shaun barker

Shaun Barker

Theme leader of: Ore-Body Knowledge

Department: Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU); Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

After completing his Ph.D. at the Australian National University in 2007, Dr. Barker worked for five years as a postdoctoral research fellow at MDRU, developing novel tools for vectoring towards Carlin-type gold deposits, and new stable isotope methods suitable for the mineral exploration industry. In 2012, he joined the University of Waikato in New Zealand as a senior lecturer in Earth Sciences, conducting research on low-sulfidation epithermal gold deposits at Waihi. Dr. Barker subsequently joined the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES)at the University of Tasmania in Australia as an Associate Professor in Economic Geology. At CODES, he led a strong industry-linked research program, focussing on exploration vectors for the Mount Isa Copper deposit, the mineral chemistry of iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) deposits and sediment-hosted base metals deposits in Northwest Queensland, Australia, and the development of new resistate indicator mineral tools for sediment-hosted copper deposits.