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Caroline Shaw

Senior Lecturer - Physiotherapy
Clinical Lead - Physiotherapy



Caroline graduated from Brunel University in 2002 with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. In 2004, she specialised in paediatric physiotherapy and gained experience in all areas of paediatrics and neonatal physiotherapy.

From 2007, Caroline worked as a highly specialised physiotherapist in Paediatric Neuromuscular Disorders at Hammersmith Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here she gained her first experience in delivering poster presentations at World Muscle Society. She then moved to St Mary's Hospital where she further specialised in paediatric critical care and acute paediatrics in 2008. Caroline's interest in paediatric ventilation developed from here, completing an MSc module at Imperial in 2011.

Since then, she has worked in tertiary centres across London in paediatric critical care and long term ventilation (LTV). Caroline has been lead physiotherapist in paediatric long term ventilation (LTV), paediatric critical care and tracheostomy management at St George's Hospital since 2016.

Having completed management training locally, she now works in a clinical management and leadership role as Clinical Team Lead in Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy. managing the team and service while continuing to hold a clinical caseload. Caroline has had the opportunity to teach on nursing and Physiotherapy undergraduate courses and present both locally and nationally through the Paediatric AHP LTV and CSP networks.

Caroline's passion for teaching and developing others has led her to her current split role between St Mary's University and St George's Hospital where she works as clinical team lead in acute paediatric physiotherapy. Caroline's clinical specialism is in paediatric respiratory, paediatric critical care, non invasive and long term ventilation and tracheostomy management in paediatrics and neonates.

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