Dr Wilson is an archaeologist and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology & Indigenous Australian Studies. His research interests include: Australian archaeology; Archaeology of the lower Murray River, Indigenous cultural heritage; and, studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. He has been involved with the return of Ngarrindjeri ancestral remains from domestic and international musuems and has asssited in community reburials. Dr Wilson has taught at Flinders University since 2004 and was the first Indigenous Australian to be awarded a PhD in Archaeology.
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University
2010, Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research Training and Practice, University of Melbourne
2006, Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) First Class, Flinders University
2004, Bachelor of Archaeology (Indigenous Archaeology), Flinders University
Co-PI, 2019-2021 Indigenous Cultural Heritage as a Facilitator for the Sustainable Development Goals, funded collaborative research project (Prof Alok Kumar Kanungo PI, Archaeology, IIT, Gandhinagar and Dr Nisshant Choksi Co-PI, Archaeology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar and Professor Claire Smith, Co-PI, Archaeology, Flinders University), funded by the SPARC Program Project, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
CI, 2019-2020, Refining Holocene Occupation, Subsistence and Chronologies in the Lower Murray River, South Australia, Indigneous Reserach Training Grant, Centre for Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).
NP/CI, 2012-2020, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), Australian Research Council (ARC), Special Research Initiative (CI Professor Aileen Morten-Robinson, Queensland university of Technology (QUT) (SR120100005).
Balanced teaching research academic. Topic coordinator, lecturer and tutor in archaeology and Indigenous Australian studies.
Indigneous Archaeology, Coastal and Riverinie Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Museums and Repatriation, Indigenous Australian Studies
Member, Aboriginal Advisory Committee (AAC), South Australian Museum (SAM)
Associate Investigator, Centre for Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH)
Member of the Australian Archaeologists Association Inc. (AAA)
Member, Australian Indigenous Archaeologists Association Inc. (AIAA)
Affiliate Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI)
ABC Story - Tommy Walker and the Bone Collector 14 Oct 2020
Nature Research Feature Story - June 2020
National Archaeology Week - May 2020
Indigenous Heritage Voices Podcast - 22 April 2020
Boomerang Discovered in Busfire - February 2020
Brave Minds - January 2020
National Geographic - September 2017
ABC Interview - September 2017
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