Katie Wilson

I currently research workforce diversity including gender, race, ethnicity, and disability in the production and performance of research including intersections with open access output and open access to academic libraries as dimensions of institutional knowledge openness. I work with the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI), a global strategic research project located in the Centre for Culture and Technology, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Building on my PhD thesis, I have researched Indigenous education in Australia at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels with the School of Education, Southern Cross University, and the Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, Australia. I have held positions in academic libraries and taught information science in Australia, New Zealand, including Te Herenga Waka, and the United States of America. Additional research interests include post-qualitative research, inter-racial marriage in nineteenth-century Taranaki, and mid-twentieth century New Zealand literature.

I am located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) where I collaborate with Te Herenga Waka School of Education staff on research and teaching projects.


PhD, GDipVisArts, GDipLib, BA

Recent publications

Wilson K., et al. (2021). Becoming Open Knowledge Institutions: Divergence, Dialogue and Diversity. In: Toeppe K., Yan H., Chu S.K.W. (eds) Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue. iConference 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12646. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_36

Wilson, K., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C.-K., Handcock, R. N., Ozaygen, A., Roelofs, A. (2021). Universities as Open Knowledge Institutions: Sharing vital research

Proceedings of the 2021 IATUL Conference, July 13-15, 2021.

Montgomery, L.,Hartley, J., Neylon, C., Gillies, M., Gray, E., Herrmann-Pillath, C., Huang, C-K., Leach, J., Potts, J., Ren, X., Skinner, K., Sugimoto, C., Wilson, K. (2021). Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Huang, C-K., Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., Hosking, R. (2021). Mapping open knowledge institutions: An exploratory analysis of Australian universities. PeerJ, 9:e11391

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K. S., Ozaygen, A., & Brookes-Kenworthy, C. (2020). Meta-Research: Evaluating the impact of open access policies on research institutions. ELife, 9, e57067. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.57067

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K., & Ozaygen, A. (2020). Comparison of bibliographic data sources: Implications for the robustness of university rankings. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(2), 445-478. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00031

Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Wilson, K., & Montgomery, L. (2020). Data and Intermediate Queries for: Evaluating institutional open access performance: Methodology, challenges and assessment. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3693222

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Huang, K., Ozaygen, A., Handcock, R.N., Hosking, R., (2020). Who puts the ‘open’ in open knowledge? Cultural Science Journal. 12(1),13–22.


Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Hosking, R. & Huang, C-K. (2020). How can we use social media data related to OA monographs? ELPUB 2020, 24rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. http://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.18

Wilson, K., Kiuna, A., Lamptey, R. B., Veldsman, S., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Hosking, R. & Huang, C-K. (2020). Open access and research dissemination in Africa. ELPUB 2020: 24th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. http://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.20

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C-K., Montgomery, L. & Ozaygen, A. (2019). ‘Is the library open?’: Correlating unaffiliated access to academic libraries with open access support. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1), 1-33. http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10298

Wilks, J., Kennedy, G., Drew, N., & Wilson, K. (2018). Indigenous data sovereignty in higher education: Towards a decolonised data quality framework. Australian Universities’ Review, 60(2), 4–14. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1188999.pdf