DR Brendan Duffy

DR Brendan Duffy


  • Structural development of mountain belts and implications for seismic hazard and engineering risk (neotectonics; structure; geomorphology; seismic hazard; engineering)



  • Brendan Duffy (www.faultrock.com) is a Lecturer in Applied Geoscience in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is a committed geoscience teacher and an active researcher who publishes articles that integrate structural geology, geophysics and geomorphology. His interests range across subjects from the tectonics of Eastern Indonesia to the active tectonics, earthquake geology and engineering geology of the South Island of New Zealand. Much of Brendan’s research builds on his PhD studies in Timor-Leste, and earthquake interruptions to his research while living in Christchurch. Brendan was awarded his PhD in 2013. Since then he has taught at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and spent some time working in industry, on projects ranging from gold exploration in Northern Queensland to water exploration in New Zealand. At The University of Melbourne, Brendan has taught undergraduate structural geology and geodynamics and is currently coordinating the professional Master of Geoscience programme.    


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Canterbury 2013
  • MSc, University of Canterbury 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y