Dougald W. O'Reilly

Portrait of Dougald W.  O'Reilly

An Associate Professor at the College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University, Douglas W. O’Reilly is an archaelogist active in Cambodia since 1999.

In response to the looting of archaeological sites in Cambodia, a non-governmental organization called Heritage Watch was founded by O’Reilly in 2003 to combat the loss of heritage in Cambodia. Heritage Watch established a nationwide education campaign highlighting the importance of heritage and continues to work in heritage preservation, currently running a programme called Heritage for Kids.

After being a UNESCO lecturer at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh from 1999 to 2006, Dougald O’Reilly lectured at the University of Sydney, Australia, from 2006 to 2008, was a visiting lecturer at Yale University in 2008-09, and is currently employed with the Australian National University (ANU), while conducting archaeological research in Laos.