Research & Education


PSM has a total commitment to increasing the teaching and research activities in the fields of geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and engineering geology.

Staff are encouraged to extend our practice by engaging in scholastic and research activities.

Our senior staff teach in the Masters programs at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the School of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering and the School of  Mining Engineering.  

Further important initiatives are the establishment of the:

  • PSM Senior Lecturer of Rock Mechanics at UNSW.  This position is occupied by Dr. Kurt Douglas.
  • Our senior staff  have also taught courses at The University of Adelaide, The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (WA), and The University of Sydney.
  • The PSM Senior Lecturer of Engineering Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. This position is occupied by Dr Clark Fenton.

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