Joanne Wilkinson

Joanne Wilkinson of Queensland Museum

Joanne Wilkinson is the Senior Fossil Preparator for Geosciences at Queensland Museum. She has an interest in developing preparation and conservation techniques to assist in the preservation of fossil material from a range of Queensland sites, including Pliocene and Pleistocene megafauna sites in south east Queensland; cretaceous dinosaur material from the Eromanga and Winton regions and the Eocene fossils from Geebung in Brisbane.

Joanne has more than two decades of experience in acid and mechanical preparation and has participated in numerous field collection trips, assisting with excavations at Winton, Eromanga, Eulo, Roma and the western and eastern Darling Downs.

Over the past 10 years Joanne has also been involved in regional training programs to develop preparation skills in these areas and she continues to support preparators with professional advice.

Joanne currently manages the technical aspects of a range of Queensland Museum research projects with the assistance of a team of dedicated volunteers.


  • Microfossil sorting project – Colosseum Chamber, Mt Etna region, Central eastern Qld.
  • Preparation of QM type specimen, Rhoetosaurus brownei.
  • Chinchilla Rifle Range – a review of sites and collection history.

Project Dig

  • Tropical megafauna

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