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Research Interests

Health and illness experience: familial experience of living with long-term health conditions, navigating the healthcare services, developing relationships with healthcare professionals, shared decision-making

Well-being in professional practice: maintaining well-being among healthcare professionals, theoretically informed methods for preparing healthcare professionals for working in high pressure environments, the meanings of care and delivering lifeworld-led care

Knowledge in evidence-based healthcare: synthesis of diverse evidence, use of different ways of knowing in healthcare practice

Membership of Professional Bodies

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Health Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council


Programme Director MSc Health Psychology (campus)


Consultation on research projects requiring Health Psychology and research methods expertise - invitations welcome.

Able to offer workshops for PhD students, researchers, healthcare professionals on the following:

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Evidence

Introduction to Qualitative Methods

Mixed Methods in Health Psychology and Applied Health Research

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4050 
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 18 Jan 2001


  • BF Psychology

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Lifeworld interpretation of tinnitus

    Pryce, H. & Shaw, R. L., 23 Jan 2020, In : Medical Humanities. 45, 4, p. 428-433 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • MEDREV (pharmacy-health psychology intervention in people living with dementia with behaviour that challenges): the feasibility of measuring clinical outcomes and costs of the intervention

    Maidment, I. D., Barton, G., Campbell, N., Shaw, R., Seare, N., Fox, C., Iliffe, S., Randle, E., Hilton, A., Brown, G., Barnes, N., Wilcock, J., Gillespie, S. & Damery, S., 2 Mar 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, 157.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A qualitative study examining everyday frailty management strategies adopted by Polish stakeholders

    Bujnowska-Fedak, M. M., Gwyther, H., Szwamel, K., D'Avanzo, B., Holland, C., Shaw, R. L. & Kurpas, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : European Journal of General Practice. 25, 4, p. 197-204 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Becoming a professional: A longitudinal qualitative study of the graduate transition in BSc Psychology

    Reddy, P. A. & Shaw, R. L., 28 Feb 2019, In : Education and Training. 61, 2, p. 272 - 288

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Thesis

    Chronic illness in non-heterosexual contexts: towards a critical LGBTQ health psychology

    Author: Jowett, A., May 2011

    Supervisor: Shaw, R. L. (Supervisor) & Peel, E. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Exploring the experiences of nurses who care for children who have Acute Life Threatening Events (ALTE) in hospital

    Author: Hudson, A., 17 Mar 2014

    Supervisor: Shaw, R. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    "I'm a better manager": A biographic narrative study of the impact of personal trauma on the professional lives of managers in the UK

    Author: Armstrong, A., 9 Oct 2014

    Supervisor: Shaw, R. L. (Supervisor) & Butler, M. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Patients’ and physicians’ experiences of atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy: a qualitative journey

    Author: Borg Xuereb, C., 4 Feb 2014

    Supervisor: Shaw, R. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Psychology graduates in the transition to employment: negotiating employability, identity and the meaning of higher education

    Author: Reddy, P., 1 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Shaw, R. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Conference

    Rachel Shaw (Chair)
    18 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference