Our People

  

We are a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, engineers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and natural resource specialists. We have in-depth knowledge of the minerals industry, both at corporate and operational levels, built from years of practical experience and engagement.

Our Directors are knowledgeable industry leaders, and our team is skilled to provide strategic or specialist advice, develop policy, and deliver world-leading research, education and training.

Our position within The University of Queensland, and our ability to link research and practice across several disciplines, sets us apart and adds unique value to our work.

 

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SMI Strategic Programs


 

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre & W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Susan Johnston

    Susan Johnston

    Program Leader
    Governance and Leadership in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Professor Daniel Franks

    Professor Daniel Franks

    Program Leader
    Development Minerals, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Transformational Learning


Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Support


SMI Operational Staff


 

Emeritus Professor


 

Professor/Adjunct Professor


 

Honorary Professor


 

Production Centres Advisory Board

 

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre & W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute

 


Leadership

 


Researchers

 


Students

 


Operational Staff

 


Adjunct and Honorary Staff

Production Centres Advisory Board

 

  • Professor Rick Valenta

    Professor Rick Valenta

    Director
    Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre & W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
    Program Leader
    Complex Orebodies, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Leadership

 


Researchers

 


Students

 


Operational Staff

 


Adjunct and Honorary Staff

Leadership Team


Researchers


Centre Support


Students


CSRM Advisory Board Members


 

Adjunct and Honorary Staff


 

  • Brett Garland

    Brett Garland

    Director
    Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute

Leadership Team


 

Visiting


Support Staff


 

Students


Honorary Associate Professor


 

Honorary/Industry Fellow


 

MISHC Advisory Board


 

  • Peter Erskine

    Professor Peter Erskine

    Director
    Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Group Leader
    Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience

Leadership


 

Researchers


 

Operational Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Vanessa Glenn

    Vanessa Glenn

    Laboratory Manager & Research Officer
    CMLR
  • Vinod Nath

    Vinod Nath

    Research Assistant and Laboratory Technician
    CWiMI & CMLR
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Michael Pun

    Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

Students


Adjunct and Honorary  Staff


 

Environment Centres Advisory Board


 

  • Claire Côte

    Associate Professor Claire Côte

    Director
    Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Minerals Institute
    Group Leader
    Environmental Excellence through the Mining Cycle

 

Leadership


 

Researchers


Operational Staff


 

  • Elisabeth Hansen

    Elisabeth Hansen

    Business Manager
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Steph Lynch

    Steph Lynch

    Administration Officer
    Environment Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Vanessa Glenn

    Vanessa Glenn

    Laboratory Manager & Research Officer
    CMLR
  • Vinod Nath

    Vinod Nath

    Research Assistant and Laboratory Technician
    CWiMI & CMLR
  • Gabriella Neufeld

    Gabriella Neufeld

    Senior Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Michael Pun

    Michael Pun

    Management Accountant
    Sustainable Minerals Institute

Students


 

Visiting


 

Adjunct & Honorary Staff


 

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