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    Shereen H. Shaw is an academic senior lecturer and researcher at Edge Hill University’s Further Education and Training programme. She also lectures in Existential Philosophy at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Continuing Education and Lifelong learning. She first read for a double honors Bachelor’s in Arts in English and Comparative Literature & in Philosophy at The American University in Cairo (AUC) where she graduated in 2006 with a Magna cum laude. There, Shereen was taught and attended seminars by some of the World’s most famous scholars like Edward Said, Ferial Ghazoul, Noam Chomsky and many others. Upon completing her studies, she has lectured across several educational institutions from primary and secondary to teaching in Further and Higher education in the UK and in the Middle East. Shereen read for a Master’s of Philosophy and Literature at the University of East Anglia (UEA) where she was supervised by Dr Rupert Reed and, poet, Dr Denise Riley. She subsequently went on to teach in Further Education at Bangor, North Wales and, during her post, she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and training (PGCE) at the University of South Wales, Newport.
    Shereen’s interdisciplinary research interest is in Philosophy, Literature, Film and theatre, Gender and Middle Eastern studies and translation. In 2015, Shereen graduated with a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Liverpool. The comparative thesis sheds light on an era in Arab history recognisable as ‘Arab Existentialism’. Growing up bilingual, Shereen uses her language skills to translate and add originality to her comparative studies. She translated as part of her doctorate thesis philosophical narratives from the 1950s which played a role in the history of Arabic literature. She presented her work at national and international conferences. Since her appointment at Edge Hill, Shereen has lectured on several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Most notable among her academic posts is her nomination for a Staff Students’ Award in 2017 and in 2018 her appointment as acting Programme leader for Further Education and Training division. Shereen manages a team of dedicated lecturers and senior lecturers to deliver quality content to future trainee teachers on the PGCE in Further education programme. She works with others to maintain the excellence of the provision and to enhance teacher trainees' learning, teaching and professional experience at the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


    • B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    • Gender
    • Critical theory
    • Existentialism
    • Education
    • Pedagogy
    • Discourse analysis
    • Middle East
    • modality
    • sport, sociology, child protection, safeguarding, gender-based violence, athlete welfare, abuse
    • L Education
    • Comparative Education
    • Learning, Teaching & Assessment
    • Assessment
    • discourse
    • equality and diversity
    • exploratory
    • interventions
    • Knowledge exchange
    • Leaner Identity
    • Middle East
    • Social practice theories
    • Specialist Practice
    • P Language and Literature
    • Orientalism
    • Non-Profit Organisations
    • Foreign/second language education
    • short stories

    Research Centres

    • International Centre on Racism


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