PhD (South Asian Studies) Australian National University
Dr Royce Wiles is a specialist international educator, researcher and bibliographer. He is at the core of NTI’s academic team as a full-time lecturer and researcher.
Dr Wiles has 30 years of experience in Asian Studies; South Asian Languages (Hindi, Snaskrit, Prakrits, including Pali); Buddhist meditation; lecturing and tutoring; researching management and course development.
He also has extensive experience ranging from specialist historical research; teaching and lecturing; international development; and experience in post-conflict development work; as well as the management of specialist libraries and research programmes.
During his most recent appointment with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), in Kabul Afghanistan, Dr Wiles worked with Kabul University, the National Museum of Kabul, the National Archives of Afghanistan and other agencies attempting to salvage and rebuild the region’s tertiary education system.
Some of Dr Wiles’ other interesting international professional and academic experience includes:
- gaining access to rare medieval palm leaf manuscripts held privately in Jaisalmer, India;
- initiating and managing a research project funded by the United States Insitute of Peace (USIP) on current land issues as they relate to peace-making in Afghanistan;
- delivering training courses and lectures to Nai journalists and Stanford Law students working on Afghanistan; and
- providing field work guidance for international PhD scholars and academic advice to Afghan thesis students.
Lecturer, Buddhist Studies, Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong