Centre for Social 
Responsibility in Mining

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) is a leading research centre committed to improving the social performance of the global resource industry.

CSRM focuses on the social, cultural, economic and political challenges that occur when change is brought about by mineral resource extraction.

The Centre contributes to industry change through independent social science research, teaching, and by convening and participating in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.

We have multi-disciplinary research projects about communities, governance, agreements, development, cultural heritage, resettlement, artisanal and small-scale mining, human rights, Indigenous Peoples, mine closure, conflict, and gender.

CSRM’s knowledge hubs are:

CSRM has won and is undertaking Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program project grants such as:

  • Public lessons, private interests: Do inquiries promote industry change?
  • Industrial disasters, disclosure deficits: Can transparency level the playing field?
  • Assessing the risks of extracting metals for the global energy transition (an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme grant).

 CSRM Five Year Plan      

General Enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3346 4066
Email: csrm.admin@uq.edu.au

Postal Address

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Level 6, 
Sir James Foots Building (47A), Crn College & Staff House Roads
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia


Prof. Deanna Kemp

Email: d.kemp@smi.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 3346 4204

Postgraduate Research

Dr Kathryn Sturman

Email: k.sturman@uq.edu.au

Professional Development

SMI Social