Shaw, Regan


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Personal profile


Regan Shaw is a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work. Regan’s passions lie with the community and the power of change and personal growth. Regan’s research interests have grown from a belief that critical reflection is a central force in professional practice and that learning must be a positive, transformative process. Regan teaches across Childhood Practice, Professional Development and Community Education.




 Professional programme: Childhood Practice, Professional Development and Community Education.



  • Programme Director
  • ESWCE School Disability Support Officer
  • CLD Admissions Tutor
  • Year coordinator
  • Module Leader


Research Groups and Collaborations

Regan took part in the ESRC funded series of seminars, ‘Critical Reflection in the Professions’ which will develop international research networks.

Regan is a member of the National Training and Development Network for Community Learning and Development run by Education Scotland which is about developing CPD opportunities for the field.

Regan has recently become a member of proPEL: Professional Practice, Education and Learning. This is an international, collaborative and inter-disciplinary network for research and knowledge exchange in issues of professional education, practice and learning.


Research Funding

 · Scottish Funding Council

· Insights Institute

Research interests

My area of expertise has developed from my experience of providing supportive and effective communications with Communities. I am interested in research that links both my areas of specialism: Psychology and Communitites of Practice and am particularly interested in: Transformative Learning; Critically Reflective Practice; Professional Development; Dialogue; Critical Pedagogy; Reflexive Practice and  Lifelong Learning.


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