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Member since: 1999
Senior Policy Advisor (Hazards and Coasts)
Bio: Iain holds a BSc in geography/geology, an MSc with 1st class Honours in environmental sciences with a thesis specialising in coastal geomorphology and a PhD specialising in coastal processes, sediment transport and process geomorphology of mixed sand and gravel beaches, from the University of Canterbury. Currently he is the Regional Senior Hazards Analyst at Greater Wellington Regional Council and has 14 years local governemnt experience. He provides analysis and research into natural hazards that affect the region and provides expert advice to council, hearings, the Environment Court and general public. He develops natural hazards policy and looks at ways to implement best practice coastal hazard management and climate adaptation and in the course of his work is also a science communicator.