Phil Glassey


Full Name: Phil Glassey

Position: Senior Disaster Risk Reduction Scientist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-3-479 9684

Specialist Profile

Phil Glassey is an Engineering Geologist with disaster risk management experience. He has been involved in hazard mapping, risk assessments and disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects in New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Indonesia and Vietnam. Phil is currently leading a case study on the potential impact of rising sea level on groundwater flooding in the South Dunedin urban area. He is also researching social and governance implications of renewable energy, including attitudes toward "Critical" minerals, and leads the stakeholder tools and engagement component of the Earthquake-Induce Landscape Dynamics project


1983: BSc, Geology; 1986: MSc (Hons), Eng.Geol; 1997: DipGrad, Information Science

Areas of expertise

Engineering: Natural Hazards Risk Assessment
Geology: Database Design
Geology: Engineering Geology
Geology: GIS
Geology: Hazard Assessment
Geology: Hazard mapping
Geology: Land use planning for hazards
Geology: Landslides
Geology: Regional Geology
Social Science: Disaster risk management

Professional activities

New Zealand Geotechnical Society: Member
International Association of Engineering Geology: Member

Major publications

Glassey, P.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Forsyth, P.J.; Macleod, R. 2003 The geology of Dunedin, New Zealand, and the management of geological hazards. Quaternary International, 103(1): 23-40; doi: 10.1016/S1040-6182(02)00139-8

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