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Mrs Chun Hua Shao (Joy)

Programme Leader: MSc Nursing/Nursing Leadership and BSc (Hons) Nursing Science Senior Lecturer : Pre-registration Nursing (Adult) and Operating Department Practitioners programmes

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

 Joy Shao 255After providing a variety of critical care services (including coronary care, peri-operative care, comprehensive intensive care, and cardiothoracic intensive care for both adult and children) in China and the UK for a number of years, Joy became a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria in 2007. In this role, she teaches, assesses and facilitates students’ learning, helping pre-registration nursing and operating department practitioner (ODP) students work towards their professional registration. In addition, she teaches on the franchised overseas nursing programme, providing teaching and support for staff and students, as well as programme development.

Joy is also a Programme Leader for campus-based international nursing programmes, including MSc Nursing, MSc Nursing Leadership and BSc (Hons) Nursing Science; and Dissertation module lead for these programmes. 




Campus Address

D104, Coach Lane Campus (West)
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 215 6784


  • Academic Studies in Education PGCE November 23 2011
  • Nursing Science BSc (Hons) June 25 2008
  • Education PGDipEd June 24 2005
  • Research Methods MSc July 31 2002
  • Nursing Science Advanced Diploma July 01 2000
  • Management Studies Certificate May 27 1999
  • English Advanced Diploma June 30 1998
  • Nursing Science Diploma July 31 1994
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Intercultural communication and education; internationalisation and globalisation; culturally competent care and compassion; culture, compassion and diversity in health; inequalities in health; students’ clinical experience; teaching and learning in pre and post nursing education; critical care practice development & education; research methods and process (both qualitative and quantitative) .

Professional Activity

BACCN (British Association of Critical Care Nurses)  Northern Regional Committee

Sponsors and Collaborators

Practice Link Tutor for Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust

Support and teach overseas nursing programme at University of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Current/Recent Projects

Currently: study on Doctor in Education (EdD) programme

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Student satisfaction through innovation in assessment: the use of OSCEs to ODP students, Shao, C. Sep 2011, Northumbria Conference 2011: Preparing for 2012: Students as Customers
  • OSCEs for ODPs: Students' experience pre and post examination, Shao, C. 2010, 5th Academic Practice conference 2010
  • Developing communities of support, Thompson, J., Reimann, N., White, A., Shanahan, D., Shao, C. Apr 2009, International Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising Conference (HEA/NACADA)
  • Exploring support and guidance of student development - a joint enterprise, Reimann, N., Thompson, J., Shao, C. 2009, Northumbria Conference 2009: The student voice

PGR Supervision

Appraising the effectiveness of music intervention on the reduction of acute postoperative pain in Children (2016-2017).

Evaluate the pain assessment tools to assess pain in dementia patients in the acute and long-term care settings (2015-2016).

Effects of exercise prevention for falls on community dwelling older people (2014-2015).

Investigating the impact of using person-centred care for older pe0ple with dementia (2013-2014). 

Further Information

Joy speak English and Chinese, the latter is her mother language.


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