Patrick is team leader of T+T’s coastal team based in Auckland. He works with councils and infrastructure owners across New Zealand and the Pacific to assess and understand coastal processes and hazards, so that they – and their coastal communities – can better plan for a safer, more resilient future.
Patrick has specialist skills in coastal processes, coastal erosion and inundation hazards, numerical wave modelling, morphodynamics (how the sea changes coastlines and how, in turn, changes to coastlines influence sea behaviour), coastal protection structures design and marine infrastructure structures.
Patrick has been involved in coastal erosion and inundation hazard assessments covering most regions in New Zealand and for several Pacific Islands, enabling communities to better plan for their future on the coast. He has also been involved in major infrastructure design projects, focussing on coastal protection. Examples are the Kaikoura earthquake response (design of earthquake-resilient seawalls along SH1), Waitangi Wharf Upgrade and Opotiki Harbour Development.
MSc, Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology (2013)
BSc, Civil Engineering at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (2009)