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Research with an impact

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Sheffield Hallam University have launched a new research website which demonstrates the impact our research activity is having on developing innovative, practical solutions for real world problems.

The website showcases how our community of researchers are playing a crucial role in addressing the challenges in society today through three research platforms; enabling healthier lives, building stronger communities and driving future economies.

At Sheffield Hallam University, our research strategy is underpinned by the belief that the pursuit of knowledge has the power to transform lives. The Hallam Fund has supported several research projects to date, funding research which transforms lives regionally, nationally and internationally.

Donations to the Hallam Fund have previously helped researchers find medical breakthroughs that can save the lives of premature babies. This project was carried out by Professor Andy Alderson and Dr Trishan Hewag, who utilised the funding to look at the development of a new metamaterial to help improve the way premature babies and infants are transported to hospitals for medical treatment.

This year, we awarded funding to a project led by Dr Sarah Forbes which is helping tackle the issue of antibiotic resistance by researching the use of a pioneering anti-infective microbial gel coating applied to implanted catheters. This approach will combat infection directly, reducing the need for the use of antibiotic treatment and improving health outcomes and quality of life for patients across the NHS and globally.

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest providers of training for probation officers in the North of England. Donations to the Hallam Fund are currently supporting a project led by Dr Jake Phillips that is looking at how the probation service can better serve communities and reduce reoffending.

If you would like to find out more about how donations to the Hallam Fund support transformational, applied research projects please visit our website.

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