Ms Madison Shakespeare

Ms Madison Shakespeare

Humanities (Arts)

Casual Academic - CEDS3001,
Dean's Unit, School of Humanities & Comm Arts


Madison Shakespeare is a multi-disciplinary lawyer and filmmaker who has developed extensive academic and pedagogical experience writing and coordinating all units of the Indigenous Major at Western Sydney University over the past six years. Identifying proudly as a First Nation Australian, a salt water woman born on Gadigal Country of Kin from Nations across New South Wales, Madison is humbled to be entrusted with facilitating ways through which to engage all students in culturally-specific learning journeys.

With valuable cultural interface research experience as a member of the Indigenous research team at Flinders’ University Southgate Institute of Social Determinants, Madison has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement in culturally-led research projects focused on addressing social determinants of Indigenous health and holistic wellbeing.  

As the SA Project Office of the national Ironbark Project and with ongoing research work in an NHMRC grant "Decolonising practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care", she has been formative in contributions leading to the development of specific program logic models necessary to decolonise public health and research and in transdisciplinary forums 

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  • BL University of New England

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Humanities (Arts)
  • Dean's Unit, School of Humanities & Comm Arts


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Location: K
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Chapters in Books

  • Brooker, C., Catanzaro, M. and Shakespeare, M. (2023), 'A creative workshop model : for understanding climate activism as custodianship of country', Indigenizing Education for Climate Action: Strategies, Case Studies and Testimonios, Space4Innovation .

Journal Articles

  • Mackean, T., Shakespeare, M. and Fisher, M. (2022), 'Indigenous and non-Indigenous theories of wellbeing and their suitability for wellbeing policy', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 19, no 18 .
  • Shakespeare, M., Fisher, M., Mackean, T. and Wilson, R. (2021), 'Theories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous wellbeing in Australian health policies', Health Promotion International, vol 36, no 3 , pp 669 - 679.
  • Macniven, R., Coombes, J., Wilson, R., Simon, A., Mackean, T., Hunter, K., Ma, T., Gwynn, J., Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Hill, A., Delbaere, K., Lewis, C., Bennett-Brook, K., Howie, A., Stewart, G., Shakespeare, M., Rogers, K., Ivers, R. and Clapham, K. (2021), 'Understanding implementation factors and participant experiences of a cluster randomised controlled trial to prevent falls among older Aboriginal people : a process evaluation protocol', Injury Prevention, vol 27, no 3 , pp 293 - 298.

Other Publications

  • 2023, 'COP 28 Digital Technology Realizing Indigenist Solutions', Published Work
  • 2023, 'An Indigenous Approach to COP', Published Work
  • 2023, 'COP28 Global Yarning with MAPIMO.ORG', Published Work
  • 2023, 'MAPIMO', Published Work
  • 2022, 'Comments made in the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize Winner Announcement', Recorded Work
  • 2021, 'Celebrating Connection to Country', Recorded Work
  • 2016, '21st Century St George Superheroes', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Testing 1, 2, 3, Testing 1, 2, 3', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Learn, Sing, Laugh, Do!', Recorded Work

Previous Projects

Title: Foundations for Belonging #4: Refugee Understanding of Indigenous Lands and Contemporary Issues
  • Settlement Services International
Western Researchers: Liam Magee, Valentina Bau and Madison Shakespeare
Years: 2023-01-09 - 2023-04-30
ID: P00028489

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