Dr Karin Fogarty's tips on submitting a highly regarded abstract
We spoke with Dr Karin Fogarty, on her highly regarded abstract and presentation, "Community attitudes on mine rehabilitation of open-cut coal mines in regional New South Wales", presented at the Life of Mine Conference in 2021.
Dr Karin Fogarty, Environmental, Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Professional, explores the benefits of sharing ideas with community at an industry level.
Where did you present your abstract?
AusIMM's Life of Mine Conference 2021.
Why did you decide to submit an abstract?
Being the first study to capture public attitudes towards mine rehabilitation in NSW, I felt it would be of interest across the mining industry, with findings to be helpful in decision and policy-making, and improving community engagement processes for mine rehabilitation and closure planning.
What did you enjoy most about the experience?
As a seasoned practitioner, I learned something from doing this research, and I was sure others would too. As such, I wanted to share it with my industry peers. I love to engage with like-minded people and have a chat about all the great things the mining industry is doing in this space.
I always take something away from the Life of Mine Conference, given the diversity of technical presentations that showcase ideas and approaches to the lifecycle planning for mines.
Do you have any advice for those submitting an abstract?
The audience really seems to respond to practical presentations with information on learnings and setbacks, that can be applied in the field at their own operating sites.