Research expertise

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining's (CSRM) staff and students have in-depth expert knowledge of the extractives sector, in particular the mining sector.

They have connections across different disciplines in the Sustainable Minerals Institute and The University of Queensland (UQ) and examine issues within a broader context.

The Centre's multi-disciplinary orientation, position within UQ, and ability to conduct leading edge social science research, is what sets CSRM apart in the education and extractives sector.

1. Communities

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CSRM’s research with local communities spans a wide range of issue and geographic areas. Our researchers are leading, highly sought after, applied social scientists who work with community stakeholders to understand the local experience of mining-related activities.

The CSRM team has extensive experience in working at the interface between mining companies, governments and local communities – in local villages, along infrastructure corridors and on-site at some of the most challenging operations world-wide.

CSRM’s researchers are experts at engaging in multi-disciplinary teams, and working cross-culturally and collaboratively with local universities, consultancies and community organisations.