Sport2PREVENT project promotes benefits of physical activity

Researchers from our Physical Activity, Wellness and Public Health Research Group are currently involved with the Sport2PREVENT project, which is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. Dr Anna Myers (research fellow in physical activity and health) is leading Hallam’s involvement. We have been speaking with Anna to find out more about Sport2PREVENT . . . What is the…

Weightlifting

Building strength: is velocity-based training the future?

Our very own Steve Thompson (senior lecturer and strength and conditioning coach) recently shared his expertise on velocity-based training for strength athletes with Output Sports. We caught up with Steve to learn a little bit more about velocity-based training for strength athletes, and to also understand why it is becoming increasingly popular amongst regular gym-goers. What…

NHS selects Hallam-designed resource to help support people with dementia

Earlier this year, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website, which has so far received over 8000 visitors and 50,000 page views, hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life.  We’re delighted to announce…

Football

Academics celebrate Highly Commended Paper award success

Huge congratulations to Dr Girish Ramchandani, Dr Daniel Plumley, and Dr Rob Wilson on having their article ‘The unintended consequence of Financial Fair Play: An examination of competitive balance across five European football leagues’ selected as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards. Girish has kindly been speaking to us about the award recognition. How did you feel on finding out…

Professor Heidi Probst formally appointed director of Health Research Institute

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Heidi Probst has been formally appointed director of our Health Research Institute (HRI). The HRI brings together academics and professionals who deliver research, innovation and knowledge exchange in health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Heidi has kindly been speaking to us about her appointment . . . “I am delighted to be formally…

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Groundbreaking study explores the benefits of water-based exercise

Researchers at Hallam have undertaken a groundbreaking study to explore the cardio-protective benefits of water-based exercise. With the results of the study now published in Frontiers of Physiology, we caught up with Dr Markos Klonizakis (reader – clinical physiology) to learn a little bit more about the innovative research project . . . What motivated you to undertake the research project? I am…

Digital dysphagia guide supports staff in care homes

A digital dysphagia guide developed by colleagues at Hallam has been providing support to staff in care homes. The project was funded by Abbeyfield Foundation and Innovate UK, with collaboration between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Hallam University, and NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. We have been speaking with Dr Julie Skilbeck (Senior…

Summer success for online resource supporting people with dementia

In March 2020, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. The website was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented people with…

Hallam research gives hope to developing new cancer-fighting drugs

Lucy Flint, a final-year PhD student at the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) at Hallam, has been working with AstraZeneca to successfully characterise a 3D cell culture model. It is hoped the research findings can assist in the development of new anticancer drugs. Analytical Chemistry, a scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society, will also be featuring…

Over 150 attendees participate in online CPD event

  Claire Staniland (senior lecturer in physiotherapy) recently ran an evening CPD event, which involved over 150 attendees participating online via Zoom. The key topic for the evening was Covid-19. Claire has kindly been talking to us about the event. What motivated you to run the event? The event was organised as additional learning during the…