Dr Shereen Shaw

Name: Dr Shereen Shaw
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position: Lecturer in Further Education and Training
Email: shereen.shaw@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education
Social Media: Twitter – @shawshereen
Blog – https://edgehill.academia.edu/ShereenHamedShaw
Co-editor, British Mensa’s: Androgyny Journal



Edge Hill University:

  • Devising and developing teaching materials, facilitating lectures, workshops and group tutorials for two modules: Module Lead on the Employable Teacher, The Outstanding Teacher
  • SPY111 Thinking Sociologically Module Seminar, Level 4, Jan- May 2017
  • SPY1105 Understanding Social Concepts Module Seminar, FAS, Level 4, Nov 2016- Jan 2017
  • MA programmes: PBM4023J Excellence in Early Years: Principles and Practice; PBM 4024 Excellence in Early Years: International Perspectives
  • BA (HONS) Children & Young people’s learning and development, Year 1 & Year 3 (BAE000030_001_MRG:2016/17)
  • Taught on the BA (Hons) Early Years Education (EYE), Year 2, 2016 (Covering the following sessions: Behaviour Management, Change in Early Year Sector and developments, Strategies for coping with Change, Quality Initiative in Education)


  • Doctoral in Philosophy. Philosophy Department. University of Liverpool, December 2015
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE/CertEd). University of South Wales, Newport, September 2010 (Inco-operating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)
  • MA in Literature and Philosophy. Philosophy Department. University of East Anglia, Norwich, July 2007
  • BA Double Honours in Philosophy and in English and Comparative Literature. The American University, Cairo. 2001 – 2006


Whilst completing a PhD in existential philosophy, I have been working since 2011 as a lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education, University of Liverpool. I have taught the following Great Thinkers Series Modules:

  • Female Thinkers: Mary Wollstoncraft: A Vindication of Women’s Rights
  • Ancient Philosophy: Plato’s Republic
  • On Becoming a Women: The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
  • Existential Thought: Jean Paul Sartre
  • Political Thought: Machiavelli’s Prince
  • Sin and Sainthood: St Augustine
  • The Philosophy of the Absurd: Albert Camus

Themed taught Sessions: Ethical Philosophy: Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Women in Philosophy: Feminism, Philosophy and Psychology: Sigmund Freud’s Dreams, Themes in Existentialism.

Public Engagement Talks: Applied Philosophy: Existentialism as a way of Life, held at Liverpool Central Library.

Delivered sessions on academic writing, research methodologies, referencing, editing and sourcing.

Interests & Achievements:


  • Existential Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Teacher Education and Training
  • Teaching Narratives
  • Gender studies
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Music


  • Co-editor of British Mensa’s Androgyny 2018
  • Awarded Fellow of the Hight Education Academy, July 2017
  • CTPDC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, August 2016
  • CPD Workshop “Gestalt therapy”, one day (6 hours) with Brian McMinn, 24th Sept 2016, Liverpool.
  • AHRC Postgraduate Fees-only Research Studentship from the University of Liverpool Arts and Humanities (ULAH), 2010- 2015.
  • Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS), IFL, 2013
  • Postgraduate Research Support Fund, School of the Arts (SOTA) University of Liverpool. (Award value £400), 2013
  • Postgraduate Research Support Fund, School of the Arts (SOTA) University of (Award value £600), 2011- 2012
  • Travel Bursary Scheme for Postgraduate Research, University of Liverpool. (Award value £200), 2011-2012

Professional Development/Enhancement:

  • Participated in RefreshED 2018 event at Hope University organised by Angel Solutions Ltd with the focus on teacher training and education and reducing the academic work load, 24th May 2018
  • Parent Governor at Sudley Infant School, Aigburth.
  • Training workshop on “Attendance and Attainment”, 23rd May 2018 at School Improvements, Toxteth Conference Centre
  • Member, The Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA)
  • Member, The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)



  • Interdisciplinary projects
  • Research which falls within philosophy and education/ philosophy and literature/ philosophy and psychology/ Schools of thoughts in Philosophy and its impact today on education and practice
  • Ancient Greek Philosophies, particularly the quest for knowledge and truth/ Learning & teaching strategies – “how to engage the disengaged”, Theories in Education, Philosophical questions about Learning Technologies, Morality and Citizenship and Autonomy and Individuality

Research Groups:

  • Co-researcher, Investigating Britishness in North West schools, funded project via the research investment fund (RITA) Edge Hill University (2018- 2019) mentored and supervised by Dr Francis Farrell and Professor Vini Lander.
  • “Tales from a Refugee Camp”- Writing workshops for refugees in Ormskirk who arrived from Calais (April 2017- June 2017) (funded by the Faculty of Education)
  • Syrian Refugees in Merseyside- acted as a communication link to facilitate networking between Arabic speakers and English speakers in events aimed at community cohesion.
  • Member, Immigration North West Working Group

Published work:

Shaw, Shereen (2017) The Case of the Arab Woman. British Mensa’s: ANDROGYNY, 1 (2)

Shaw, Shereen. (2015) A Study of Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Equilibrium doctrine and philosophical narratives. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool

Hamed, Shereen. A Restless Consciousness: A Comparative study of Hegel and Sartre. (2006) MA Dissertation, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise:

Conference Presentations:

  • Present a paper “Teacher training: A journey of professional development and experiential learning”, at the 9th TEAN Conference “Ambition of Teacher Education”, Conference Aston, Birmingham, May 10th, 2018
  • Presented a paper “Experiential Learning” at the Higher Education Academy Annual STEM Conference, January 6th, 2018
  • Presented in the Ninth Annual Conference for Research in Education, ACRE, at the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University. Paper title “Teacher Education: A Journey of experiential professional development”, July 2017
  • Opening speech at The Caribbean Philosophical Association’s annual conference on the “Technologies of Liberation”, Mexico, Cancun. May 2015
  • Philosophy Paper: “Technology, Freedom and Identity”, The Caribbean Philosophical Association’s annual conference, Mexico, Cancun
  • Philosophy Paper: “Al-Hakim: consolidating the East and the West” at the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism conference, held at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 19-21, 2014
  • Philosophy Paper: “Crossing borders of thought” at the Writing beyond borders conference held by Language and Cultures’ Graduate School, University of Manchester, 20th September 2013

External Collaborations/Partnership Activity:

  • A blog piece on Egyptian Feminist Nawal El Saadawi, a collaboration with Sergio A. Silverio Research Assistant in Qualitative Methods, Research Department of Reproductive Health, EGA Institute for Women’s Health, University College London


  • Investigating Britishness in North West schools, funded project via the research investment fund (RITA) Edge Hill University (2017- 2019)
  • “Tales from a Refugee Camp”- Writing workshops for refugees in Ormskirk who arrived from Calais (April 2017- June 2017) (funded by the Faculty of Education)


  • I run Gingerbread Single Parent Merseyside Support Group which aims to support male and female single parents by organising social events, meet-ups and events within the Merseyside community.
  • Participated in interviews, teaching observations and sat on decision-making panels for the development of teaching and the curriculum and programmes across different areas.
  • Public speaker, workshop facilitator, existentialist.

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