Bernadetta Devi holds a PhD degree from the School of Management, Queensland University of Technology (2021). Her PhD research investigated how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can be better governed in Indonesia.
Bernadetta has extensive experience in academic research, teaching and being an independent research consultant. She continues to manage and lead multiple international collaborative research engaging directly with country government officials, national and multi-national private companies, community members and international donors in Southeast Asia and Australia. Her research interests comprise governance for sustainable development in the extractive sector, social impacts of major projects, multi-scalar resource management, and community engagement and empowerment targeting vulnerable groups like women. She is currently the leader of a collaborative research project investigating gendered impacts of COVID-19 on ASM communities in Indonesia funded by the Extractives Global Programmatic Support’s multi-donor trust fund.
Bernadetta holds a Master of Environmental Management and Development from the Crawford School, Australian National University and a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from the Political Science Faculty, Chulalongkorn University. She is a native Indonesian speaker.
Thesis: Governing the interface of commercial mining and artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Indonesia