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Sandra Paula Villacorta



Geologist with experience in site investigation, geomorphological research, geological hazards assessment, Earth observation technologies, hazards and Risks analysis using GIS.

I'm a researcher with a demonstrated history of working in Nonprofit Organisations, supporting Early Career Geoscientists and increasing awareness on geoethics and geoscience education. Skilled in Program Development, Management and Evaluation. Strong operations professional including finance, Project Management, Science Communication and outreach experience through public conferences.

Active membership at IAPG, IGEO, the Geological Society of Peru and Australia.

Professional experiences

Research fellow

Charles Darwin University , Darwin - Others

From July 2018 to Today

Visiting consultant

Surface Water & Erosion Solutions , Darwin

From March 2018 to November 2018

Development of hydrologic modelling, geotechnical assessment, assistance to consultant staff.

Research project leader

Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute , Lima

From July 2006 to November 2018

● 2016-2017. Improving Management Plans to prevent disaster by floods in the Rimac and Piura rivers.
● 2010-2016. Participation in the Peruvian Delegation to the South American Defense Council for the implementation of Project: “South America Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk".
● 2008-2015. Assessment in High-risk zones by debris flows in Metropolitan Lima.
● 2008-2011. Peruvian landslide hazard map.

Additionals trainings


ITC - Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

2004 à 2005

Master of Science

Technical University of Madrid - Sustainable Use of Mineral Resources

2006 à 2008


Technical University of Madrid - Research, Modelling and Environmental Risk Analysis

2012 à 2018


YES Network

Ex President Peruvian Chapter

International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Peruvian Section Coordinator

International Geoscience Education Organization

General Secretary of Latin American Chapter


NL – Unspecified – 2017


Espagnol - Native language

Anglais - Fluent


GIS mapping
Academic advising and supervision
Academic research
Reviewer Journal
Risk Assessment
Geological mapping
geotechnical survey


  • Geoinformatics (GIS)
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geoscience Education