Staff Profiles: Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Staff Profile: Sarah Shaw
Academic Course Leader for Sports Therapy

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Academic Course Leader for Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I am an energetic hardworking multidisciplinary team player. I am passionate about teaching and learning and sharing my knowledge with students to inspire them to achieve and progress into a well-rounded clinician.


I have always taken a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and thoroughly enjoyed working with both the general public, amateur and elite level athletes to get them back to activities of daily living and sport. I hope to disseminate my previous clinical experiences alongside current evidence based practice to grow the future generation of sports therapists. I am a research active clinician with 8 years of clinical experience working within the sporting and private sector with teams such as New Zealand Rugby League, Hull FC and athletes from The British Open Squash Championships.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation University of Hull 2011
MRes Sport and Exercise Science University of Hull 2016
PGCAP Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2017
CKTP Certified Kinesio Tape Faculty Instructor Kinesio Taping Association International 2014


Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR)


Best academic feedback (2017)

Most engaging module (2018)

Most inspirational lecturer (2019)

Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

Kinesio tape Association (KTAI)

National Association of Athletic Trainers (NATA)

Fellow of Higher Education (FHEA)

Teaching and research


Introduction to Sports Therapy, Essential Skills, Injury management and therapeutic modalities, Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation, Supervision of Clinical Practice, Kinesio Taping Level 1 & 2.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My research interests lie within recovery strategies used within sport, Kinesio tape provision within musculoskeletal practice and diagnostic clinical tests used in musculoskeletal practice: their effectiveness and uses.


External responsibilities

External examining

BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation with Strength Conditioning and BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation with Sports Therapy at the University of Plymouth (City College)