Shadia’s doctoral desertion investigates attachment to abandoned heritage, using ethnographic research methods. Her PhD was published by Archaeopress, Oxford, in February 2013.
In 2011, she co-edited Historic Cities, proceedings for the 10th Heritage Seminar with Chatzoglou, Polyzoudi and Sørensen.
In 2004, she co-edited Fifty years in the Archaeology of Africa: Themes in archaeological theory and practice in Papers in honour of John Alexander, with Wahida, Smith and Rose.
She holds the following positions:
- Tutor Wolfson College Cambridge. 2011-present
- Guest lecturer, Heritage and Museum Course, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge 2014-present
- Researcher Civilisation in Contact project (CiC), an outreach project in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge 2014
- Fieldwork Assistant ‘BAT Oasis Archaeological Project’, Oman (National Geographic Project) 2014
- Associate The Indian Ocean World Centre 2015-present
- Ethnographic interviews and communality outreach 2014-2015
- Supervisor in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge 2013
- Affiliated Fellow African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge 2013-2015
- Affiliated Research Scholar McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge 2013-present
- Research Assistant. Employer: Dr. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge 2012
- Member of (SARS) Sudan Archaeological Research Society, British Museum 2010-present
- Member of (SAS) Sudan Archaeological Society, Khartoum, Sudan 2009-present
- Co-organiser African Archaeology Group (based at McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge ) 2007-present
- Fieldwork Assistant (Lejre Demark). Employer: Dr. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen
- Trowelblazers 100 women in African Archaeology