Rebekah Ramsay

Position: RHD Student
Location: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
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Rebekah is a PhD Candidate at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the challenges of policy implementation and local-level practice within the area of Mine-Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR). Her research is set within the Peruvian context and aims to capture the experience of private sector resettlement implementation from the perspective of impacted people, in addition to company practitioners and other stakeholders who have insights into the barriers and enabling factors that lead to preferred livelihood restoration outcomes. As part of the research, Rebekah will examine the role of the private sector in local level development and investigate the interplay between resettlement and development.


Prior to commencing the PhD, Rebekah worked as a Research Analyst at CSRM. In this role, Rebekah worked on a broad range of topics including: company conflict management and grievance handling, gender and agreement-making, local and regional development, and resettlement. Rebekah has assisted field-based research in diverse settings such as Papua New Guinea and Peru. Site visits to significant mines include Pierina Gold Mine (Peru), Lihir Gold Mine (PNG), RTA Weipa and the Mount Isa mine in Australia.   


Rebekah also has significant experience working within the International Development and Aid sector on community livelihood projects ranging from microfinance to small scale income generation. She has participated in collaborative studies with international university partners, NGOs and companies. She has lived and worked across a range of cross-cultural contexts including Central and South America, Europe and the Pacific.

Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons class 1) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Spanish) from the University of Queensland. Rebekah is an intermediate Spanish speaker and is fluent in Bislama (pidgin).