Research assistant, Macquarie University

Dr Benjamin Wilkie's research covers British imperial and colonial history, and Australian environmental history. He is the author of 'The Scots in Australia 1788-1938', and his second book is a social and environmental history of the Grampians Gariwerd national park in western Victoria.


  • 2018–present
    Associate, University of Otago
  • 2019–present
    Research Assistant, Macquarie University
  • 2019–present
    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • 2014–2017
    Lecturer in Australian Studies, Deakin University
  • 2013–2014
    Casual Academic, Deakin University
  • 2014–2014
    Research Assistant, Monash University - CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
  • 2011–2012
    Teaching Associate, Monash University


  • 2014 
    Monash University, Doctor of Philosophy - Australian history
  • 2010 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network

Research Areas

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Historical Studies (2103)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)


Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot)