Mary-Anne is particularly interested in the social changes that accompany resource development; especially in the ways that communities, companies and governments respond to rapid growth or contraction in the sector.

Her research interests are focused on three main areas:

  •  Governance and regional development
  •  Local procurement, and
  •  Workforce diversity, particularly in relation to FIFO workforces, Indigenous employment and gender issues.

Mary Anne has also worked on a range of consulting projects for the major mining companies; providing advice and conducting evaluations of corporate community investment programs and community perceptions surveys. She is the author of a variety of corporate reports and academic publications and is co-author of CSRM’s leading practice guides on Indigenous employment in the Australian minerals industry and Procuring from SME’s in local communities.

Mary Anne has worked in a variety settings as a writer and researcher and holds an MBA from the University of Queensland and a BA (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.