Mining and the Social Sciences - Panel Discussion


The social sciences have an important role to play in understanding mining’s impact on people and place, and its effect on different types of social systems and processes.

The panel provided a range of perspectives about how social scientists can shine a light on the mining industry, and its activities and impacts. By developing a deeper understanding of the mining industry’s broad reach, and by engaging diverse stakeholder groups, new perspectives about mining’s role in society can emerge.

This event was hosted by SMI's Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, the Centre's Director Professor Deanna Kemp facilitated the discussion.

Lunch was provided by:





Adjunct Professor Anthony (Tony) Hodge - Former President of the International Council on Mining and Metals, currently at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Dr Sarah Holcombe - Senior Research Fellow at the CSRM. Sarah is a social anthropologist with 20 years’ experience working in Aboriginal Australia within NGOs, including the 2 major Northern Territory Land Councils.

Anthony (Tony) Kelly - Tony was senior lecturer in Community Work at The University of Queensland for over 20 years and has worked as a consultant to government, corporations and NGO’s in ways of working with communities.

Professor Anna Littleboy - Anna led the CSIRO Resources and Sustainability program and currently leads the  Mine Lifecycles program at UQ. She specialises in sustainability through multidisciplinary integration in the minerals sector to deliver shared value to communities.

Mining and the Social Sciences - Panel Discussion

Fri 5 Oct 2018 11:00am12:30pm


The Queensland Brain Institute
Building 79
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
QBI Auditorium