Professor Hazel Rymer is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching Innovation). Hazel contributes to the strategic vision and mission of the University and has a focus on supporting student success by providing executive leadership in the areas of innovation, strategy and policy development, course production, informal learning and research and scholarship in technology enhanced learning.
Hazel is Professor of Environmental Volcanology. Her research interest focuses on the identification of subsurface processes related to precursors to eruptive activity at persistently active volcanoes and calderas. She has developed and championed the use of microgravity as a tool for monitoring active volcanoes and calderas. The technique she pioneered is now the standard method for gravity monitoring on volcanoes.