MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Sara is a tutor on the following modules:

Introduction and Research Methods for Translational Science
Health Organisations and Policy
Technological Innovation and Digital Health

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Sara Shaw

Associate Professor

Dr Sara Shaw is Associate Professor of Health & Social Policy at the University of Oxford and Fellow at Green Templeton College. She has a background in sociology and policy studies and interests in the organisation and delivery of health care including the development, implementation, spread, scale up and sustainability of technology. Her PhD used discourse analysis to examine the formulation of health-related policy. Research since then has extended this, maintaining a keen interest in language, communication and power in health service delivery. She has significant experience designing and using qualitative and mixed methods, and is internationally renowned for her work on linguistic ethnography and policy

Sara and currently leads a programme of work on technology-enabled care, including remote and video consulting. This overlaps with an interest in sustainable health care and a commitment to supporting the shift to net zero health services by 2045. She is currently supported by an AHSN/BRC Fellowship, specifically to build research on sustainable health care. She has undertaken work for the Department of Health, NHS England, Royal College of General Practitioners, Faculty of Public Health, National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council; and has published widely on topics including technology development, spread and scale up of digital health, integrated care and critical approaches to understanding and analysing policy.

Sara currently supervises six DPhil students. She is not currently accepting new DPhill students.