Kelvin Berryman

William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures | 2013 Recipient

Kelvin manages the newly-formed research platform that integrates all of New Zealand’s government-funded research in natural hazards. The portfolio ranges from geological and weather-related hazards integrated natural hazard risk, resilient engineering and infrastructure research, and societal and land-use planning aspects of natural hazard mitigation. Kelvin is a Principal Scientist at GNS Science with over 35 years’ experience in geological hazard research and consultancy. Kelvin is one of New Zealand’s leading earthquake geologists, with particular expertise in the behaviour of active faults and seismic hazard in the Pacific region. He has carried out probabilistic earthquake and tsunami hazard studies from site specific to the national scale. Recent work has focussed on hazard assessments for nuclear facilities in Australia and Japan. Kelvin is also a Principal Investigator in the GEM Faulted Earth – Global Active Fault and Seismic Source Database project. In June 2011 Kelvin was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list as a Companion of the Order of the Queen’s Service Order for services to science and Canterbury earthquake recovery.