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…

Dr Laura Kilby sheds light on imposter syndrome

Dr Laura Kilby (reader in social psychology) was recently interviewed on Salford City Radio, discussing the psychology of imposter syndrome. Laura has now kindly offered to answer a few questions on the subject: What is imposter syndrome? There are three main components to imposter syndrome (IS). Firstly, it involves a deeply held belief that other people…

Tennis

Reviewing elite tennis performance – a CSER project

The physical demands of elite tennis performance continue to evolve, reflecting equipment and player conditioning advances. And whilst tennis performance data exist in the public domain, data sources are sporadic, incomplete and often address focused but disparate research aims. Dr Marcus Dunn (research fellow) has been working with colleagues in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER)…

Improving Paralympian performance – a CSER project

Since 2018, the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) has been working in partnership with the Sports Intelligence (SI) team at the English Institute of Sport (EIS). CSER’s knowledge of data analysis techniques is helping the Sports Intelligence team extract useful key performance indicators and present them to the athletes/coaches in the most effective format. A recent project undertaken…

Centre for Sports Engineering Research 2019 Review

Click here to read the Centre for Sports Engineering Research 2019 Review The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) is led by Dr Simon Goodwill. It is the world’s largest academic group in sports engineering and an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer. The centre’s work is based on three areas of research expertise:…

From stress to sporting success – a Q&A with Dr James Rumbold

Dr James Rumbold (senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology) recently published his research paper An experience sampling study of organizational stress processes and future playing time in professional sport in the Journal of Sports Sciences. We’ve been speaking with James to find out how his research came about, its potential groundbreaking significance, and what…

Internet memes could help people with depression, new study finds

Hallam press release People suffering from depression relate to internet memes which portray dark and depressing content in a more positive way than those not suffering from symptoms of depression, according to a new study by Sheffield Hallam University.  This study, by academics in the University’s Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, examined the different interpretations…

Science Week

Science Week at Sheffield Hallam is back!

From the 9th to 21st of March 2020, we’ll once again be offering a programme of inspiring and free events to schools, colleges and the public as part of British Science Week. Science Week at Sheffield Hallam aims to celebrate science and engineering and more, through a diverse programme that will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young…