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MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Sara is a tutor on the following modules:

Sustainble Health Care
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 Senior 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 adoption, spread, scale up and sustainability of health and care technologies. 

Sara leads a programme of work on technology-enabled care, including remote consulting, and is Director of DECIDE, a new centre focused on rapid evaluation of technology-enabled remote monitoring. She is the sustainability lead for the Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Collaboration, focused on building research and capacity at the intersection of technology-enabled care and sustainable health care, and on supporting the shift to net zero health services by 2045. She has published widely on topics ranging from the adoption and spread of digital health technologies, to integrated care and critical approaches to understanding policy.

Since completing her PhD in 2006, in which she used discourse analysis to examine the development of health-related policy, 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 interpretive policy analysis.

Sara is interested to hear from potential DPhil students with active interests in understanding the impacts of health systems on the environment and developing more sustainable health care. She has a full quota for 2024 entry.