Researcher biography

A/Professor Will Rifkin is the chair in Social Performance in the Centre for Coal Seam Gas and holds a joint appointment with The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. His current focus is a project cultivating the ability in stakeholders to collaborate in identifying salient and credible indicators of cumulative socioeconomic impacts of coal seam gas developments in Queensland’s Western Downs region.  

For the past 25 years, Assoc. Professor Rifkin has completed research and consulted on organisational change processes in the resources industry, other industries, and government. He has also conducted ethnographic research and experimentation toward improving communication between technical and nontechnical people.

A/Professor Rifkin has degrees from MIT, the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University.