Dr Theresa Shaw NursD, BA (Hons), RNT, RN

Associate Facilitator

Dr Theresa Shaw (NursD, BA (Hons), RNT, RN - Associate FacilitatorTheresa has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She worked in the NHS for 17 years during which time her experience spanned clinical nursing, nurse education and practice development. Whilst her clinical expertise lies in the field of cardio-thoracic nursing, Theresa has worked with and supported nurses and nurse-led teams across healthcare practice. She has held several External Examiner positions for academic institutions and chaired the NICE Guideline Development Group for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Theresa is currently a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Nurse Education in Practice and a member of the editorial team for the International Practice Development Journal. She is regularly invited to speak locally and nationally on enabling practice based development and research in nursing, transformation and leadership. Theresa is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, England, UK and is also very pleased to have an honorary practice development role at Queens Hospital, Romford where she is piloting FoNS’ Creating Caring Cultures initiative with frontline staff on the Medical Assessment Unit. Most recently, Theresa was proud to be named on the inaugural Nursing Times Leaders List, celebrating the most inspirational role models in nursing.

Theresa recently stood down as chief executive of FoNS but is pleased to continue working with FoNS as an associate facilitator. She is passionate about nursing and enabling nurses to flourish as caring, knowledgeable and skilled practitioners. She is proud of her work as FoNS chief executive and the contribution that FoNS has made to developing nursing practice and improving the patient experience of care. Her doctoral research offers an important view into the impact of practice development and service improvement activity and ways in which such work can contribute to the creation of more person centred practice and culture.