Tricia Shaw

Academic Lead for Education Studies

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

+44 (0) 1482 462084

Tricia is the Education Studies Academic Lead for the School of Education and Social Sciences - a role she shares with colleague Jo Traunter.



Research Interests

  • Participative research
  • Exploring inclusion for children in the early years
  • Forest Schools

Research groups

  • Inclusion and Social Justice Research Group
  • An evaluation of an initiative in a local mainstream secondary school and connected special school designed to respond more effectively to the individual needs of a small group of pupils


Rebecca J. Adderley, Max A. Hope, Gill C. Hughes, Lisa Jones, Kyriaki Messiou & Patricia A. Shaw (2014): 'Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools: focusing on children’s voices', European Journal of Special Needs Education

'Engaging with children’s voices: Illuminating perceived notions of inclusion in pedagogical activities in the Reception Class'. Presented at EECERA September 2017

'Engaging with young children’s voices about pedagogical activities: implications for inclusive education'. Presented at ECER September 2016.

‘What about me? An exploration of participative tools to engage with students’ views about exclusion and inclusion'. Presented at BERA with Rebecca Adderley, September 2015.

'Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools: Focusing on students’ voices'. Presented at Children, Young People and Adults: Extending the Conversation with Rebecca Adderley, September 2012.



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • An Introduction to perspectives on SEND
  • Inclusive Strategies for children with SEND
  • Leadership, Management and Team working in the Children's Workforce.
  • Educational and Social Policy


  • Inclusive and Special Education Debates, Theories and Implications for Practice
  • Provides support on how to use participative tools in research on the EdD Professional Doctorate in Education programme

Research PhDs

Tricia welcomes applications in the areas of

  • Inclusion
  • Participative research
  • Engaging with the voices of children and young people

Current PhD supervisions

  • Second supervisor for EdD Annemie von Roij - Passend Onderwijs, supporting professionals to meet inclusion or just allocation of the budget funding?

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Senior Fellow

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Southampton
  • MA, York St. John University
  • BA, University of Southampton

External roles

  • Member of the British Educational Research Association
  • Member of the Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators
  • Involved with training for Forest Schools, offering Continuing Professional Development for schools and other organisations

Awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the HEA