University of Canterbury
Co-leader, Rural Communities
Tom is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Canterbury with a strong research track record focused on understanding the impacts of volcanic, earthquake and tsunami hazards on critical infrastructure, primary industries, and community resilience. In recent years he has contributed underpinning impact and risk science to the major New Zealand Riskscape initiative, investigated GIS tools for evacuation planning and disaster management, and worked extensively on collaborative disaster resilience programmes – including AF8, DEVORA and Taranaki Volcanic Futures. Producing over 90-refereed publications and more than 10 PhD graduands, Prof Wilson’s research has spanned diverse settings from Indonesia to South America.