10 Wright St, Glenbrook, NSW 2773

Mobile : 0434968859

E-mail: s.hersey@uws.edu.au

Dr Shane Hersey

Personal Information
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
  • Gender: male
Employment History 2008 University of Western Sydney NSW


Autumn Session

Tutor: Media and Visual Cultures

2007/2008 alive.com.au QLD

Frontier technologies/new media consultant

3-month contract

Designer/writer: www.famousandfabulous.com

  • Create text templates, blog entries and autoresponder workflow.

2007 University of Western Sydney NSW

Lecturer and Tutor

Spring Session

Lecturer/Tutor: Digital Futures

  • Course co-ordinator.

2005 University of Western Sydney NSW

Lecturer and Tutor

Semester One

Lecturer/Tutor: Communication Networks

  • Course co-ordinator, Bankstown and Penrith Campuses.
  • Compulsory third year subject.

2004 University of Western Sydney NSW

Lecturer and Tutor

Semester Two

Lecturer/Tutor: Media Cultures – Technologies and Practices

  • Developed and wrote a new course structure for the subject.

Semester One

Tutor: Writing as Communication

  • Compulsory first year subject.

June 1999 – December 2003 Strehlow Research Centre NT

Research Officer and Acting Research Director

Strehlow Research Centre, Alice Springs

  • Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs.

November 1997 – June 1999 University of Western Sydney NSW

Consultant and Tutor

  • Lecturer/co-ordinator: Image, Sound & Text.
    Tutor: Media Images; Media & Society;
    Introduction to Cultural Studies; Film Studies 1; Film Studies 3;
    Image, Sound & Text, Online Journalism, & Specialty Reporting
    at the University of Western Sydney and Mass Communication/The Swinging 60s as a University of New England external course at JMC Academy, which was then a UWS affiliate.

March 1993 – November 1996 Fairfax NSW


  • Casual subeditor, general news, The Sydney Morning Herald.

January 1991 – February 1993 Cumberland Press NSW


April 1989 – December 1991 EMAP NSW

Production Editor

  • Subeditor, Mother & Baby magazine.

February 1985 – March 1988 Yaffa Publishing NSW


  • News Editor, AdNews.
  • Managing Editor, Packaging News, Food Manufacturing Monthly.

May 1984 – January 1985 News Limited NSW


  • Subeditor, The Hobart Mercury.
  • Interstate Correspondent, Herald and Weekly Times.

January 1975 – December 1978 Anglican Information Office NSW

Cadet Journalist

  • Cadetship completed.
Education April 2008 University of Western Sydney NSW


  • BA (Hons.) Communications. 2nd Class Honours, Division 1. 1997.
References Associate Professor Dr Carol Liston, University of Western Sydney, Penrith Campus, Penrith, NSW 2750. c.liston@uws.edu.au Phone: (02) 4736 0358.
Dr Marise Williams, Lecturer, UWS, Bankstown Campus, Bankstown, NSW, 2200. ma.williams@uws.edu.au Phone: (02) 9772 6219.
Dr Pamela James, Lecturer, UWS, Penrith Campus, Kingswood, NSW, 2200. p.james@uws.edu.au Phone: (02) 4736 0474.
Significant Achievements
  • Awarded the degree of Ph.D based on an analysis of anthropologist T.G.H. Strehlow’s text Songs of Central Australia.
  • Completed a new-media consultancy, related to blogging software for an Internet start-up firm in Brisbane.
  • Submitted a report for the Indigenous Arts Strategy chaired by Jon Altman.
  • Completed a searchable digital index of all T.G.H. Strehlow’s films.

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