Diana’s experience spans environmental regulation and economics, community capacity building and development planning, and sustainability research.

At CSRM Diana has been involved in research on the political and institutional dimensions of mining environmental impact study approvals in Peru, company-community conflict, the social impacts of mine closure, Indigenous employment in mining and the gender dimensions of agreement-making.

Prior to joining CSRM, Diana worked for nine years in progressing the sustainability agenda in the investment sector in Australia in Environmental, Social and Governance analyst roles with both Regnan and Monash University. She analysed and benchmarked the social and environmental risk management of publicly listed companies to inform the investment strategies of Australian superannuation funds.

For six years, Diana focused on mining companies listed in the Australian Stock Exchange, undertaking research on risk exposure and management in areas including community relations and ethical conduct, talent management, carbon and energy cost exposure, climate change-related risk and water access.

Diana’s research background includes projects on the governance of environmental approval processes for large infrastructure projects in Colombia (Universidad de los Andes), research on economic instruments for environmental policy (Clean Development Mechanism and Water Pollution Charges), Indigenous employment at Rio Tinto’s Weipa mine (The University of Melbourne), and involvement in a cultural impact study for a major gas project in Papua New Guinea (Monash University).

Diana has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; a Master of Environmental Science from Monash University; and postgraduate studies in Anthropology and Development Studies from the University of Melbourne. She is currently undertaking her PhD research at CSRM.