Researcher biography

Brunilde holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Environmental Management from the University of Strasbourg in France. She joined the SMI in 2018 and worked on social performance and data analysis at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM). She is now using System Thinking and System Dynamics methodologies to represent the complex causal relationships arising at the interface between mining operations, communities and the environment at the Julius Kruttshnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC).

Research Focus

Corporate Social Responsibility; System Dynamics modelling; Mining and Sustainability; the Company-Community interface; and Multi-disciplinary collaborations.


Initially specialised in sustainable management best-practices, Brunilde is committed to promoting positive links between industrial performance and genuine environmental and social protection. At the JKMRC, Brunilde is currently working under the Complex Ore Bodies program and contributing to enhancing collaborations between the SMI and the UQ Business School by developing the first System Dynamics models, exploring the complex and dynamic interrelations occurring at the interface between mining operations, ecosystems, and host communities.

Earlier, while working at the CSRM Brunilde participated in the compiling and analysis of what will become the first searchable public dataset on mining and resettlement. This work is part of the Mining, Resettlement and Livelihoods Consortium, supported by core contributions from Newmont, Newcrest, Rio Tinto, MMG and Anglo American and The University of Queensland.

Previously, Brunilde completed her PhD thesis focusing on the association of Lean manufacturing and Environmental management as a way to help manufacturing industries cope with societal challenges and foster their business excellence. She also holds a Master of Science in Mechatronics from the University of Strasbourg.


Brunilde has liaised with several major companies and SMEs during her participation in the "Lean and Green Project" supported by regional governmental and economic development agencies in France. She has participated in several on-field studies and in developing tailored solutions for manufacturing industries.


  • Verrier, B. Rose, E. Caillaud, Lean and Green strategy: the Lean and Green House and maturity deployment model, Journal of Cleaner Production, March 2016
  • B. Verrier, B. Rose, E. Caillaud, H. Remita, Combining organizational performance with sustainable development issues: the Lean and Green Project benchmarking repository, Journal of Cleaner Production, December 2014
  • B. Verrier, B. Rose, E. Caillaud, Promoting best practices for industrial excellence integrated with sustainable development issues: the Lean and Green strategy, Gerpisa colloquium, 4-6 June 2014, Kyoto
  • B. Verrier, B. Rose, E. Caillaud, Sustainable manufacturing through lean and green approach