2016 – Invited Rapporteur, Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, Australian Academy of Science
2016 – E.U. Erasmus+ Teaching and Research Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2016 – Invited Visiting Scientist, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
2015 – Geological Society of America Fellow
2014 – Geological Society of America Public Service Award
2013 – Geological Society of New Zealand Hochstetter Lecturer
2012 – Emerging Researcher Award, College of Science, University of Canterbury
2011 – New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize
2011 – New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communication Prize
2011 – Harold Wellman Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington
2010 – Smith Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Science University of Michigan
2007 – Geological Society of Australia Powell Medal
2006 – Geological Society of Australia David I Groves Award
2005 – Fresh Scientist, Science In Public, Australia
2002 – Top graduating M.Sc. student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico


1. Ministry of Science and Innovation: MSI grant, 2012 – 2014, $32,130, Associate Investigator
Living in the colour-coded city: building and understanding community resilience
2. GNS Science: GNS Science Hazards Platform 2010 – 2011, $30,000, A.I.
Precise Mapping of Near-Field Fault Deformation in NZ using LiDAR Technology (GNS Science)
3. GNS Science: E5813 Sarah Beanland Scholarship to Sharon Hornblow (advisor) 2011 – 2014, $30,000, A.I.
Earthquake and Tectonic History of the Greendale Fault and its Relationship to Active Faults in the
Canterbury Plains Region
4. Royal Society of New Zealand: M1137 Marsden Fund ‘Fast-Start’  Principal Investigator, 2010 – 2013, $300,000
Did Indonesian Tectonic Uplift Change Ocean Circulation and Global Climate 3-4 Myr ago?
5. NZ Earthquake Commission: Biennial Contestable Grants Programme 2012 – 2014, $50,000, A.I., Paleoearthquake History of the Greendale Fault, Canterbury
6. NZ Earthquake Commission: EQC Contestable Grants Programme 2012 – 2013 $20,000, A.I., Detailed analysis of Greendale Fault ground surface rupture displacements and geometries
7. Royal Society of New Zealand: Rutherford Postdoctoral Scholarship to Ben Mackey (advisor) A.I., 2012 – 2014 $170,000