Richard Durham is Professor of Mining Engineering at UWA's School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.

With  over 27 years experience in the mining industry, his field of expertise is in the practical application of technical software and hardware to mining; particularly in mine design, resource and reserve modelling, geostatistics and grade control.

His work includes six years with a large mining company, Mt Newman Mining (now part of BHP Billiton), developing software solutions for the geologists, mining engineers and surveyors. He also orked for nine years for a mining software supplier, Datamine, initially as a consultant and then as General Manager, helping produce and support technical software solutions for clients all around the world.

Richard has run numerous training courses at differing levels to mining and non-mining personnel and has performed technical audits and strategic reviews of technical software and hardware.