Graduate Research School For Candidates Prospective Candidates Available Projects Design of a pilot underground mining simulator (with MineSight, MasterMyne, Techserve, Mackay; several projects)

Design of a pilot underground mining simulator (with MineSight, MasterMyne, Techserve, Mackay; several projects)

Title of Project

Design of a pilot underground mining simulator (with MineSight, MasterMyne, Techserve, Mackay; several projects)

Advisor/s

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.

Key Words

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: 1 year ago