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Honorary Professor, Australian National University

George Wilson is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, Fenner School of Environment and Society and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Institute of Environmental Studies. His qualifications are Master Veterinary Science (University of Sydney) and PhD in Zoology (University of Aberdeen).

His research experience covers a wide range of scientific and industry development topics in wildlife management, animal quarantine and disease management, animal production, resource management and conservation. He has had extensive experience in the practical application of research work and has published more than 130 papers, articles, wildlife plans of management and chapters and written three books. He has had contracts to manage research programs for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Prior to establishing his own consultancy company, Australian Wildlife Services. he worked for three years with economic policy company – ACIL Consulting Pty Ltd and before that he held Branch Head responsibilities for seven years in the Bureau of Resource Sciences including as Chief Veterinary Officer for Australia. He has also worked for Australian Government Department of Environment as Director of the National Conservation Strategy and with Australian, and with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


  • 2010–present
    Adjunct Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society