Research assistant, Macquarie University

Dr Benjamin Wilkie is a historian, writer and academic. He is the author of 'Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians' (CSIRO Publishing 2020) and 'The Scots in Australia 1788-1938' (Boydell Press 2017). His current research focuses on histories of the Newer Volcanics Province of south-eastern Australia. Ben is an Associate of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago and a Research Assistant at the Macquarie Business School, and in 2019 was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Between 2013 and 2017, he was Lecturer in Australian Studies at Deakin University.


  • 2018–present
    Associate, University of Otago
  • 2019–present
    Research Assistant, Macquarie University
  • 2019–2019
    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

  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • Business And Labour History (220201)
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Historical Studies (2103)