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Chris Cameron

Position:                PhD Candidate

Email Address:    chris(at)bodekerscientific.com

Academic Qualifications:
  • 1994, MSc in Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand - Thesis topic "Cloud Water Deposition to Tussock Grassland"
  • 1992, BSc in Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand
Scholarships:
  • October 2015 - present: Marsden funded PhD Scholarship
  • 1992-94:  Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust Scholarship
Positions/Employment:
  • September 2015 – present:  PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in cooperation with Bodeker Scientific and the New Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
  • Feb 2014 – Aug 2015: Principal Advisor, Strategy and Planning Division, Hutt City Council, Lower Hutt, NZ
  • Nov 2008 – Dec 2013: Principal Advisor, Climate Change Office, Wellington City Council, Wellington, NZ
  • Oct 2006 – Nov 2008: Senior Advisor, Reporting and Communications Team, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington
Achievements:
  • 2014: Panel member for the first four year review of New Zealand’s ‘Natural Hazards Research Platform’ (MBIE, Mar 2014)
  • 2014: Invited speaker at the 18th Public Health Summer School on ‘Urban Health and Sustainability’ (Otago School of Medicine, Wellington)
  • 2013: Co-author of journal paper: ‘Local Environment: Adapting to changing climate risk by local government in New Zealand: institutional practice barriers and enablers’ (Lawrence et al)
  • 2013: Wellington city representative at the ‘Gobal Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction’ (UNISDR, Geneva)
  • 2012-2013: Steering committee member for Climate Change Roundtable series hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington Institute of Governance and Policy Studies
  • 2012: Member of organising committee and session chair for NZ Climate Change Centre conference on sea level rise
  • 2010: Developed Wellington City Council’s ‘Climate Change Action Plan’, category winner of the Government’s 2011 Green Ribbon National Environmental Award
  • 2008: Led the NZ negotiating team for the SBSTA (Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice) at the annual UNFCCC meeting (Bonn)
  • 2007-2008: Represented NZ on delegations to international UN and IPCC meetings on GHG reporting and negotiations
  • 2007-2008: Member of development team for the NZ ‘Land-Use and Carbon Analysis System’ (LUCAS)
  • 2007: Expert Reviewer (International Greenhouse Gas Reporting), UNFCCC