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Postdoctoral research fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), UNSW

Shane is a Dunghutti (Bellbrook, Northern NSW) and Dharawal (Coastal Sydney) descendant and has a background in microbiology and molecular biology of bacteria and fungi that live within medicinal plants of Kamay (Botany Bay).

Shane has worked as a cultural heritage officer for the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council, is a key member of both the La Perouse Aboriginal community led Gadhungal Research Program and Dharawal Language Program (La Perouse) and is the postdoctoral representative on CABAH’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

Shane is a post-doctoral researcher in Science Communication with his research focused on Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Indigenous interactions within Science Communication and creating Indigenous perspective content within STEM subjects.


  • –present
    Researcher, UNSW