Personal profile: David Wilson
David has been a member of the Royal Society since 2014 and his career was in applied science.
David graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1978 BSc Honours with a major in geology and geophysics. He started his professional career as Geophysicist for Hydro Tasmania later that year, undertaking geophysical and geological investigations in remote parts of Tasmania for the next 12 years. In 1992 David undertook additional studies in surface water hydrology at the University of New South Wales and worked in the field of hydrology, eventually as the Manager of Hydrology and then Business Development Manager with Entura – Hydro Tasmania Consulting. Much of this work was based overseas working on hydro power and water projects, for the most part, in developing Asian countries. In 2010 David’s work returned more to geological assignments, spending a year living in Papua New Guinea and then as an independent consultant in Sarawak, Borneo.
He is now semi retired with interests in philosophy, bee keeping and photography