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Our expertise

We have a unique range of expertise, focusing on a range of long-term conditions including strokes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, learning disabilities, mental health and muscular skeletal conditions.

The vast majority of our research staff are clinicians, practitioners, managers and clinical teachers who have developed into researchers to search for the best possible care for their patients, enabling us to develop improvements that work in practice.

Our health and social care researchers benefit from the wider expertise across the University – Sheffield Hallam is one of the largest providers of health and social care professional training in the UK. This means we can access high levels of expertise in areas including

  • nursing and midwifery
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • radiography
  • radiotherapy
  • social work
  • operating departments

Beyond healthcare, we work with colleagues in areas including

  • sport and exercise
  • psychologists
  • biosciences
  • design
  • modelling
  • engineering
  • computer science
  • business management
  • environmental sciences
  • town planning

We also have an in-house team of experienced information scientists who support our research staff by conducting literature searches and reference management for bids and funded projects, and providing information skills training.

Statistical support and training for researchers is provided by an experienced lecturer who specialises in teaching medical and health care statistics.

This access to vibrant, creative and innovative people across the University, and external organisations, gives us a uniquely broad perspective on health care.

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