Sheffield Hallam University's research focuses on three key themes: enabling healthier lives, building stronger communities and driving future economies. Browse the latest stories related to each theme, or read more about our research strategy.


A mother and baby in Indonesia

Could buffalo milk lead to safer pregnancy in Indonesia?

In West Sumatra, pregnant women and their babies face huge health risks. We’re finding a new way to help them stay safe.

Enabling healthier lives

A man at a computer

Depressive memes could help people manage mental illness

Dr Umair Akram explores how memes could help depression
A brain scan

We’re helping tackle a rare brain disease that affects children

Sheffield Hallam is conducting research into a currently incurable illness
Man coughing

Coronavirus: does testosterone really make infectious diseases worse in men?

Dr Dan Kelly explores the link between hormones and Covid-19.

Building stronger communities

A crop advisory in West Bengal

Supporting farmers at the front line of climate change

Our research is promoting sustainable agriculture in India
A block of council flats

Uncovering the regional cost of welfare reform

How a decade of welfare reform affected the UK

Driving future economies

Research at Sheffield Hallam