Formerly a Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Lucia is currently working as a Social Researcher at SMI’s International Centre of Excellence (SMI ICE Chile) in Santiago. While working at CSRM, Lucia assisted with social research in the mining and extractive industries in topics related to Indigenous Peoples, planning for mining regions and artisanal and small mining. Lucia also contributed to the development and delivery of CSRM’s on-line professional development offerings.

In her current role at SMI ICE Chile, Lucia continues to work on projects relating to Indigenous Peoples, sustainable regional planning, the social aspects of mine closure, and Energy Transition Metals. She also supports the development and delivery of SMI ICE Chile on-line professional development offerings.

She has research experience in mine closure, governance of Indigenous Peoples, small and artisanal mining, regional planning for mining regions, and urban design. She has work experience in strategic planning and management, neighbourhood regeneration and community engagement, and architectural design.

Key Publications: 

Neme Gaviola, L. (2013). Regional planning for mining regions. Master’s Research Project, supervisor: Kamila Svobodova, The University of Queensland.