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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

Find out more about the MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Sara Shaw

Professor of Health Policy & Practice

Sara Shaw is Professor of Health Policy & Practice 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 health and care technologies. Her PhD used discourse analysis to examine the development of health-related policy. Since then she has maintained a keen interest in language, communication and power in health service delivery. She has significant experience of qualitative research, and is internationally renowned for her work on linguistic ethnography and policy.

Sara 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 worked with a range of agencies and funders including the Department of Health, NHS England, Royal College of General Practitioners, National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council; and has published widely on topics ranging from spread and scale up of digital health and integrated care, to critical approaches to understanding policy.

Sara is currently taking new DPhil students for 2023 entry, who have an active interest in the development and spread of environmentally sustainable health and care.