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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Corinne completed her PhD in social science at the University of Queensland Business School in 2021. Her study of insidious risk management (IRM) explains how slow growing inconspicuous risks can grow to become catastrophic so a catastrophe in the making can be recognised and intervened upon. While her research explored mining environmental insidious risks of land disturbance and mine affected water, her novel findings about IRM have wider applicability. This is evidenced in her current research fellow role where Corinne is engaged in terrorism reinsurance research exploring the changing meanings of terrorism. Her turn toward social science expands her career in earth sciences where she worked in industry, government and consulting on mine rehabilitation and closure. Preceding her PhD Corinne conducted research on abandoned mine management at The University of Queensland's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation. This followed completion of her Churchill Fellowship, awarded in 2009, where she studied abandoned mine rehabilitation and post-mining land use in Europe, UK and Canada. Corinne is Convenor/ Project lead on an ISO Working Group developing a standard on Managing Mining Legacies, and is on the Board of the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority for the Victorian government.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland Business School
  • 2017–2021
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland Business School
  • 2004–2019
    Consultant - Mine rehabilitation and closure, Self-employed
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Research Officer, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
  • 1999–2004
    Project Manager, Mount Morgan Mine Rehabilitation Project, Qld Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • 1993–1997
    Superintendent Mine Rehabilitation and Research, ERA, Ranger Mine, NT
  • 1987–1992
    Rehabilitation and Research , ERA, Ranger Mine, NT


  • 2021 
    The University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1987 
    Macquarie University, Post Graduate Diploma in Geoscience
  • 1983 
    Macquarie Unversity, Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education

Professional Memberships

  • AusIMM CP(Env)


Churchill Fellowship