A/Prof Jennifer Broadhurst is Deputy Director of the interdisciplinary Minerals to Metals initiative at UCT (http://www.mineralstometals.uct.ac.za/). With 30 years’ experience spanning the mining industry and academia, she is passionate about research and education on environmental and other sustainability issues relevant to the minerals sector, with a special interest in developing inter- and trans-disciplinary capacity towards addressing concerns like mine dust.
To date Jennifer has: supervised 16 masters and 28 honours-level graduates; published 3 book chapters, 19 accredited journal articles and 13 peer-reviews conference papers; presented/co-presented 73 papers at local and international conferences; written in excess of 100 technical reports. In 2017, Jennifer played a lead role in an international workshop on Operationalizing The SDGs in the Extractive Industries, hosted by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (21 Sept 2017), and was an invited session panel member at the Strategic Materials for a Low-Carbon Future: From Resource Scarcity to Availability conference, hosted by the Veolia Institute and the Oxford Martin School (Oxford, 2-3 November 2017). In 2018, she will be co-convening a session on Mining Water Policy and Stewardship in the Developing Context at the Resources for the Future conference (Vancouver, 16-21 June 2018) and giving a key-note address at the CIM/UQAT Mines and the Environment conference (Rouyn-Noranda,17-20 July, 2018), focusing on the development of resource-efficient approaches for the management of sulfidic mine waste.
- Associate Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
- Deputy Director: Minerals to Metals Initiative, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
- Theme Leader (Maximising Value): Future Water Institute, UCT
- Co-convener: Master of Philosophy programme specializing in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, UCT
- Chief Research Officer: Minerals to Metals, UCT (2 years)
- Contractual Research Officer: Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT (14 years)
- Consulting process and environmental chemist: JLB consultancy (15 years)
- Principal Research Metallurgist: Billiton Pty Ltd (10 years)
- Scientist: Process Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa (4 years)
Amaral Filho, J.R., Weiler J., Broadhurst J.L., and Schneider I.A.H. The use of static and humidity cells tests to assess the effectiveness of coal waste desulfurization on acid rock drainage risks. Mine Water Environ, 36: 4329-435, 2017.
Munyongani, V., von Blottnitz, H. and Broadhurst, J.L. A life-cycle based review of sulfur dioxide abatement installations in the South African platinum group metal sector. Sustainability Science, Special feature: Sustainability Science for Meeting Africa’s Challenges. Available on line 19 August 2017.
Broadhurst J.L. Mine Waste: From Problem to Opportunity. In: Hanri Mostert, Cheri-Leigh Young & Dee Bradshaw (eds), Waste & Wealth: New Views on the By Products of Mining, Juta Law (ISBN 978 1 48512 010 0): 24-25, 2016.
Broadhurst J.L., Harrison S.T.L., Petersen J., Franzidis J-P and Bradshaw, D. A Research and Education Framework to Support the Development of a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Mining Industry in Africa. In: Devasahayan, Dowling & Mahaptra (eds), Sustainability in Minerals and Energy Sectors, Taylor & Francis (ISBN: 978-1-4987-3302-1), Chapter 29: 559-572, 2016.