Professor James Goff

Professor of Tsunami Research (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences)
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia


I am particularly interested in tsunamis & all aspects of tsunamis - hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment, disaster and emergency management; but in studying this particular natural hazard my interests have quite naturally extended to include a vast range of others - earthquakes, cyclones, eruptions,landslide and asteroids. During my career I have worked in environments from the high mountains to the deep ocean and therefore all natural hazards and the associated human-environment interactions are of interest to me.

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I have worked on natural hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, river floods, glacial outbursts, and landslides in Australia, the Antarctic, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Japan, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Chile, Mexico, The Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Hawaii, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pacific Northwest, Canada, UK, France, Greece, Belize, and Wallis and Futuna. I am Adjunct Professor at the University of the South Pacific, and have been Visiting Professor at Arizona State University (USA), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and the National University of Singapore. I am also Honorary Research Associate at the University of Auckland, and "Scientist-in-Residence" at the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hawaii.

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Last updated: 22 Nov 2016