Dr Ben Wilkie is an Honorary Associate at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce. He is a historian with broad expertise in British and Australian imperial and colonial history, Australian business history, and Australian environmental histories. In imperial and colonial history, Ben's research has focused on Scotland and the British Empire, with a particular emphasis on Australia. His first book was The Scots in Australia, 1788-1938 (Boydell Press 2017). His current research activity focuses on Australian business history, and Ben is working with colleagues to research the corporate elite in twentieth century Australia, the nature and impact of interlocking directorates in large Australian firms, and the history of multinational enterprises in Australia over the last one-hundred years. A local of the Western District of Victoria, Ben has also been active in environmental history, and his most recent major publication is Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians (CSIRO Publishing 2020). He is currently researching the history of the Newer Volcanics Province of south-east Australia.
- Associate, Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies , University of Otago 2018 -
- Research Assistant, Macquarie Business School , MacQuarie University 2019 -
- Honorary Associate, Centre for the Study of the Inland , (La Trobe University) 2020 -
- Visiting Research Fellow, University of Glasgow 2019
- Lecturer in Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts & Education , .Deakin University 2013 - 2017
- Teaching Associate, Monash University 2011 - 2012
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