UNSW Sydney, Australia


Paul Hagan is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Mining Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, where he has been engaged in research and teaching activities since 1998. Hagan is a graduate mining engineer of UNSW where he also later gained his Ph.D. degree. His extensive industry experience of nearly 13 years has been spent in various operational and support roles across the mining industry including production roles in the Australian coal sector and the deep underground gold mines of South Africa and, later in his career as manager mine planning at the Mount Tom Price iron ore mine in the Pilbara. In the late 1990s he was appointed Senior Lecturer in mining engineering at UNSW with research and teaching interests mainly focusing on mining geomechanics in particular ground support systems and the machine mining of rock. Based on his research he has authored over 120 peer-reviewed papers including 50 journal papers and 100 project reports and other publications as well as holding three patents. In 2014, Paul was appointed Head to lead the mining academic team at UNSW.

Biography Updated on 8 April 2018

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