CQSRG Researchers

CQSRG (pronounced CQ Surge) has been researching the earthquake seismicity of Eastern Central Queensland since it began operation in 2002.
CQSRG is a self funded, independent, non-commercial research institute.


CQSRG's Lead Research Seismologist is Mike Turnbull BAppSc(Dist) QUT, MAppSc CQU, C.Dec.

Mike has a degrees as Bachelor of Applied Science with Distinction from the Queensland University of Technology (1991), (majoring in Physics and Mathematics), and Master of Applied Science by research and thesis in the seismology of Central Queensland from the Central Queensland University (2002).

Mike's Master's research thesis is titled A Seismic Hazard Assessment and Microzonation of Bundaberg

Mike is on the CQUniversity Australia staff as an Adjunct Research Fellow, and is a member of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society.

The research conducted at CQSRG is oversighted by seismologist Dr Kevin McCue BSc(Hons) ANU, DIC Imperial College of Science & Technology, MPhil London University, FIEAust.

Kevin is on the CQUniversity Australia staff as an Honorary Professor.

Kevin is Director of the Australian Seismological Centre, based in Canberra. He is a past Principle Seismologist at Geoscience Australia (GA), previously known as the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO).

Kevin is a Past President and Past Secretary of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society., and is one of the current three members of the AEES's Earthquake & Tsunami Expert panel. He was the inaugural recipient of the prestigeous AEES Charles Bubb Award in 2014.

Geology Researcher at CQSRG is Dr Andrew Hammond B.Sc(Hons)(Tas) M.Appl.Sc.(Canter) PhD(Massey).

Andy has memberships in the Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network (AUGEN), the Bowen Basin Geologists Group, the Australian Soil Science Society, and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science. He is a Senior Lecturer in Geoscience at CQUniversity (Rockhampton Campus), is the Discipline Leader for CQUniversity's Mining & Geoscience Programs, and is their Environmental Geoscience Research Leader.

Andy has authored many State & Federal Government internal and external reports and publications in the areas of environmental geoscience, soil science and land managment in agricultural and forestry lands.