Joshua Matanzima is a Senior Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), University of Queensland, where he performs social research and engagement in the mining and extractive industries to support the CSRM Senior Team.

He is a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at La Trobe University. His research interests lie in fields of Development and Mining- Induced Displacements and Resettlement. He researches the impacts of involuntary resettlements on both tangible and intangible assets of indigenous communities including livelihoods, incomes, land, sacred sites, senses of belonging, land- attachment, social structure, and identity. He has widely published in these fields. He has carried extensive ethnographic fieldwork among the Tonga people of Zimbabwe and Zambia. He has also researched the interactions between humans and wildlife in the Middle- Zambezi Valley as a research assistant at the University of Zimbabwe Lake Kariba Research Station (ULKRS).

Joshua holds an Masters Degree in Anthropology [with distinction] from Rhodes University, South Africa and an Honours Degree in History from the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.