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24 June 2021

Turning the tide on water poverty

Our research is helping the water industry rebuild trust and reduce bills for struggling households.

11 May 2021

What WW1 civilian internment can teach us about today

At least 800,000 civilians were imprisoned during WW1, but little is known about their experiences. Professor Matthew Stibbe is unlocking their untold story.

20 April 2021

What can your fingerprints reveal about your lifestyle?

Thanks to a new technique developed by our researchers, police can now discover more about the state of mind of a suspect

26 March 2021

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.

24 March 2021

Helping global sports events think local

Our researchers have devised a way to measure the economic and social impacts of sports events — and their method is being used from Wimbledon to the London Marathon.

03 March 2021

A new future for the birthplace of feminism

Professor Clare Midgley has helped preserve a landmark of feminism for generations to come.

11 February 2021

Why public toilets just aren’t good enough

Our research found that underfunding and a one-size-fits-all approach to public toilets is producing facilities that are a constant source of anxiety for some users

03 February 2021

Uncovering the regional cost of welfare reform

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

11 January 2021

Reviving a forgotten playwright for a new era

John Ford shaped the history of theatre, but most of his work is forgotten. Professor Lisa Hopkins has staged a revival of this neglected but fascinating 17th century playwright.

10 December 2020

Harnessing the power of song to spread life-saving health messages

Mothers have sung lullabies to their babies for thousands of years. We’ve found a new way to use this age-old tradition.

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