Gernelyn is a PhD scholar at MISHC using a cross-disciplinary and risk-based approach to research. The preliminary title of her thesis is: “Integration of health and safety risk management into the mechanised gold processing of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) communities in the Philippines.” She is passionate about optimising people-oriented benefits of project interventions with positive health and safety, environmental and social outcomes through managing risk perceptions and enhancing risk communication strategies. Her work includes identifying the risks that matter in a given context, analysing stakeholder risk perceptions, and understanding the promoters and barriers to achieve objectives. Her skills and qualifications in engineering, qualitative research and descriptive statistics equip her to pursue her academic and research interests.
Gernelyn holds both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Philippines. She had several years of experience working with artisanal and small scale miners, operators and ASM cooperatives in the Philippines through her specialist work in Cleaner Technologies, Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Gernelyn had a mining industry background as well. Her previous technical specialist background includes process flow design and construction; gold recovery and equipment optimisation.
1) Griffin, M., Moore, A., Logrosa, G., Kamanga, E. and Pearce, M. (2014). Water-Related Safety, Health and Sanitation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners and the Affected Communities. International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) Report.
2) Logrosa, G., Hassall, M., Cliff, D. and Bofinger, C. (2016). Identifying risks that matter: A case study on introducing technology into artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Proceedings of Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions (Vancouver). InfoMine. ISBN: 978-1-988185-00-2.
3) Logrosa, G., Hassall, M., Cliff, D. and Bofinger, C. (2017). Is it possible to Integrate WHS Risk Management into Mechanised Gold Processing? A Methodology for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Communities in the Philippines. Between the Plough & the Pick (Ed.). Australian National University (ANU) Press. (currently with publisher).
4) Logrosa, G., Lynas, D. and Fawcett, B. (2017) ASM community health, safety and sanitation: A water focus. Africa’s Mineral Fortune: The Science and Politics of Sustainability in the Extractives Industries (Ed.). University of Chicago Press (accepted with revisions).
1) Is it possible to Integrate WHS Risk Management into Mechanised Gold Processing? A Methodology for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Communities in the Philippines. Between the Plough & the Pick: Informal mining in the contemporary world (International Conference). November 5-6, 2015. Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
2) Identifying risks that matter: A case study on introducing technology into artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions 2016 (International Conference). November 14-16, 2016. Vancouver, Canada. © 2016 InfoMine.
3) Identifying risks that matter: A case study on introducing technology into artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). December 2, 2016. TU Delft Safety and Security Institute. Delft, the Netherlands.
Involvements and Awards during Candidature:
1) Chair of the Committee, SMI RHD Conference 2016: “Transforming research into sustainable practice in the resources industry.” November 11, 2016. The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia.
2) Winner, Outstanding Student Contributor. SMI Excellence Awards 2016.
3) Awardee/Recipient, UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA) 2016.
4) Runner-up and People’s Choice, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition (Institute level).
5) Recipient, Student Host Program. “Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2016: A past forgotten is a future repeated.” August 14-16, 2016. Gold Coast, Australia.