• Associate Professor Marnee Shay
  • Associate Investigator
  • University of Queensland

Associate Professor Marnee Shay is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. Marnee’s maternal family are from Wagiman country (Northern Territory), and she also has strong connections to Aboriginal communities in South East Queensland where she was born and raised. Marnee has an extensive research program that spans the fields of Indigenous education and policy, flexi schooling and youth studies, and she has published in a wide range of journals, books and scholarly and professional media outlets.

Marnee will contribute to the Educated Child program, providing expert advice on Indigenous research ethics and methodologies and Indigenous education across urban, regional, and remote communities, particularly in diverse school settings. She will also support national and state Indigenous education policy and provide guidance on building the capacity of educators to implement Indigenous education strategies within school and family environments.

Dr Shay’s research has strongly impacted policy and practice in her fields. She has contributed to numerous policy submissions, non-traditional research outputs (such as podcasts) and school reviews. Marnee is a Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Futures. Marnee is also leading an ARC Discovery Indigenous Co-designing Indigenous education policy in Australia (2021-2024), which aims to create an evidence base for effective co-design implementation in Indigenous education settings.

Earliest digital memory
Kids in my class thinking it was hilarious to use particular sequences of numbers to spell words upside down on a calculator.