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Research interests

My research involves natural hazard risk assessment, numerical simulation of natural hazard processes and understanding the physical, economic and health impacts of complex natural hazard events. These themes have underpinned the development of three natural hazard loss models. These models have provided hazard and loss estimates for numerous consulting projects, informing insurance, government and emergency management organisations.

I value strong research collaborations with colleagues from a number of international institutions, and have worked on volcanic hazard and risk assessment projects in Japan, New Zealand, Peru and the Philippines.  I enjoy working with graduate students and am currently supervising or co-supervising five PhD projects.  I am particularly interested in the health aspects of disasters and have begun a Master of Public Health with the aim to better understand and reduce the impacts associated with food system disruptions and the spread of disease following natural disasters. 

Education/Academic qualification

Natural Hazards, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Macquarie University


Earth Science, Master of Science (MSc Hons), University of Waikato


Earth Science, Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Waikato


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Research Outputs

How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes

Handley, H. & Magill, C., 10 Jun 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

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Spatio-temporal assessment of fire severity and vegetation recovery utilising Sentinel-2 imagery in New South Wales, Australia

Rahman, S., Chang, H-C., Magill, C., Tomkins, K. & Hehir, W., 2019, IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 9960-9963 4 p.

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  • A synthesis and review of historical eruptions at Taal Volcano, Southern Luzon, Philippines

    Delos Reyes, P. J., Bornas, M. A. V., Dominey-Howes, D., Pidlaoan, A. C., Magill, C. R. & Solidum, R. U., 1 Feb 2018, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 177, p. 565-588 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Communication demands of volcanic ashfall events

    Stewart, C., Wilson, T. M., Sword-Daniels, V., Wallace, K. L., Magill, C. R., Horwell, C. J., Leonard, G. S. & Baxter, P. J., 2018, Observing the volcano world: volcano crisis communication. Fearnley, C. J., Bird, D. K., Haynes, K., McGuire, W. J. & Jolly, G. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 23-49 27 p. (Advances in Volcanology).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    Evaluating relative tephra fall hazard and risk in the Asia-Pacific region

    Jenkins, S., Magill, C. & Blong, R., 16 Feb 2018, In : Geosphere. 14, 2, p. 492-509 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 73 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    Here's how to keep up with the latest on Mt Agung, the Bali volcano

    Sarah Keenihan, Christina Magill, Heather Handley & Richard John Arculus


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment