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Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Marnee Shay is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Education She is an Aboriginal woman with maternal connections to Wagiman Country (Daly River region, Northern Territory), born in Brisbane, with strong connections to Indigenous communities in South East Queensland. Dr Shay has an extensive externally funded research program that spans the fields of Indigenous education, policy studies, flexi schooling, and youth studies. She has published in many journals, books and scholarly media outlets.

Dr Shay's research has substantially impacted policy and practice in her field. She is an experienced and qualified secondary classroom teacher. She has contributed to numerous policy submissions, non-traditional research outputs (such as podcasts) and school reviews. She serves on multiple Government and school boards and committees.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland


  • 2017 
    Queensland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy