Joshua Matanzima is a Research Officer at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (Sustainable Minerals Institute) at the University of Queensland. His main responsibilities include conducting social research and engagement in the mining and extractive industries to support the CSRM Senior Team.

Previously, he worked as a researcher and social scientist at the University of Zimbabwe Lake Kariba Research Station in Zimbabwe. Joshua was awarded a PhD in Anthropology from La Trobe University in Australia (2023), a Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology [with distinction] from Rhodes University in South Africa (2019), and an Honours Degree in History from the University of Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe (2015).