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Shari Gallop

Dr Shari Gallop


Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: School of Science

University/Institute/Company: University of Waikato


I am a marine environmental scientist. My research spans a broad range from coastal morphodynamics, through coastal hazards, to estuarine processes and the science of estuarine restoration. I use a range of techniques such as in situ field measurements, combined with remote sensing techniques (e.g., video) and numerical modelling to understand relationships between meteorological, hydrodynamic, and geological processes. I am at student of Te Reo Māori (Māori language) and on a journey learing how to bridge Te Ao Māori (Māori world), mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and western science.

I am Kāhui whakahaere (on the steering group) of Te Ahu o Rehua: A Network for Cross Cultural Ocean Knowledge, and Co-Leader of the Coastal Programme in the Resilence to Nature Science Challenge. I have a strong track recovery in community and media engagement and am the 2020 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow for Aoteroa New Zealand, for my research on the science of estuarine restoration and how to account for climate change. I have worked across a broad range of media, including BBC Coast New Zealand, newspaper, magazine, TV news and radio. I am an advocate for gender equaltiy in STEM and co-chair of Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering and Associate Editor for Anthropocene Coasts.

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