Prof Wilson joined Boston in 2007 having taught previously at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Essex in the UK. Wilson was educated at Oxford and Essex universities.
Wilson has published nine books and has authored numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. His work has focused primarily on interest groups (particularly business) and their relationship with government and policymaking. He edited the Oxford Handbook of Business and Government published by OUP in February 2010 and authored several chapters in it. He has also published extensively on the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians.
Wilson has edited both the British Journal of Political Science and Governance. He was Chair of the Department of Political Science at Wisconsin.