Dr. James McQuilken leads Pact’s responsible mining practice and is a social scientist specialized in sustainable development and artisanal and small-scale mining. He has authored and managed the production of 10+ peer-reviewed publications and has over 10 years of experience providing leadership, management, consulting and technical inputs across rural livelihoods and market systems development topics spanning agriculture, construction, health, energy access, environment and mining. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Surrey Business School, an MSc. in Environment and Development, University of Reading, and a BSc. in Geography, University of Southampton.