Sally Dellow


Full Name: Sally Dellow

Position: Earth Structure and Processes Manager

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4755


1985: BSc, Geology; 1988: MSc, Engineering Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Alpine Slope Processes
Geology: Data management
Geology: Earthquake Hazard Assessment
Geology: Earthquake-induced landslide estimates
Geology: Engineering Geology
Geology: Lahars and debris flow
Geology: Land use planning for hazards
Geology: Landslide Hazard Assessment
Geology: Landslide Processes
Geology: Rock and soil properties

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member
NZ Geotechnical Society: Member

Major publications

Dellow, G.D.; Massey, C.I.; Cox, S.C.; Archibald, G.C.; Begg, J.G.; Bruce, Z.R.; Carey, J.M.; Davidson, J.; Della-Pasqua, F.N.; Glassey, P.J.; Hill, M.P.; Jones, K.E.; Lyndsell, B.M.; Lukovic, B.; McColl, S.T.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Read, S.A.L.; Rosser, B.J.; Singeisen, C.; Townsend, D.B.; Villamor, P.; Villeneuve, M.; Godt, J.; Jibson, R.; Allstadt, K.; Rengers, F.; Wartman, J.; Rathje, E.; Sitar, N.; Adda, A.-Z.; Manousakis, J.; Little, M. 2017 Landslides caused by the Mw7.8 Kaikoura earthquake and the immediate response. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 106-116

Rosser, B.J.; Dellow, G.D.; Haubrock, S.N.; Glassey, P.J. 2017 New Zealand's national Landslide Database. Landslides, 14(6): 1949-1959; doi: 10.1007/s10346-017-0843-6

Dellow, G.D.; Archibald, G.C.; Aubertin, F. 2012 Geotechnical assessment of the site of the October 2011 Maui gas pipeline failure near Pukearuhe, northern Taranaki. GNS Science consultancy report 2012/75. 31 p.

Semmens, S.; Perrin, N.D.; Dellow, G.D.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2011 NZS 1170.5:2004 site subsoil classification of Wellington City. paper 007 IN: Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering : building an earthquake resilient society, April 14-16, 2011, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: 9PCEE

Dellow, G.D.; Buxton, R.; Joyce, K.E.; Matcham, I.R. 2010 A probabilistic rainfall-induced landslide hazard model for New Zealand. p. 1069-1076 (paper 124) IN: Williams, A.L.; Pinches, G.M.; Chin, C.Y.; McMorran, T.J.; Massey, C.I. (eds) Geologically active : delegate papers 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment, Auckland, Aotearoa, 5-10 September 2010. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press

Dellow, G.D.; Barker, P.R.; Beetham, R.D.; Heron, D.W. 2003 A deterministic method for assessing the liquefaction susceptibility of the Heretaunga Plains, Hawke's Bay, NZ. p. 111-120 IN: Crawford, S.; Baunton, P.; Hargraves, S. Geotechnics on the volcanic edge, Tauranga, March 2003. Wellington: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. Proceedings of technical groups (Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand) 30(1 GM).

Hancox, G.T.; Perrin, N.D.; Dellow, G.D. 2002 Recent studies of historical earthquake-induced landsliding, ground damage, and MM intensity in New Zealand. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 35(2): 59-95

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