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Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsility in Mining, The University of Queensland

John Burton has been working in Australia and the countries of the Western Pacific region for over 40 years, including a decade in Papua New Guinea universities. He has also practised as a Native Title anthropologist, contributing to a range of successful Native Title determinations in Torres Strait and North Queensland since 2001. He is a Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society and his current position is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 1985 
    The Australian National University, PhD