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.

12. Gender

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Gender is a cross-cutting research theme for CSRM. We have undertaken qualitative and quantitative studies of women in the mining workforce, and a range of research related the gendered impacts of mining in indigenous, developing and developed-world contexts.

We have authored guidance on integrating gender considerations into community, operational, management and regulatory processes with a range of partners, from NGOs including Oxfam, to multinational mining corporations including Rio Tinto, and with development agencies including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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