Research projects

Showing 24 articles, in Enabling healthier lives

25 August 2021

How community support can help patients and save the NHS

Our researchers have shown how local voluntary groups improve the wellbeing of patients with long-term health conditions — and make us all happier and healthier.

27 July 2021

Blowing the whistle on traditional sports coaching

Over-specialised training methods are driving young people away from sports. Our researcher has created a new gameplan.

05 February 2021

Tackling dental anxiety at its roots

Avoiding the dentist can lead to lifelong health problems. We’re helping children face their fears.

03 February 2021

Helping breast cancer patients make life-changing decisions

Mortality rates are higher for breast cancer patients over 70. We developed a unique tool to help them get the best possible treatment.

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.

17 July 2020 | 2 minutes

Could buffalo milk lead to safer pregnancy in Indonesia?

In West Sumatra, pregnant women and their babies face huge health risks. We're finding a new way to help them stay safe.

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?

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 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.

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