People - Gateway Antarctica - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Current Staff
Former Staff
Associated Staff (University of Canterbury)
Adjunct Appointments
PhD Candidates
Masters Candidates
PhD Graduates
Masters Graduates
Visiting Erskine Fellows
Visiting Fellows

Current Staff

Index Wolfgang Rack

Dr Wolfgang Rack
Acting Director

Index Daniela Liggett

Dr Daniela Liggett
Senior Lecturer

Index Regina Eisert Dr Regina Eisert
Research Scientist

Dr Ursula Rack Dr Ursula Rack

Dr Oliver Marsh
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Daniel Price

Postdoctoral Fellow

  Carey Treleaven

Centre Administrator

Index Michelle Rogan Finnemore

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)

Ms Michelle Rogan-Finnemore
Executive Secretary

Former Staff

Index Kurt Joy Dr Kurt Joy
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ian Hawes Index

Professor Ian Hawes



Index Bryan Storey Professor Bryan Storey
Retired Director/Professor of Antarctic Studies


Associated Staff (University of Canterbury)

Adjunct Appointments

  • Dr Andrew Atkin, Former Executive Officer, University of Technology, Sydney (Retired)
  • Professor Mike Bentley, Department of Geography and Director of Climate Impacts Research Centre, Durham University, UK
  • Dr Neil Gilbert, Senior Fellow. Environmental Consultant and Polar Specialist
  • Dr Alan Hemmings, Associate Professor
  • Dr Graham Hill, Senior Fellow
  • Dr Olav Oftedal, Adjunct Professor, Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre, USA
  • Rhian Salmon, Fellow
  • Dr Gary Steel, Senior Fellow. Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University
  • Dr Ingrid (I.N.) Visser, Founder & Principal Scientist, Orca Research Trust

PhD Candidates

Gemma Brett Sea ice growth in the Southern Ocean: investigating a climate paradox by field validated remote sensing
Andrea Colombo Beyond AFoPS: how the presence and the rising interest of Asian countries will shape Antarctica
Rajasweta Datta Micro climates of glacial systems and meltwater availability in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Usama Farooq

Sea ice thickness through satellite imagery and altimetry

Arnaud Humbert Visual representations of Antarctica in contemporary art (1960s onwards): artistic output, conveyed values, societal impacts;
Ephaphrus Mamabolo Antarctic environmental challenges: the effectiveness of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
Gabriela Roldan Searching for an Antarctic identity in gateway cities: CapeTown, Christchurch, Hobart, Punta Arenas and Ushuaia
Pablo Wainschenker One continent, many understandings - representations of Antarctica in literature of the polar gateways
Christian Wild Tidal flexure of ice shelves - the key to understanding Antarctic grounding zones

Masters Candidates

Fraser Dennison Analysis of polar stratospheric cloud formation using parcel temperature histories
Rachel Innes The Mobilisation of Antarctic Research
Natalie Pilcher Mercury contamination in Adelie and emperor penguins in the Ross Sea: latitudinal, temporal, sexual, age and inter-specific differences
Ekki Scheffler Analysis of short term variations of glacier flow in the Ross Sea region, observed by new satellite sensors
Andrew Velman Planting Antarctica: new stations then and now
Toni Wi A framework for strategic environmental planning in the Southern Ocean

PhD Graduates

Master's Graduates