Derick Wilson has been involved with Corrymeela since 1965. He has community relations practice as: a detached youth worker; a Principal Lecturer in Youth Work; and Corrymeela Centre Director. As Research Fellow, with colleagues: he established Future Ways, a reconciliation research programme promoting organisation cultures supportive of a more shared society across Civil Society, the Civil Service, Community Policing and local Councils (1989-2006). Assistant Director, UNESCO Centre and then a Reader in Education. He was a member of the four year six-country EU ALTERNATIVE Restorative Justice programme and managed ‘Creative Change’, a programme promoting mutual understanding with ten Primary Schools.
He is Reader Emeritus in Restorative Practices; a Founder Trustee of Mill Strand Integrated School and the Spirit of Enniskillen Bursary Scheme. He was: an Equality Commissioner (ECNI, 2002-07); an academic associate to the Pilot Victims and Survivors Forum.
‘Learning Together For A Change — The Evolution of an Educational Model for Cross-Community Meetings between Adults in a Divided Society’, D. A. Wilson, D. Phil Thesis, Ulster University, 1994.
Campbell, K, Wilson, D, Braithwaite, J. Ending Residual Paramilitary Domination in Northern Ireland? Restorative Economic and Social Inclusion Strategies, Australian National University.
Wilson D.A. & Campbell, H. A. Security and Justice in Transition: Restorative Justice and the Politics of Hope in Northern Ireland in Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe, (eds) Pali, B & Aertsen, I, Routledge Frontiers of Criminal justice Series pp126-143.
Wilson, D. A., Chapman, T, Campbell, H.A., Mc Cready, P. Working Across Frontiers-Community Based Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland, in Action Research in Criminal Justice-Restorative Justice Approaches in Intercultural Settings (Eds) Vanfraechem & Aertsen, Routledge Frontiers of Criminal justice Series. pp 117-141
Wilson, D.A. Giving New Strength and Vigour to all aspects of societal life together: Restorative Practices Underpinning the Peace Process in Northern Ireland in Peace Processes and Borders in a Changing Geopolitical Context, Ireland, Korea and Beyond, Shinhan University and Trinity College, Dublin.
Wilson, D.A. Silence, Secrets, Surprises and a Smidgeon of Hope, Keynote Address to European Association of Storytellers on Theme of Story Telling in Borderlands, Armagh, June 2017