Studying for a PhD


Studying for a PhD presents its own challenges. From deciding where to study to the application process and finding the ideal work/life balance, can be a different experience for each person studying at different countries. Or maybe not?

We spoke to members of GMPA partners who are currently studying or recently graduated and this is what they had to say about their experience. 

 Dr Bianca Newcombe, Australia   

Bianca has been a member of AusIMM since 2018. She is currently working on major geo-metallurgical evaluation projects for both Newcrest and Evolution based in Orange NSW and has over 20 years’ experience in both operations and technical roles, incorporating daily plant management, geometallurgical studies, plant projects and process optimisation. She studied for her PhD at Sustainable Minerals Institute in Brisbane remotely while living in Kalgoorlie, performing her work onsite while working.  She chose to complete her PhD as a thesis by publication and the 6 published papers in Minerals Engineering, formed the basis of the final thesis document.

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Herman Aguirre, UK   

Herman is from Chile and is a PhD student at the Camborne School of Mines, working on the use of programming languages, producing advanced analysis with data collected by sensing mining and minerals systems designed and developed at the University of Exeter

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Dr Seyed Hassan Amini, USA  
Originally from Iran, Dr Seyed Hassan Amini shares his experiences as an international student who undertook his PhD studies in the USA.  

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