Ex4Dev18 is funded by Surrey Business School, University of Surrey.

2018 Organising committee

James McQuilken

James is an independent development professional specialising in the extractive industries. He holds a PhD (April 2018) from Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Funded by the ESRC, his thesis developed a new framework to map networks of artisanal and small-scale gold and diamond production, and provided recommendations for formalisation and fair trade mineral certification initiatives in Ghana, as well as the wider sub-Saharan Africa region.

Angélique Gatsinzi

Angélique is a final-year PhD Researcher at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey examining child labour in sub-Saharan Africa’s artisanal and small-scale mining sector. As an associate tutor at the Business School, she also co-teaches the Business Ethics module to all undergraduate students. 

Suleman Dauda

Suleman is a PhD Researcher at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, sponsored by the Ghana Education Trust Fund. His work is on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining industry in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on exploration and mid-tier mining companies. 

Terry Garde

Terry has retired from an active mining career in Zimbabwe where he mostly worked in the chrome mining and smelting sector. He is now researching artisanal gold mining in East Africa towards a PhD at Middlesex University, London. 

Joshua Sandin

Josh is an ESRC-funded PhD Researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work focuses on informality and finance within artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Gavin Hilson

Gavin is a leading global authority on the environmental and social impacts of the small-scale mining sector. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports on the subject, his specialist knowledge widely recognised internationally. He is also a mentor and the PhD supervisor for all of the researchers listed above.