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Natural Hazards Social Science Panel

From the NHSSP - Ethical guidelines for post disaster research

NHSSP Members (2016- )

  • BEAVEN Sarah (University of Canterbury) - CO-CHAIR
  • KENNEY Christine (Joint Centre for Disaster Research) - CO-CHAIR
  • GLAVOVIC Bruce (Massey University)
  • KREFT Peter (MetService)
  • LANGER Lisa (Scion)
  • JOHNSTON David (GNS Science)
  • MCCLURE John (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • THOMPSON, Mary Anne (University of Auckland)


The Natural Hazards Social Science Panel (NHSSP) is being established to provide expertise to support decision makers before, during and after natural hazard events. This Panel will be similar in nature to the Tsunami Expert Panel and the NZ Volcanic Science Advisory Group, both of which have been active during and after natural hazard events, and provide an effective framework for the coordination of advice to decision makers and agencies. The NHSSP defines this advice as the sharing of expertise, knowledge, views, information and intelligence, and not the delivery of specific decision making recommendations.

For more information, see the Call for Nominations letter and Terms of Reference.


  • Call for Nominations
  • Draft Terms of Reference

Selection Panel

  • Richard Bedford, Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Leonie Waayer, Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management
  • Richard Smith, Earthquake Commission
  • Charles Blanch, Ministry of Health
  • Elizabeth McNaughton, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Lessons Learned, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Bevan Hunter, General Manager, Maori Relationships, GNS Science


Last updated 5 Sept 2017

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