Dr. Trevor Allen

Seismologist, Geological Survey of Canada, and National Building Code of Canada's Standing Committee on Earthquake Design

Trevor completed his postgraduate studies at Monash University in Melbourne Australia in 2004. Since then he has worked as an earthquake seismologist in Australia, the United States and most recently, Canada.

From 2006 through 2008, Trevor undertook postdoctoral research at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center. During this time, he was a key member of the team responsible for developing the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) system, which now delivers real-time estimates of earthquake impacts for significant earthquakes worldwide.

Through his work with Geoscience Australia, Trevor was involved in several aspects of the Australian earthquake research program. During this time, he also led regional disaster risk reduction initiatives, working in partnership with technical agencies in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Trevor currently works as an earthquake hazard specialist with Natural Resources Canada. He sits on the National Building Code of Canada’s Standing Committee for Earthquake Design and is focussed on research that will improve knowledge on the likely ground-shaking hazard throughout Canada.