A mining engineer by training, Robin has over 30 years of experience working in and around the resources industry. Various roles in industry and academia have taken him to mining regions and operations around Latin America, Africa, Australia and the Asia Pacific. Robin was appointed IM4DC Deputy Director – Education and Australian Capability in 2011, with responsibility for the development and implementation of the Centre’s education and alumni program. On conclusion of the IM4DC program, Robin has assumed the lead role for UQ coordination for MEfDA activities.
Prior to joining IM4DC, he was based at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), where his work focused on the application of risk management and valuation processes to the area of sustainable development and minerals industry. He was also responsible for the development and co-ordination of CSRM’s Education and Training Program, including the Graduate Program in Community Relations for the Resources Sector, which has attracted international interest and students from around the world.
Muza is an experienced science communications professional, and has worked in a variety of roles encouraging innovative communication and engagement processes. Muza joined IM4DC as the Alumni Co-ordinator in 2014 and has continued in that role under MEfDA. Muza is responsible for maintaining ongoing alumni engagement and providing alumni with further opportunities for training and capacity building. Muza is also responsible for managing M4DLink, the online community of practice that brings together over 1800 alumni and faculty to exchange ideas and collaborate to solve mining and energy for development challenges.
Previously she has worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer in the Science Communication Program at The University of Western Australia where she also received her PhD in Science Communication. Muza has also worked as a Lecturer at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, the Managing Editor for World Health Organization’s TropIKA.net and for HIV/AIDS community based organisations in Malawi and the Caribbean.