BA Hons (Anthropology), Dip Psych, PhD Anthropology, University of Queensland
Current: Principal, Yirri Global LLC; Senior Advisor, Acorn International; Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines; Adjunct Professor: Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ.
Previously: Americas Director, Communities & Social Performance, Rio Tinto (2011-15); Alumnus of the Year UQ 2013; Chair Working Group, Indigenous Peoples & Human Rights, International Council on Mining & Metals (2012-15); Senior Director External Affairs, Africa (2005-2011); Group Executive, Social Responsibility (2002-2005), Newmont Mining Corporation; Executive General Manager, Public Affairs, Normandy Mining Ltd. (1998-2002); Director, South Australian Museum (1993-98); Senior Curator, Social Anthropology, SA Museum, 1985-1993); Tutor Anthropology, University of Queensland, 1980-84); Research Officer, Cape York Ecology Project, James Cook University, 1977.
Australian Aboriginal political economy and social and cultural change; mining and communities; West African politics; cultural property & repatriation
‘Multiple views of paradise: Perspectives on the Daintree rainforest’, in Land and Language in Cape York and the Gulf Country, Eds: Jean-Christophe Verstraete & Diane Hafner. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2016: 263-284.
‘Mining and the fall and rise of poverty in southern West Virginia’. The Extractive Industries & Society, 1 (2014): 2-3.
‘Was God ever a ‘boss’ at Wujal Wujal? Lutherans and Kuku-Yalanji: A Socio-Historical Analysis’. In Carolyn Schwarz & Françoise Dussart (Eds.): Dialogue with Christianities: Rethinking Aboriginal Australia, Australian Journal of Anthropology, 20:33-50. 2010.
‘Deaths in Custody: Kuku-Yalanji and the State’. Social Analysis,.31:1-11. 1992
‘Australian Aborigines and museums - A new relationship’. Curator. 33(3):165-179. 1990
‘Aborigines and conservation: The Daintree-Bloomfield road’. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 24, (3):214-228. 1989.
‘Centralization and group inequalities in north Queensland’. In J. C. Altman (Ed.) Emergent Inequalities in Aboriginal Australia Oceania Monograph. 38. Pp. 67-84. 1989.
‘Dreamings in acrylic: Western Desert art’. With F. Dussart, in P.Sutton (Ed) Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia. George Braziller, New York. Pp.89-142. 1988
‘All bosses are not created equal’. Anthropological Forum, 5, (4):507-524. 1988.
‘Aborigines and tin mining in north Queensland: a case study in the anthropology of contact history’. Mankind 13, (6):473-498. 1983.