Title of Project
Design of a pilot underground mining simulator (with MineSight, MasterMyne, Techserve, Mackay; several projects)
Dr Gunther Paul
College or Research Centre
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
Summary of Project
The mining industry is in significant demand of a highly skilled and trained workforce, which the current labour market does not provide. Without access to a skilled workforce, the current increase in mining production is unsustainable and put at risk. At the same time, working conditions underground have been scrutinized in a scorching Senate Committee report about the re-identification of “Black Lung” in Queensland, exposing inadequate risk management and perceived unsafe working conditions which has the potential to further exacerbate the shortage in labour. The project develops a combined training and research underground mining simulator in Mackay as a pilot for the future world-leading Australian Training and Research Underground Mining Simulator.
Black Lung; Respiratory Health; Coal Mining
Would suit an applicant who
Will suit applicant who has biomedical, engineering or human factors background; seeks honours or postgraduate project (Masters).
Updated: 10 months ago