Professor, The University of Adelaide
Nigel is a mineralogist-geologist with research interests in complex ore deposits, sulphide mineralogy, geochemistry, mineral processing and geometallurgy. He obtained his PhD from the University of London, U.K. in 1988, worked in Canada, Germany and Norway, and then joined The University of Adelaide in 2009.
He was Director of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium and is now Director of the PRIF RCP Industry Consortium 'Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing'. Nigel is Past President of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits and was Editor-in-Chief of Ore Geology Reviews between 2003 and 2011. In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious "Kutina-Smirnov Medal "in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of economic geology", and in 2020, was recognized as national research leader in mineralogy-geochemistry by The Australian Higher Education.