2018-2020 -Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Earth Sciences and Astronomy (ESA) panellist
2017-2020 – GEOLOGY Science Editor, Geological Society of America
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
2012-2015 – Judge, New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize
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. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP170103350: Origins and distributions of intraplate earthquakes (2017-2020), Value: $345,000, Role: Principal Investigator
  2. Ministry of Science and Innovation Grant: Living in the colour-coded city: building and understanding community resilience (2012-2014), Value: $32,130, Role: Associate Investigator
  3. New Zealand Natural Hazards Research Platform: Precise Mapping of Near-Field Fault Deformation in NZ using LiDAR Technology (2010-2011), Value: $30,000, Role: Associate Investigator
  4. Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund ‘Fast-Start’ M1137: Did Indonesian Tectonic Uplift Change Ocean Circulation and Global Climate 3-4 Myr ago? (2010-2013), Value: $300,000, Role: Principal Investigator
  5. NZ Earthquake Commission Biennial Contestable Grant: Paleoearthquake History of the Greendale Fault, Canterbury (2012-2014), Value: $50,000, Role: Associate Investigator
  6. NZ Earthquake Commission Contestable Grant: Detailed analysis of Greendale Fault ground surface rupture displacements and geometries (2012-2013), Value: $20,000, Role: Associate Investigator