Steve is a metallurgical engineer with extensive mining education experience. He has research interests in socio-environmental aspects of mining, including mine closure, and technological innovations across the mining value chain. He has taught and researched in the UK, Canada and Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and an Academician of the Russian Academy of Mining Sciences. He is the regional representative for the World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability.
Steve Hall commenced as Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at CQU in May 2019. The rapidly expanding School has over 275 staff and over 5000 students with campus infrastructure across Queensland and Australia. Our courses extend from Certificate Level II to PhD and are offered both on campus and online.
Steve was the Director of Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines from 2010 until early 2016. This involved responsibility for multiple campus delivery of programs in applied geology, spatial sciences, exploration geophysics, mining engineering and metallurgical engineering to over 3,000 students.
Prior to joining CQU, Steve was the Executive Director of Mining Education Australia (MEA). In this role, Steve continued working for Curtin University between 2016 and 2019; MEA being a collaborative venture in curriculum development and delivery involving four partner Universities (New South Wales, Queensland, Adelaide and Curtin).
Steve has extensive international experience of mining and mining education, including assisting with establishment of a new School of Geology and Mining at The University of Rwanda. Steve devised and developed the first MOOC dedicated to mining in 2014-2015. The “Business of Mining” MOOC has since enrolled more than 15,000 students from over 160 countries. Steve has been more recently involved with the new UNESCO Centre for Competence in Mining Engineering Education, based in St. Petersburg, Russia.