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PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle

Kaya Wilson is a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle specializing in tsunami modelling. As an accredited hydrographic surveyor who has worked in both industry and federal government, Kaya applies ocean mapping expertise to best predict tsunami impact. Recent work includes the detailed tsunami modelling of Sydney harbor for potential tsunami threat.


  • 2014–2018
    Research Scientist, University of Newcastle
  • 2011–2013
    Bathymetry Specialist, Geoscience Australia
  • 2008–2011
    Hydrographic Surveyor, Private Industry


  • 2008 
    University of Plymouth, MSc Hydrography
  • 2007 
    Macquarie University, BSc Marine Science


  • 2018
    Seamless bathymetry and topography datasets for New South Wales, Australia,

Professional Memberships

  • SSSI membership, AHSCP Level one certified.