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Personal profile

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
  • Open Access
  • What qualifies as the best kind of qualitative research?

    Shaw, R. L., Bishop, F., Horwood, J., Chilcot, J. & Arden, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Psychologist. 34, 1, p. 2-5 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter, comment or opinion


    Developing a Tool to Support Communication of Parental Concerns When a Child is in Hospital

    Heath, G. L. (Creator), Montgomery, H. (Creator), Eyre, C. (Creator), Cummins, C. (Creator), Pattison, H. M. (Creator) & Shaw, R. (Creator), 13 Jan 2016



    • 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