Academic Programmes - Student Biographies

Mayshree BejaichundMayshree Bejaichund (Shingh)

M.S. Degree Candidate
University of the Witwatersrand

I have a BSc Honours Degree in Physics and Geology from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

In addition I have worked for 5 years in the field of seismic hazard and risk assessment at the Seismology Unit of the Council for Geoscience.

Some of the commercial work I am involved in includes seismic hazard and risk assessments for:

Seismic Hazard is a multidisciplinary field incorporating aspects of geology, seismology, geophysics, environmental geosciences and computer programming.

I have had the opportunity to attend a number of internationally accredited courses in this field which include:

In addition to earthquake hazards, I have started research into drought hazard and risk assessment and would also like to explore this field in future.

I hold an African Array bursary (2007 - second year). My topic of research is to review popular seismic hazard methods in earthquake hazard assessment with application to a site in Mozambique.