Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at SMI

The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) values the contributions of all staff and students and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion across all areas of the Institute.

SMI’s Diversity and Inclusion committee is responsible for promoting this ethos and ensuring that SMI is welcoming, supportive and inclusive to all staff, students and the wider community.

By practising the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion at SMI, we seek to create a vibrant and inclusive environment that allows ideas to flourish, people to be empowered and our community to grow.

Committee members

Email the SMI Diversity and Inclusion Committee, sdic@uq.edu.au

Committee Chair
Professor Mohsen Yahyaei
Director, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
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Co-chair, Gender and Equity
Claudia Moreno
PhD Candidate, Centre for Water in the Minerals IndustryView profile

Co-Chair, LGBTQIA+
Dr Juliana Segura-Salazar
Research Fellow, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
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Co-Chair, Disability and Age
Gabriella Neufeld
Senior Management Accountant, Sustainable Minerals InstituteView profile

Co-chair, Race and Ethnicity
Carlos Estrada-Grajales
Research Assistant, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
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Co-Chair, Carers
Dr Robynne Chrystal
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
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Co-Chair, Neurodiversity
Nikky LaBranche
Research Fellow – OHS in Mining, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
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Melissa Glendenning
Director – Institute Operations, Sustainable Minerals Institute
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Dr Monia Anzooman
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
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Adithyanti Febriana
PhD Candidate, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
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Donna Glase
Senior Executive Assistant –
Institute Director, SMI
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Diversity and Inclusion at UQ

The University of Queensland (UQ) values the strength that diversity and inclusion bring to the University.

The diversity of our staff and student populations contributes to innovation and excellence in our research, teaching and learning endeavours, and marks UQ as an internationally leading institution. 

Valuing Diversity