Spierings, Shea

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, POCHE Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Queensland

Shea Spierings is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland’s POCHE Centre for Indigenous Health. His current research is focused on COVID-19 health messaging in Indigenous communities, and Aboriginal men’s health. Shea’s PhD research investigated Aboriginal men’s stories to highlight the complex intersection between the criminalisation of Indigeneity, Aboriginal masculinity, and Aboriginal health. Shea previously worked in the Indigenous Community Controlled Health Sector.


  • Feature
    Introduction Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and its fluctuating waves of infections and the emergence of new variants, Indigenous populations in Australia and worldwide have remained at high risk. Indigenous populations are all too familiar with the deadly consequences of introduced disease. Outbreaks such as the H1N1 influenza epidemic in 2009...Read more