geography; cultural attitudes to the environment; ethnic mosaic in Auckland. School of Environment  hk.yoon@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Kirsten Zemke Performance, identity and place. School of Social Sciences  k.zemke@auckland.ac.nz

 

 

Affiliated Researchers

Dr Lucy Baragwanath Manager, Research and Evaluation (RIMU), Auckland Council lucy.baragwanath@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  
Dr Patrick Barrett School of Social Sciences, The University of Waikato pbarrett@waikato.ac.nz Profile
Assoc Prof Jacky Bowring Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University

Jacqueline.Bowring@lincoln.ac.nz

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Prof Carol Boyle Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University carol.boyle@deakin.edu.au Profile
Dr Joel Cayford Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland joel.cayford@gmail.com Profile
Penny Cliffin Landscape Architecture, Unitec   Profile
Dr Bob Frame Principal Scientist, Governance and Policy, Landcare Research FrameB@landcareresearch.co.nz Profile
Dr Alison Greenaway Social Researcher, Governance and Policy, Landcare Research GreenawayA@landcareresearch.co.nz Profile
Dr Simon Lambert Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University Simon.Lambert@lincoln.ac.nz Profile
Assoc Prof John McDonagh Property Studies, Lincoln University John.McDonagh@lincoln.ac.nz Profile
(Peter) Brent Nahkies Faculty of Commerce, Lincoln University

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Prof Harvey Perkins People and Places harvey@peopleandplaces.co.nz  
Regan Solomon Land Use, Built Environment and Infrastructure Research Team Leader, Auckland Council regan.solomon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  
Dr Nick Taylor Taylor Baines & Associates n.taylor@tba.co.nz Profile
Will Thresher Thresher Associates, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture admin@thresher.co.nz Profile
Assoc Prof Judith Wang Associate Professor in Transport Engineering, University of Leeds, UK; Honorary Academic, The University of Auckland J.Y.T.Wang@leeds.ac.uk Profile
Prof Karen Witten Associate Director of SHORE, Massey University k.witten@massey.ac.nz Profile
Dr James Woodcock London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine james.woodcock@lshtm.ac.uk Profile
James Young Research Director, Runstad Centre for Real Estate Studies, University of Washington http://realestate.washington.edu/about/contact/ Profile