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


 

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Acting Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
  • Susan Johnston

    Susan Johnston

    Program Leader
    Governance and Leadership in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Professor Daniel Franks

    Professor Daniel Franks

    Program Leader
    Development Minerals, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Professional Development


Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Support


SMI Professional Staff


  • Dr Bronwyn Battersby

    Dr Bronwyn Battersby

    Business Manager
    People Centres
  • Sherrin Brundle

    Sherrin Brundle

    Facilities Co-ordinator
    BRC & JKMRC
  • Tyson Cronin

    Tyson Cronin

    Health, Safety, Wellness and Facilities Manager
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Gillian Ievers

    Gillian Ievers

    Communications and Engagement Manager
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres, 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
  • Sherrie Palmer

    Sherrie Palmer

    Business Manager | Portfolio Support Office
    JKMRC, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Nicole Phelan

    Nicole Phelan

    Research Project Manager
    SMI, Cooperative Research Centre Transformation in Mining Economies (CRC TiME)
  • Connor Pound

    Connor Pound

    Communications and Engagement Officer
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Michael Pun

    Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michelle Rowland

    Michelle Rowland

    Technical Administration Officer
    Transformational Learning
  • Anita Whybrow

    Executive Assistant to the Institute Director
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Melinda Winton

    Melinda Winton

    Centre Administration Officer
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

Researchers


 

 

Emeritus Professor


 

Professor/Adjunct Professor


 

Honorary Professor


 

 


Acting Director

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Acting Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

 


Group Leaders

 


Researchers

 


Professional Staff

 


Postgraduate students

 


Emeritus Professor

 


Adjunct Professors

 


Honorary Professor

 


Adjunct Associate Professors


Honorary Associate Professors

 


Honorary Fellow

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Acting Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

Group Leaders

 


Researchers

 


Professional Staff

 


Students

 


Adjunct Professors

 


Adjunct Associate Professors

 


Honorary Associate Professors

 


Adjunct Senior Fellow

 


Honorary Senior Fellow


Adjunct Fellow


Industry Fellow

Leadership Team


Researchers


Centre Support


Students


CSRM Advisory Board Members


 

Adjunct and Honorary Staff


 

  • Brett Garland

    Brett Garland

    Director
    Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Leadership Team


 

Visiting


Support Staff


 

Students


Honorary Associate Professor


 

Honorary/Industry Fellow


 

MISHC Advisory Board


 

Environment Centres Advisory Board

 


 

  • Peter Erskine

    Associate Professor Peter Erskine

    Director
    Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Group Leader
    Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience

Researchers


Professional Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Michael Pun

    Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Tyson Cronin

    Tyson Cronin

    Health, Safety, Wellness and Facilities Manager
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

HDRs - PhD Candidates & MPhils


Visiting


 

Adjunct & Honorary


 

Industry Fellow


 

SMI-Environment Centres Advisory Board


 

  • Claire Côte

    Associate Professor Claire Côte

    Director
    Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Group Leader
    Environmental Excellency through the Mining Cycle

Researchers


Professional Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Michael Pun

    Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

HDRs - PhD Candidates & MPhils


Visiting


 

Adjunct & Honorary


 

Industry Fellow


 

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