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Undertaking research which transforms lives

Imagine being a doctor who has to diagnose young children with fractures and assess whether the parents are telling the truth about what happened.

Or consider the facts: breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, and rates are increasing. There's a good chance you know someone who has been affected by it. Maybe you have been affected yourself.

Sheffield Hallam is growing an active community of researchers focused on addressing the cultural, economic and social challenges facing society, to change people's lives for the better.

  • Our experts are tackling a problem faced by many women after they have had a breast tumour removed. As 1 in 6 reconstruction patients require additional surgery, researchers have developed breast imaging technology which improves the lives of women after surgery
  • A team of scientists at Sheffield Hallam are developing new techniques to reliably diagnose osteoporosis in very young children. The device has the potential to help rescue children from abusive homes – and transform the diagnosis of bone disease
  • A photography project documenting the trauma of conflict has improved the lives of soldiers returning from war in Afghanistan, by changing the approach to treatment of post-traumatic stress
  • A Sheffield Hallam chemist has developed new methodology which identifies substances in finger-marks left at crime scenes. The technology could lead to the biggest change in forensic fingerprinting in its 100 year history

You can help Hallam's researchers tackle some of the biggest challenges that we face across society and fuel change.

A donation to the Hallam Fund will allow our researchers to make positive life-changing differences through their work.

  • Who will your donation support?

    Awards from the Hallam Fund support early stage research, either as project grants or scholarships for the next generation of postgraduate researchers.

  • What impact will your donation have?

    Our research plays a critical role in fuelling change in society. Early funding creates opportunities to explore new ideas that can lead to solutions and breakthroughs for issues that affect us all – from treatments for life-changing diseases, to recommendations about policy decisions by the Government.

    Your donation will allow our researchers to gather initial data and demonstrate the potential impact of their work. This early work could lead to further major research grants that allow our teams to take their work to a level that has a real impact on the world we live in.

  • Why Sheffield Hallam?

    Sheffield Hallam's ambition is to be the UK's leading applied University by 2030: a university which finds practical solutions to complex real-world challenges.

    We will build on our specialisms and increase our capacity to develop new ideas that impact everyday lives and directly influence the policymakers and communities around us, particularly in the Sheffield City Region.

  • How you can help

    You can transform lives by donating to the Hallam Fund here.

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