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27 May 2020

How our researchers uncovered the true cost of welfare reform

Sheffield Hallam researchers have charted how a decade of sweeping welfare reforms hit the poorest areas hardest.


18 May 2020

Depression memes may be a coping mechanism for people with mental illness

Up to 27% of people in the UK experience depression. Our research shows that online memes can help them cope with their symptoms.


22 April 2020

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

The Covid-19 virus appears to affect men worse than women. But are hormones really the answer?


03 April 2020

Saving our digital heritage from being deleted

When Flash Player is deleted at the end of 2020, many important works of digital fiction will be erased. We've found an innovative, immersive way to preserve them.


12 March 2020

Robotics for children with special needs

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are being supported during clinical appointments by robots, developed in a partnership between the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Charity.


02 December 2019

The real cost of returns

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest online shopping days of the year. But when you change your mind and return a product, the real cost is much more than the postage.


10 October 2019 | 15 minutes

Making Visible the Invisible: Germany's Black diaspora, 1880s -1945

Today, nearly a million Black people live in Germany. But the longer history of a Black community stretches back to the 1880s – and, until now, this story has remained largely untold.


07 October 2019

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

Vanishing White Matter (VWM) is a rare neurodegenerative disease that largely affects children. Sheffield Hallam researchers are helping to tackle this currently incurable illness.


26 July 2019 | Reading time: 6 minutes

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children suffer in slavery – and women play a key role 

The 'restavèk' system is unique to Haiti – but as Fiona de Hoog Cius explains, it carries important learnings for the global fight against modern slavery


24 June 2019

How ash could hold the key to tackling the climate crisis

Current glass-making techniques emit a huge amount of CO2. Professor Paul Bingham's research team has found a cleaner way.


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