Centre for Social 
Responsibility in Mining

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

CSRM is the world’s largest university-based, industry-engaged group of social researchers dedicated to examining social and community issues related to resource extraction.

It delivers education through higher degrees by research (HDR), and is one of only a few centres in the world offering public and bespoke professional development courses for people working in the social aspects of the extractive industries.

CSRM’s researchers bring depth of expertise in anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, engineering, development and natural resource management.

Through independent research, teaching and multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, the Centre is helping to resolve some of the industry’s most pressing social and political challenges, including land use competition, business and human rights, mining-related conflict, resettlement and displacement, cultural heritage, governance and geopolitics.

As part of a multidisciplinary research institute the team also contribute to broad based projects to deliver a holistic and integrated solution on key sustainability challenges.

What we do:

  • Applied independent and commissioned research.
  • Engage, frame and characterise social performance and resource governance challenges.
  • Challenge established thinking in order to unlock new insights.
  • Facilitate workshops and clinics.
  • Convene and participate in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.
  • Design and deliver field-based and classroom teaching and training.
  • Disseminate research findings in a range of industry, public policy and academic forums and outlets.
  • Contribute to academic debate.
  • Advise companies, governments and communities.

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

Student enquiries

For enquiries about studying at SMI, email our HDR team.

Email: smihdroffice@uq.edu.au

Professional Development

For enquiries about studying at professional development, email Patricia Llort.

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