Shereen Hamed Shaw

Shereen Hamed Shaw
Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education

BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, QTLS, PhD
Academic, existentialist and an active researcher


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An academic with a passion for philosophy, literature, education and interdisciplinary studies. Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University. I research effective teaching & assessment methods; teacher education & training; changes in higher education & further Education. I welcome collaborations especially on an international scale (i.e. Middle Eastern studies; Gender identity; Existentialism; areas of Continental philosophy & Arab Feminism).


Publications (7)
Mental health problems have been established as one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease. Approximately a quarter of all people worldwide will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime. With depression and anxiety becoming the leading causes of mental ill health globally, the numbers of people reporting mental health compl...
Shame has been often been argued as a culturally bound emotion, which can affect a country’s citizens to varying degrees. Arab societies are often regarded as being heteronormative, masculinist, and patriarchal. These cultures are themselves in turn often synonymous with shame narratives associated with the suppression of women and sexuality. Arab...
A report on young peoples’ views of British identity and belonging in post referendum UK. The report provides an account of the key findings of an Edge Hill University. Research Investment Fund project, Britishness, Identity and Belonging. The project was designed to investigate what young people think being British means to them. Data was collecte...
Published in: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review . NAWAL EL SAADAWI’S name is known to many in the Middle-East for having been stained by social taboo, controversy and continuous debate over the past decade. She is one of Egypt’s most outspoken feminist writers and a psychiatrist by training. Her profile has never been higher since the revol...
Egypt is a country full of wonders and yet many contradictions. Women are expected to marry at a young age and yet all efforts to secure a suitable match are frowned upon. It is a mystery as to how women find suitable men to marry if all efforts are restricted by family, culture and religion. One may say that the revolution seemed to many a game ch...
bundant research suggests that self-image is inextricably linked to the convoluted issues that girls battle to conform with a media-driven ideal of beauty. The search for self begins during adolescence and thereafter. What research alone is unable to do when speaking of the Middle East is shine a light on a culture little known beyond the Arab...


Question (1)
Consider the following:
The role of education to
a. to develop young peoples’ sense of belonging in multicultural Britain through developing interfaith dialogue.
b. to enhance young peoples’ sense of belonging in multicultural Britain through developing interfaith dialogue.


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Projects (4)
RIF APPLICATION: Britishness, identity and belonging in post-referendum Britain, PI: Dr F. Farrell, Co-investigators Dr S. Shaw (ECR) and Prof V. Lander (Roehampton). Research Questions: 1. How do young people describe their identity in relation to notions of Britishness? 2. In what ways has the EU referendum result influenced and changed young people’s sense of belonging in Britain? 3. In what ways can education develop or enhance young peoples’ sense of belonging in multicultural Britain through developing interfaith dialogue? Method: The theoretical framework of the principal researchers is sociological, informed by critical race theory, participatory and qualitative research methodologies in education. Data will be collected through semi-structured group interviews conducted by peer researchers and ethnographic observations in educational or community settings. These qualitative methods will enable us to capture discourse, dialogue and provide forums for young people to discuss notions of Britishness, identity and their concerns as young citizens.
Archived project
To collate work on the psychology of women.