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Sarah Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

I am passionate about teaching, learning and sharing my knowledge with students to inspire them to achieve and progress into a well-rounded musculoskeletal clinician. Chevron icon


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 clinicians. I am a research active clinician with clinical experience working within the sporting and private sector with teams such as New Zealand Rugby League, Hull FC and professional athletes from The British Open Squash Championships.


  • 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
  • Level 3 Leadership and Management
  • First Aid Instructor


Student led awards:

  • Best academic feedback (2017)
  • Most engaging module (2018)
  • Most Inspirational lecturer (2019; 2020)
  • Exceptional Support Beyond Teaching (2020)

Staff awards:

  • Inspiring colleague (2020)
  • Outstanding team (2020)


Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR)

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)

Professional Standards Authority (PSA)

Teaching & Research


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


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.


More publications from Sarah Shaw can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

External examiner

External examining

  • University of Lincoln- MSc Sports Therapy
  • City College Plymouth – BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation with Strength Conditioning and BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation with Sports Therapy
  • City College Plymouth- Award External Examiner- Sport and Leisure