Mark Cameron Quigley obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2007.
Mark has been published extensively in top-tier international journals across a wide range of geologic disciplines, including palaeoseismology, structural geology, geomorphology, and Holocene climate change. Mark was awarded the 2006 David I Groves Award and the 2007 Chris Powell Medal while at Melbourne for his postgraduate research on Australian earthquakes. In 2010, Mark published a review paper entitled ‘Tectonic Geomorphology of Australia’ in the Geological Society of London that synthesized over a century of research by the scientific community into the evolution of Australia’s landscapes.
In 2009, Mark joined the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he is now a Senior Lecturer in Active Tectonics and Geomorphology. Mark was awarded the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science Communication and the 2011 New Zealand Association of Scientists Communication Award for his work on the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Mark has delivered over 50 lectures internationally on these events, some of which have been attended by over 1000 people. Mark is presently writing a book on the science and experience of living through these traumatic events.