Associate Professor Tim Shaw

Associate Professor
Workforce Education & Development Group (WEDG), Sydney Medical School
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

K01 - Mackie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 5181
F: +61 2 9351 6646
Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Tim Shaw is Director of the Workforce Education and Development Group in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney. He has managed a number of substantial Health workforce educational research and development projects in Australia including: the development of the Australian National Patient Safety Education Framework; Basic Surgical training online for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; the development of the Cancer Learning Knowledge portal for the Commonwealth Government; the development of the ISQUA Knowledge Portal for the International Society for Quality in Healthcare; and the use of new technologies to improve event reporting amongst junior doctors at Brigham and Mass General Hospitals in Boston. He was a contributor to the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Framework for Medical Schools and the Patient Safety Education Project (PSEP) in the United States. [More...]

Research interests

Use of education in the translation of evidence-based knowledge into practice change and improved patient outcomes.

Impact of governance and environment on professional health education

Teaching areas

Tim teaches in Medical Education and Quality Improvement.

He also is responsible for directing education research across Catalyst and Sydney West translational Cancer Research Centres


Medical education

International links

United States. (Mass General and Brigham and Women''s Hospital, Partners Health care Network, Boston, USA) Collaborative Research Project delivering online education in Safety and Quality to Junior Doctors.
United States. (Professor Sanjiv Chopra Department of Continuing Medical Education Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) Collaborative research around behaviour change associated with continuing professional development programs.


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Shaw, T., Barnet, S., Mcgregor, D., Avery, J. (2015), Using the Knowledge, Process, Practice (KPP) model for driving the design and development of online postgraduate medical education. Medical Teacher. 37(1), 53-58. [Abstract]


  • Phillips, J., Heneka, N., Hickman, L., Lam, L., Shaw, T. (2014), Impact of a novel online learning module on specialist palliative care nurses' pain assessment competencies and patients' reports of pain: Results from a quasi-experimental pilot study. Palliative Medicine. 28(6), 521-529. [Abstract]
  • Jiwa, M., Halkett, G., Meng, X., Pillai, V., Berg, M., Shaw, T. (2014), Supporting patients treated for prostate cancer: a video vignette study with an email-based educational program in general practice. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(2), e63. [Abstract]
  • Janssen, A., Robinson, T., Shaw, T. (2014), The Evolution of a Professional Practice Forum: Balancing Peer-to-Peer Learning With Course Objectives. JMIR Research Protocols. 3(4), e58. [Abstract]


  • Tomlinson, J., Shaw, T., Munro, A., Johnson, R., Madden, D., Phillips, R., McGregor, D. (2013), How does tele-learning compare with other forms of education delivery? A systematic review of tele-learning educational outcomes for health professionals. New South Wales Public Health Bulletin. 24(2), 70-75. [Abstract]
  • Barnet, M., Shaw, T. (2013), What do consumers see as important in the continuity of their care?. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(9), 2637-2642. [Abstract]
  • Gyorki, D., Shaw, T., Nicholson, J., Baker, C., Pitcher, M., Skandarajah, A., Segelov, E., Mann, G. (2013), Improving the impact of didactic resident training with online spaced education. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 83(6), 477-480. [Abstract]


  • Pernar, L., Shaw, T., Pozner, C., Vogelgesang, K., Lacroix, S., Gandhi, T., Peyre, S. (2012), Using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination to test adherence to Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal--associated behaviors. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 38(9), 414-418. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, T., Pernar, L., Peyre, S., Helfrick, J., Vogelgesang, K., Graydon-Baker, E., Chretien, Y., Brown, E., Nicholson, J., Heit, J., Co, J., Gandhi, T. (2012), Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial. BMJ Quality & Safety. 21(10), 819-825. [Abstract]
  • Jiwa, M., Meng, X., Sriram, D., Hughes, J., Colagiuri, S., Twigg, S., Skinner, T., Shaw, T. (2012), The management of Type 2 diabetes: A survey of Australian general practitioners. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 95(3), 326-332. [Abstract]


  • Pernar, L., Shaw, T., Pozner, C., Vogelgesang, K., Peyre, S. (2011), A Checklist for a Central Venous Line-Based Simulation Scenario to Measure Behavioral Compliance With Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Simulation in Healthcare. 6(2), 117-120. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, T., Long, A., Chopra, S., Kerfoot, B. (2011), Impact on clinical behavior of face-to-face continuing medical education blended with online spaced education: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of continuing education in the health professions. 31(2), 103-8. [Abstract]
  • Jiwa, M., Chan, W., Ross, J., Shaw, T., Magin, P. (2011), Communities of practice - quality improvement or research in general practice. Australian Family Physician. 40(1-2), 72-75. [Abstract]


  • Iedema, R., Brownhill, S., Haines, M., Lancashire, B., Shaw, T., Street, J. (2010), 'Hands on, Hands off': a model of clinical supervision that recognises trainees' need for support and independence. Australian Health Review. 34(3), 286-291. [Abstract]
  • Long, A., Kerfoot, B., Chopra, S., Shaw, T. (2010), Online spaced education to supplement live courses. Medical Education. 44(5), 519-520. [Abstract]


  • Jiwa, M., Deas, K., Ross, J., Shaw, T., Wilcox, H., Spilsbury, K. (2009), An inclusive approach to raising standards in general practice: working with a 'community of practice' in Western Australia. BMC medical research methodology. 9, 13. [Abstract]