The Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tom Measham as their new Research Director.
Based in CRC TiME’s Brisbane office, Professor Measham is responsible for leading the development and execution of CRC TiME’s multi-disciplinary research programs addressing the complex challenges underpinning mine closure and relinquishment.
Professor Measham is an internationally recognised research leader with extensive experience in designing integrated research programs focused on communities, the resources sector and regional transition. Before joining CRC TiME, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Group Leader for CSIRO, leading a portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects focused on economic transition in resource rich regions. He has a background in human geography and 25 years’ experience spanning diverse industries and communities across regional Australia. He provides expert advice to governments and industry on a diverse range of social and economic issues, has published two books, over 100 reports and more than 50 scholarly articles. He holds a PhD from the Australian National University, a Masters Degree from James Cook University and a Bachelors Degree from Sydney University.
CRC TiME CEO, Dr Guy Boggs commented, “Tom has been a key member of our foundational activity and is an incredibly respected leader at bringing thought leadership together. We are thrilled to have Tom lead our research programs. His depth of experience working across industry will significantly enhance our impact on post-mining economies.”