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Michael Petterson

Professor of Geology, Auckland University of Technology

I am a geoscientist with over 3 decades of experience. My academic area is in the fields of tectonics, structural geology/geological mapping, island arcs, volcanic & igneous geology/geochemistry, disaster and risk reduction and sustainable development particularly international development. I have worked and live din numerous countries and alongside numerous cultures including conflict countries such as Afghanistan. I am presently at the Auckland University of Technology introducing geoscience to this university for the first time.


  • –present
    Professor of Geology , Auckland University of Technology


  • 1981 
    University of Leicester (UK) for BSc and PhD, University of Keele, UK for PGCE , BSc Geology, PhD Geology, Geochemistry & Structural & Geology (1985) PGCE (1985)