Dr Gill Jolly
|Affiliation||Director, Natural Hazards Division|
GNS Science, New Zealand
|G.Jolly AT gns.cri.nz|
Gill went to Cambridge University to read Geological Sciences. This then led to a Ph.D. at Lancaster University on the physical properties of lavas, including the physical properties of lavas from Mt. Etna, Italy and Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania.
After completing her Ph.D, she joined the British Geological Survey working on mineral exploration, using 3D modelling software for mine design and structural geology interpretations, and environmental geochemistry.
From 1996 to 2005, she was involved in the monitoring of Soufrière Hills Volcano on Montserrat, in the West Indies. From 1997 to 1999, she acted as Deputy Chief Scientist at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, and then became the Director of MVO for various periods between 1999 to 2005.
Gill came to New Zealand in 2006 and became the Head of the Volcanology Department at GNS (NZ’s primary Geological and Nuclear Sciences research institute).
In 2014, she became the Director of Natural Hazards at GNS. She leads a team of over 150 people who are responsible for research and monitoring of New Zealand’s geological hazards and for providing advice to the New Zealand government.