Isabel Cane

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Isabel Cane PhD candidate based at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining.

"Prior to commencing her PhD, Isabel was working in the development field in the areas of health, education and gender in South America and Asia with a particular focus on Mongolia where she worked as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Isabel holds a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

"Currently Isabel is enrolled as a PhD student at the School of Anthropology and is supervised by Dr Helen Johnson and Dr Deanna Kemp, from CSRM. She receives a UQ scholarship and scholarship, travel and in-kind support from BHP Billiton to conduct her field work in Mongolia.

"Her PhD research is focused on the impact of mining on women in Mongolian communities, and explores current development initiatives and industry approaches towards the gendered community. It aims to further develop an understanding of whether Gender and Development Theory can be incorporated into the sustainability programs of mining companies." [1]

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  1. Isabel Cane, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, accessed September 17, 2008.