Glen is a Principal Research Fellow at the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland and has over 25 years’ experience in the resources industries.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering with first-class honours in 1982 and a Master of Engineering Science in 1985, both from the University of Queensland. In 1988, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy at Cambridge.
His experience spans both research and commercial activities in responsible resource use and processing. He was lead researcher of a multi-year project that resulted in the development of the SUSOP sustainability risk management framework and was directly involved in its commercialisation. He has also led a program of work on barriers and enablers for industrial ecology in Australia in the three-year Wealth from Waste Cluster research collaboration.
Glen is a Fellow of AusIMM, was Chair of the Southern Queensland Branch and was a member of AusIMM’s Sustainability Committee and Community and Environment Society. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. He has co-authored nine book chapters and over 30 journal publications.
Glen is currently the Program Leader of the Life Cycles of Mines and Metals Research Program in SMI, which has a holistic focus on environmental impacts, social implications, technical innovations and economic factors over the life of a mining project.