UR22 Wellington Satellite // Speaker

Gill Jolly

Gill is a volcanologist from the UK and after researching magma physics for her PhD, she started work at the British Geological Survey. After a few years exploring for gold and base metals in the UK, she was involved in the eruption of Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat from 1995 to 2005. In 2006 she moved to NZ where she led the Volcanology team at GNS Science through New Zealand and SW Pacific eruptions. Between 2014 and 2018, she was the Director of the Natural Hazards Division and led the division through the response to the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake. She is currently the Leader of the Natural Hazards and Risks Science Theme. She is responsible for developing GNS’ strategic direction for research on volcanoes, tsunami, landslides and earthquakes, and she is a conduit between the natural hazards research community and senior decision-makers.

A/Prof. Nguyen Canh Thai graduated Civil Engineering and started working at Thuyloi University in 1987 as a faculty lecturer of Hydraulic Structural Engineering Department. He completed MSc and then PhD in 2000 from Kyoto University, Japan. In 2013 he was appointed as Vice President of Thuyloi University in charge of science and technology and international cooperation.