National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Associate Professor Wilkes has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in Aboriginal affairs. He has worked at the Aboriginal Sites Department of the Western Australian Museum. Following that, he became Acting Inaugural Head of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University and then enjoyed 16 years as the Director of the Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service in Perth.
Associate Professor Wilkes serves on a wide range of state, national and international committees, which are working towards improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people. This allows him to work collaboratively across organisations, governments and communities to translate beneficial research findings into sustainable health policy and practice.