Mr Ben Wilson

Research Officer

BA (University of Queensland)
G Dip. Ed. (University of Queensland)

T (02) 6125 0582


Mr Ben Wilson joined NCIS as an Research Officer in November, 2015 as to assist on the Deficit Discourse in Indigenous Education Project. He contributes to the Centre in the fields of education, youth leadership, and culturally responsive pedagogy.


A Yuggera man from Brisbane, Queensland, Ben is a teacher and facilitator with a particular affinity for 'difficult to staff' schools. He is a former program coordinator with the Stronger Smarter Institute and a sessional lecturer in Indigenous education at the Queensland University of Technology. Ben has also run leadership and cultural competence programs for a variety of businesses and institutions.

Scholarly interests

Ben is fascinated by people’s stories, and has spent much of his consulting career travelling to various parts of Australia to learn more about different ways of thinking, being, and doing. His research to this point mainly concerns how education systems can better serve their children, Indigenous education and outcomes, and deficit conversations and the role they have in constructing Aboriginal identity.

Ben’s main interest is in the emancipatory opportunities found in education, and in being part of a movement which encourages and enables the best in all people.

Research outputs: most recent

  • kvgqvsvj, kvgqvsvj, 'Our Silver Bullets: Teachers are the key', presented at the 1 on 1 October 2012. 1. 1.
  • kvgqvsvj, kvgqvsvj, 'We’re still in the room! Indigenous ways of thinking, being, and doing in the classroom.', presented at the 1 on 1 September 2012. 1. 1.
  • kvgqvsvj, kvgqvsvj, 'Stronger Smarter', presented at the 1 on 1 March 2012. 1. 1.
  • kvgqvsvj, kvgqvsvj, 'A Return To The Old Ways: Indigenous Learners in high school classrooms', presented at the 1 on 1 September 2011. 1. 1.
  • kvgqvsvj, kvgqvsvj, 'Our Silver Bullets: why a fundamental shift in thinking is the key to fixing the education paradigm.', presented at the 1 on 1 September 2011. 1. 1.

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