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.


An image of a brain scan

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

Sheffield Hallam is conducting cutting-edge research into a currently incurable illness.

Enabling healthier lives

People running in a park

Working with parkrun on pioneering research

We're finding out how parkrun improves health and wellbeing
A robot with children

How robots are reducing stress for children with ASD

We’ve found a new way to support children in appointments

Building stronger communities

Driving future economies

Ordering shopping online

The real cost of returns

We're making shopping more sustainable
Glass samples made with biomass power plant ash

A new way to tackle the climate crisis

We've found a cleaner way to make glass

Research at Sheffield Hallam