Malcolm Ingham

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Senior Lecturer - Physics School of Chemical and Physical Sciences


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Environmental physics, Geophysics

My principal research interests centre on the use of electrical and electromagnetic techniques to investigate environmental and geophysical problems. Examples of this include:

  • using the process of electromagnetic induction in the Earth due to time variations in the geomagnetic field, as a means of determining and understanding the electrical resistivity structure of geothermal and volcanic regions
  • the use of dc electric resistivity techniques in groundwater studies
  • the application of electrical methods to understanding the internal microstructure of sea ice.

I am also active in using palaeomagnetic records to try and understand the process of reversals of the geomagnetic field.


Active collaborations continue with colleagues at GNS Science, the University of Otago, the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Utah.

External research funding

New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology - "The impact of winter growth on sea ice thickness" (2007-2010)

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Teaching in 2020