Sian Shaw

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Sian Shaw is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a Principle Fellow of the HEA and University Teaching Fellow.



Sian is Course leader for the International MSc in Adult Critical Care Nursing, delivered via distance learning and Module leader for the Return to Professional Practice Course. She's a module tutor on the pre-registration nursing programme & Adult Acute Care. Sian is a member of the Intensive Care Society & British Association of Critical Care Nurses. Prior to moving into Education Sian had 17 years experience in Critical Care Nursing.

Research interests

  • E-Portfolios
  • Vodcasting
  • Platform Simulation
  • Human Factors

Sian has a particular interest in technology enhanced teaching and learning. Her current research is investigating the benefits of using E-portfolios for the assessment of practice in health care students. Previous research includes the use of Vodcasts to improve clinical skills teaching and the investigation of human factors that contribute to human error in acute care nursing using platform simulation.


  • Acute and Critical Care Nursing. Pre-registrations nursing. Technology enhanced teaching and learning methods to academics.


  • MSt Clinical Governance, University of Cambridge.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Cambridge.
  • BSc Hons , 1st Class Health Studies. Brunel University.
  • Diploma in Specialist Nursing Practice (Critical Care), Homerton School of Health Studies.
  • Registered Nurse Tutor, English National Board of Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Registered General Nurse, St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Certificate in Transplant Co-Ordination, University of Central England.
  • ENB 100 Adult Intensive Care Nursing , Peterborough and Stamford Department of Nurse Education.
  • ENB 920 Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing. University of the West of England
  • City and Guilds 7307 Teaching and Assessing, Cambridge Regional College.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Principle Fellow HEA
  • Member Intensive Care Society
  • Member British Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 2014 Conference Lead – Use of MYProgress for Practice Assessment, National Conference, Anglia Ruskin University.
  • 2014 -2015, Tracheostomy Workshops X2 (£3,000)
  • 2014 – 2015, Anglia Learning and Teaching: Use of E-portfolios for Practice Assessment in Nursing Students. (£6,000)
  • 2013 – 2014, Anglia Learning and Teaching :Use of Vodcasts to Enhance Skills Teaching for Pre-registration student nurses (£3,500)
  • 2012 – 2013, Anglia Learning and Teaching Award: Use of Vodcasts to Achieve Learning outcomes in Adult Acute Care module (£3,500)

Selected recent publications

  • Shaw, S. 2002. Legal issues surrounding consent and withdrawing and withholding treatment: a case study. Nursing in Critical Care. Vol. 7 No 2:94-98.

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Shaw, S. (2015). Information toolkit – use of an E-portfolio for assessing clinical practice in student nurses. JISC Website.
  • Shaw, S. (2012). Development of e-learning masters in adult critical care nursing. Presented at The. British Association of Critical Care Nurses Conference, Brighton.
  • Shaw, S. (2012). Human error in acute care practice. Presented at The British Association of Critical Care Conference, Brighton.
  • Shaw, S. (2009). Changing a culture of blame to a culture of leaning. Anglian Critical Care Network Safety Day. Thetford.
  • Shaw, S. (2007). Human error in acute care practice. Presented at Making Research Accessible Conference, Cambridge
  • Shaw, S. (2006). Use of Simulation to understand human error in acute care practice. Presented to Simulation in Inter-professional Learning Conference, Aberdeen.
  • Shaw, S. (2002). The nurses’ experience of the introduction of a clinical information system in an intensive care unit. Presented to the European Society of Critical Care Nurses, Paris.
  • Shaw, S. (2002). Legal issues surrounding consent and withdrawing and withholding treatment: a case study. Nursing in Critical Care. Vol. 7 No 2:94-98.