• Adaptation Planning

    We work with communities to understand and manage systemic risk.

  • Risk Science

    We integrate our applied and theoretical research to advance the foundations of risk science.

  • Risks in Complex Systems

    We are leading research in how risk is assessed in complex systems.

  • Systems Analysis

    We are improving how socio-techno-ecological systems are understood to manage complex trade-offs and synergies.

We are an interdisciplinary team of risk researchers dedicated to building a comprehensive foundation for understanding how to mitigate and manage risks effectively. Our core areas of focus include:

  • Analysing how impacts cascade through various domains of societal well-being, such as health, economy, and environment.
  • Developing effective strategies for risk communication and community engagement, ensuring that stakeholders are well-informed and empowered to make informed decisions.
  • Embracing adaptive planning approaches to navigate uncertainties and respond proactively to emerging challenges.
  • Identifying and implementing risk management strategies that avoid maladaptation and unintended consequences, while uncovering win-win solutions through strategic interventions.
  • Enhancing the built environment to maximise environmental sustainability and community well-being, creating resilient and thriving communities.

We collaborate closely with communities across New Zealand, co-producing tailored approaches that support their unique needs and empower them to thrive in the face of future challenges. Through our interdisciplinary expertise and community-driven approach, we strive to create a safer, more resilient, and sustainable future for all.


Risk science offers an integrated approach to resilience

Logan, T. M., Aven, T., Guikema, S. D., & Flage, R.

Hard-adaptive measures can increase vulnerability to storm surge and tsunami hazards over time.

Logan, T. M., Guikema, S. D., & Bricker, J. D.

Demographics and risk of isolation due to sea level rise in the United States

Best, K., He, Q., Reilly, A. C., Niemeier, D. A., Anderson, M., & Logan, T.

Risk of isolation increases the expected burden from sea-level rise

Logan, T. M., Anderson, M. J., & Reilly, A. C.

Alyssa Ryan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: alyssa.ryan@canterbury.ac.nz

Darcy Glenn

PhD Student

Email: darcy.glenn@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Dr. Ivan Villaverde Canosa

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: ivan.villaverdecanosa@canterbury.ac.nz

Dr. Tom Logan

Rutherford Discovery Fellow

Email: tom.logan@canterbury.ac.nz

Jack Rose

Jack Rose

Masters Student

Email: jack.rose@canterbury.ac.nz

Kendrick Hardaway

Visiting Researcher

Email: kendrick.hardaway@canterbury.ac.nz

Logan Brunner

PhD Candidate

Email: logan.brunner@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Marcelle Scadden

PhD Student

Email: marcelle.scadden@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Mitchell Anderson

PhD Candidate

Email: mitchell.anderson@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Nohah Forde

PhD Student

Email: nohah.forde@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Patrick Curran

PhD Candidate

Email: patrick.curran@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Portia Sharp

Masters Student

Email: portia.sharp@pg.canterbury.ac.nz