Chris Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Public Relations

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR341

+44 (0) 1772 89 4745

Subject Areas: PR, Sport

Chris Shaw is a senior lecturer in the Division of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations, part of Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan. He is module leader across full time and part time undergraduate programmes. A full-time lecturer since 2007, Chris was a journalist for 10 years and then spent eight years in PR roles with the Lawn Tennis Association, Manchester Airport and the Riverside Group, a housing association.

Full Profile

Chris has a special interest in employability. He leads a series of modules which are intended to prepare students for the workplace after their graduation. As well as supervising students on their industrial placements, he is responsible for teaching live student projects in which final year student work for clients in PR and marketing areas.

In addition, Chris has worked on a number of projects with external businesses to enhance their PR efforts and he has taught communication and marketing in Eastern Europe, China and Hong Kong.


  • PG Diploma in Newspaper Journalism, UCLan 1988
  • BA (Hons) Sheffield University, 1987

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Member of the Public Relations Consultants Association


  • Cumbria and Lancashire Growth Hubs

Social Media


Studying the role of activists in shaping PR policy and activity in the UK.

Producing online resources for research informed teaching in PR

Teaching Activities

Module leader for UK Progress (UCLan’s PR consultancy)

Placements tutor role

Undergraduate dissertation support

External Roles

Chris manages the Employer Advisory Panel – a twice yearly meeting of academics and PR managers to discuss employability issues in education.