Researcher biography

Dr Wilson is an expert local politics in Indonesia, and currently coordinates UQ’s collaborative research program with the Indonesian Institute of Social Sciences.  He also works in Papua New Guinea, developing and delivering ethical leadership programs at sub-national level. His research profile directly complements the Centre’s aims of informing and shaping public policy in Asia and the Pacific. 


May 2008
PhD: Social Anthropology
Darwin College, University of Cambridge

June 1996
BA (Hons.): First Class, Social Anthropology with Indonesian Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London



Dr Wilson is associate advisor of PhD students in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences working on issues relevant to environmental and security policy (currently 4 students in POLSIS and the School of Social Sciences) with a particular focus on engagement and impact.



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