Chris Massey


Full Name: Chris Massey

Position: Engineering Geologist

Contact details

Email: C.Massey
Phone: +64-4-570 4770


1996: BSc, Hons, Geology; 1999: MSc, DIC Engineering Geology; 2010: PhD, Engineering Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Rock mass evaluation
Geology: Structural geological mapping
Geomorphology: Aerial photograph interpretation
Geomorphology: Geological and geomorphological mapping
Geophysics: Construction supervision
Geophysics: Drainage design
Geophysics: Emergency response and mitigation design
Geophysics: Foundation design
Geophysics: Geohazard assessments
Geophysics: Landslide monitoring
Geophysics: Retaining wall analysis and design
Geophysics: Rock and soil slope analysis
Geophysics: Rock fall analysis and design
Geophysics: Underground roof support (mining)
Information Technology: GIS and other geotechnical software

Professional activities

Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS): Fellow
Chartered Geologist: Member

Major publications

Massey, C.I.; Petley, D.N.; McSaveney, M.J. 2013 Patterns of movement in reactivated landslides. Engineering Geology, 159: 1-19; doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.03.011

Massey, C.I.; Palmer, N.G. 2007 Monitoring landslide movement and triggering factors in near real-time : examples from translational landslides in New Zealand. p. 439-447 IN: Potvin, Y. (ed.) Slope stability 2007 : proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, 12-14 September 2007, Perth, Australia. Nedland, WA: Australian Centre for Geomechanics

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