Gillian Cornish

Position: Past CSRM Staff
Location: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
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As a Research Analyst, Gillian Cornish is involved in a number of research projects and training programs. Most recently, Gillian led a case study report in the iron ore rich Pilbara region in Western Australia to investigate the social integration of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Pilbara Aboriginal Businesses program. Her interests are in the impact of mining-induced resettlement on local communities, community development, indigenous procurement processes and identifying risks in supply chains for downstream industries.

Prior to CSRM, Gillian worked in the property and development industry and was involved in public policy, social research and community planning projects. She conducted community impact studies of proposed developments, community infrastructure gap studies, social evaluations of public policy, community and stakeholder engagement, and liaised with multidisciplinary teams and clients. She worked in housing, education, health and commercial sectors.

Gillian holds a Bachelors of Regional and Town Planning from The University of Queensland and graduated with first class honours. Her Honours thesis was investigating the planning framework disparity between formal and informal housing, using case studies in Thailand, India and sub-Saharan Africa. She has also undertaken training with IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation), in public participation and communication.


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