Take on the Everest Challenge

To help motivate himself and others to get out and exercise every day, our colleague Dr Tony Smith (senior lecturer in leadership and organisational development) has devised a unique challenge: climb the height of Everest . . . but in the surrounds of your local area! Alongside his climbing partner, Dr Patrick Marshall, Tony is…

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…

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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…

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…

Recognition for HWB graduates at annual awards

Two graduates from our BA Social Work course have been recognised for their achievements at the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership Awards Ceremony, which took place in September. The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership consists of Sheffield universities, all local authorities in South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Service. Helen Price was awarded Student of the…

Department of Biosciences and Chemistry renews its Athena SWAN Silver award

We’re delighted to announce that the Department of Biosciences and Chemistry has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Silver award for a second time, meaning that the department has now held the award continuously since 2012. The award recognises the department’s work in promoting equality of opportunity for female staff and students. Furthermore, the Department of Biosciences and Chemistry now…