Project Title

Aboriginal perspectives on selfhood and criminalisation


A/Prof Morgan Brigg and A/Prof Jon Willis

Researcher biography

Shea is a Gangulu man born and raised on Darumbal country. His PhD examines the intersection between Aboriginal men’s understandings of self and agency in society, and broader processes of colonisation that have criminalised and subverted Indigenous values, beliefs, and practices. Prior to beginning research, Shea worked in Indigenous health, and served as the 2015 Australian Youth Delegate to the United Nations. During his appointment Shea consulted several thousand young people across Australia in order to draft and deliver Australia’s National Youth Statement to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He currently sits on the University of Queensland’s Young Alumni Advisory Board, Innowell's Lived Experience Advisory Board, the GrataFund’s Policy Advisory Council, and Brisbane North Primary Health Network’s Community Advisory Board.