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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.


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.


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


13 June 2019

How adaptive gameplay can help children master arithmetic

Making games that teach effectively and play well is notoriously difficult – but our cross-discipline team is proving it can be done


16 May 2019

Why 'energy invisibility' matters – and how we could cure it

Dr Aimee Ambrose introduces her research into home heating habits, and explains how a new public engagement model could help bring climate and energy issues to life


07 May 2019

Reducing health inequalities for mothers and babies

Culture and communication barriers can prevent migrant women from accessing maternity care. Our work on the ORAMMA project is helping to develop a solution


25 April 2019

How we’re making algorithm policing safer and fairer

Our research has been adopted as a national standard for implementing these powerful but controversial techniques


11 March 2019

Science Week: Discover seven of our standout projects

Learn more about some of our most innovative, high-impact work, from 3D-printed breathing masks to advanced fingerprint analysis


20 February 2019

Helping unemployed youth through co-design and local partnerships

Hallam-led research suggests Big Lottery Fund's Talent Match programme has found an effective way to reach youth outside of work, education, training or benefits.


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