Anita Parbhakar – 2024 – Liability to resource? The pursuit for critical metals in mine waste


Anita Parbhakar-Fox is a Principal Research Fellow in Applied Geochemistry and the founding leader of the Mine Waste Transformation through Characterisation (MIWATCH) group at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia. Anita’s group focus on mine waste characterisation to improve mine planning and waste management practices. She has developed new tests and protocols for improving waste characterisation and is also involved in identifying remediation options for abandoned/ historical mine sites. Currently, Anita is leading government and industry funded projects characterising a range of mine waste materials across Australia to evaluate their economic potential with a focus on critical metal recovery.