Winthrop Professor Phil Dight has been involved with the development and design of ground support for mining applications since 1975.

He was a partner in BFP Consultants until BFP was acquired by Coffey Mining. He has extensive consulting experience in the geotechnical aspects of the mining industry.

He joined the Australian Centre for Geomechanics in 2008 and has since been working on stress memory effects in rocks, ground support applications and slope stability problems. 

As part of his work on open pit and underground metalliferous mining problems Phil  delivered an  on Open Pit Slope Stability training program in Mongolia in May 2014.