Sandra Occhipinti (MSc PhD)

Research Director | Discovery Mineral Resources, CSIRO

Sandra Occhipinti is the Research Director of CSIRO’s minerals discovery program. Her team is focussed on solving the greatest challenges faced in the mineral industry through innovative science and technology. Through multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and development, CSIRO works to find the best solutions to minerals exploration problems we face today, tomorrow and in future. This includes leveraging CSIRO’s Data61 and deep earth imaging capabilities. Sandra is a structural geologist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked across the government, industry and academia sectors – most notably for the Geological Survey of Western Australia, The University of Western Australia and AngloGold Ashanti. Her recent work in mineral systems science included analyses of the Kimberley and Capricorn regions of Western Australia for a range of commodities. She also worked in the Global Greenfields Group with AngloGold Ashanti in project generation for regions throughout Australia, areas in South East Asia and the Americas.

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