Research projects

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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.


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


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


08 March 2019

How thermal imaging could help improve post-caesarean care

A new technique could give clinicians a fast, reliable way of spotting wound infections — and could even help rationalise the use of antibiotics


08 March 2019

Finding new insights into progressive MS

Sheffield Hallam-led research could help identify much-needed new treatments for progressive stages of multiple sclerosis


13 February 2019

Working with parkrun on pioneering research

The Advanced Wellbeing Centre (AWRC) is working with parkrun, the revolutionary global physical activity movement, to conduct pioneering research into how it improves health and wellbeing.


13 February 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.


28 September 2018

The science of making healthier cheese

Our researchers have been working with major food suppliers to create healthy, tasty alternatives for cheese lovers


27 April 2018

How can virtual reality make you feel less pain?

Our researchers have created a VR game which is helping burns victims cope with painful medical procedures


05 April 2018

How can we get more people with disabilities involved in Parkrun?

Our researchers have been working with global phenomenon Parkrun to increase participation amongst people with disabilities and long-term health conditions


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