Our People

  

We are a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, engineers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and natural resource specialists. We have in-depth knowledge of the minerals industry, both at corporate and operational levels, built from years of practical experience and engagement.

Our Directors are knowledgeable industry leaders, and our team is skilled to provide strategic or specialist advice, develop policy, and deliver world-leading research, education and training.

Our position within The University of Queensland, and our ability to link research and practice across several disciplines, sets us apart and adds unique value to our work.

 

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SMI Strategic Programs


 

Professional Development


Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Support


  • Dr Elaine Wightman

    Dr Elaine Wightman

    Postgraduate Coordinator
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Senior Research Fellow
    JKMRC

SMI Professional Staff


 

Emeritus Professor


 

Professor/Adjunct Professor


 

Honorary Professor


 

Adjunct Fellow


 

 


Acting Director

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies strategic initiative program
    Acting Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

 


Group Leaders

 


Researchers


Visiting Researchers

 


Professional Staff

 


Students

 


Emeritus Professor

 


Adjunct Professors

 


Honorary Professor

 


Adjunct Associate Professors


Honorary Associate Professors

 


Adjunct Senior Fellow

 


Honorary Fellow

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies strategic initiative program
    Acting Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

 


Researchers

 


Professional Staff

 


Students

 


Visiting Research Students

 


Adjunct Professors

 


Adjunct Associate Professors

 


Honorary Associate Professors

 


Honorary Senior Fellow

 


Senior Fellow


Adjunct Fellow


Industry Fellows

Leadership Team


Researchers


Centre Support


Students


Adjunct and Honorary Staff


 

Leadership Team


 

Visiting


Students


Honorary Associate Professor


 

Honorary Fellow


 

Visiting Research Student


 

Occupational Trainee


 

Researchers


Professional Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres
  • Holly Mcleod

    Management Accountant (currently on maternity leave)
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Dr Trish Murray

    Dr Trish Murray

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Management Accountant (back fill for maternity leave)
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

PhD Candidates


Visiting


 

Adjunct & Honorary


 

Industry Fellow


 

SMI-Environment Centres Advisory Board


 

Researchers


Professional Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres
  • Holly Mcleod

    Management Accountant (currently on maternity leave)
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Dr Trish Murray

    Dr Trish Murray

    Research Partnerships Manager
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Management Accountant (back fill for maternity leave)
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

PhD Candidates


Visiting


 

  • Lina Yu

    Lina Yu

    Visiting PhD Candidate
    CWiMi & MISHC

Adjunct & Honorary


 

Industry Fellow


 

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