A formal, pdf version of my current CV can be downloaded here.

The following is a summary of some of the key things people seem to want to hear about. More interesting information is on the research page.


  • H.J. Horgan, B. Anderson, R.B. Alley, C.J. Chamberlain, R. Dykes, L.M. Kehrl, J. Townend (2015): Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Glacier velocity variability due to rain induced sliding and cavity formation, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.016.
  • C.J. Chamberlain, D.R. Shelly, J. Townend, T. A. Stern (2014): Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Low- frequency earthquakes reveal punctuated slow slip on the deep extent of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005436.
  • S.C. Cox, C.D. Menzies, R. Sutherland, P. Denys, C.J. Chamberlain, D. Teagle (2014): Geofluids, Transient permeability changes in the Alpine Fault hanging wall, New Zealand, induced by South Island earthquakes, doi: 10.1111/gfl.12093
  • C.J. Chamberlain, N. HouliĆ©, T. Stern, H. Bentham (2014): Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Lithosphere strain and stress fields near the San Andreas Fault doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.048.


  • Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship 2014: Awarded by the GeoScience Society of New Zealand to the student who the committee deem most likely to advance New Zealand geophysics in their career.
  • Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship 2012-2015: Stipend and fees scholarship for the duration of PhD study
  • Shell technical scholarship 2008-2012

Programming experience

My programming roots lie in fortran, having been taught this at University alongside Matlab. Since then my programming has branched out somewhat. My language of choice is Python, and I regularly add functional submodules and functions to my EQcorrscan Python package, which is distributed on both github and pypi.

I also have experience in c and c++, mostly for scientific algorithms. I am starting to gain experience writing html and css. I prefer to work by command-line so have a good knowledge of shell scripting.

Teaching experience

  • Tutoring undergraduate (level 300, final year) geophysics classes at VUW;
  • Tutoring final year undergraduate geophysics field class;
  • Mentored 4 summer research students;