Dr Deirdre Hart
Position: Coastal Science Lecturer
University/Institute/Company: University of Canterbury
Fields of Research: Coastal and fluvial, Multi-hazards, Physical geography, coastal oceanography and engineering, Temperate and tropical coasts, NZ, Korea, Pacific
Deirdre researches the physical, biological and human (built environment lifelines) processes and interactions in coastal environments. This includes temperate and tropical coastal and river-mouth science, engineering and management. Current projects include collaboration with research teams in Korea, New Zealand, Italy and the USA. Her research approach is fundamentally multi-disciplinary, and employs a range of techniques from field, to laboratory and numerical and theoretical modelling.