Corinne's research interest is in risk management as a social process of organising that takes place within organisations over long periods of time. Also of interest is how these organising processes intersect with knowledge and expectations of external stakeholders. Prior to the commencement of her PhD Corinne undertook research on abandoned mine management and post-mining land use. This followed 30+ years in land and mine rehabilitation and closure. Corinne has applied her skills and knowledge to industry, government, consulting and research.

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Researcher biography

Corinne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the UQ Business School having completed her PhD in the management discipline in 2021. She is currently conducting research on terrorism and climate-induced disaster resilience to inform the management of reinsurance pools for these perils. This research applies her PhD research where she explained insidious risk management (IRM): how groups of people within (and beyond) organisations manage slow growing, inconspicuous risks that are potentially catastrophic. Corinne's recent turn toward social science complements her earlier earth sciences industry, governement and consulting experience. Abandoned mines demonstrate failure of IRM and Corinne's interest in how to mitigate them and regenerate these sites to sustainable uses drew her to managing abandoned mines in Queensland. Her understanding of how success stories evolved expanded when she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2009. That research enabled her to learn from global leading practice abandoned mine rehabilitation and post-mining uses in Austria, Germany, England and Canada. Corinne is currently on the Board of the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority (Victoria) and is a voluntary Convenor/Project lead for a working group developing an international (ISO) standard on Managing Mining Legacies.