Support for research students

Support for research students

Research Institute (PGR) team

The Institute team are responsible for supporting graduate research across the Institute. This includes support for

  • the Institute PGR and research students
  • the head of research degrees  and postgraduate research tutors
  • Research Institute PGR Group

Members of the research support team are

  • Christy Bannister (Research and innovation officer) works Wednesday (pm), Thursday and Friday
  • Bev Chapman (Research and innovation officer) works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (am)
  • Claire Jenkins (Research and innovation officer) works full time
  • Jess Green (Research and innovation senior administrator) works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (am)
  • Amy Saunders (Research and innovation senior administrator) works Wednesday (pm), Thursday and Friday
  • Caty Murray (Research and innovation administrator)works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday



Research tutor contact details

Natural and built environment Cristina Cerulli
Housing, regeneration and labour markets Sadie Parr
Education Caron Carter (PhD)
Karen Daniels
Sociology and psychology Lynne Barker
Kate Whitfield
Sheffield Business School Fariba Darabi
Law and criminology James Marson

Events and seminar programmes

A regular programme of events and seminars provides opportunities for researchers to present and discuss their work. They are regarded as an essential part of the research student experience.

Funding information

Funding of a research degree programme is always a challenge. Regrettably, funding of research degrees is in short supply and therefore very competitive. Most students who are working on their research part-time while in paid employment are able to support themselves. As far as full-time degrees are concerned there are several other possible sources of funding

  • the University or Institute itself is sometimes able to offer bursaries in specific subject areas
  • Doctoral Student Loans are available
  • it may be possible to take out a bank or building society loan to cover some of the expense of a research degree
  • if you have a Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate or MA degree you may be entitled to a 10 percent discount in PhD fees

Life of a research degree student

Please see our life of a research student page to find out more about admission, enrolment, confirmation of registration, examination, submission of thesis, conferment, and other stages.


A Faculty research student newsletter is produced on a regular basis and emailed to all current research students.

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