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Senior Research Geophysicist, CSIRO

Dr Paul Wilkes is an experienced Geophysicist who has worked in energy projects around the world, including nuclear power projects in the United Kingdom, oil and gas, geothermal and shale gas. Many of these projects involved studying impacts on water.

Paul has worked in the private sector in the UK and Australia. His Australian public sector work includes seven years at Geoscience Australia, more than 18 years at Curtin University and 10 years at CSIRO.

Paul has also been involved in magnetic and gravity research and applications. He has designed, processed and interpreted aeromagnetic surveys in many different countries.

He teaches and supervises students part-time at Curtin University in Perth.


  • 2009–2019
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 1990–2009
    Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University


  • 2016 
    Curtin University, PhD
  • 1968 
    Imperial College, London, MSc
  • 1967 
    Manchester, BSc

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists