7 Apr 2024

Calling Home: Volcanologist Chris Conway is too tall for Japan

From Sunday Morning, 11:06 am on 7 April 2024

Chris Conway is a volcanologist based in Tsukuba City. Chris works at the Geological Survey of Japan specialising in chemical volcanology. He studies the composition of volcanic rocks and minerals to understand the processes and timescales of magma formation and eruption. 

Before moving to Japan Chris grew up in Wellington’s Lyall Bay obtaining his degree and later PhD at the cities Victoria University.  

Chris loves his life in Japan but does have one complaint “things generally aren’t built for tall people.” 

He joins Jim for Calling Home. 

Christ Conway is wearing tramping gear and standing in front of a Japanese volcano.

Photo: Chris Conway