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…

Working out in the age of coronavirus

Dr Markos Klonizakis (reader in clinical physiology) recently featured in ZME Science, discussing how individuals can work out in the age of coronavirus. Read an extract from Working out in the age of coronavirus: “Even before the COVID-19 appearance, moving out and about – walking instead of taking the car, avoid prolong seating by taking…

MindfullyStrong

MindfullySTRONG: improving lives the mindful way

MindfullySTRONG, an integrated mindfulness and strength training programme designed for people who wish to become physically and mentally fitter, is the latest programme to be delivered from our new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). Delivered and developed by Dave Hembrough, a strength and conditioning coach in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity, the programme…

Suicide Prevention sessions

The Student Wellbeing team are offering Suicide Prevention training to all staff. The 3-hour session aims to start conversations about suicide and will focus on how to support others in distress. Sessions are available on Monday 18 November and Tuesday 10 December, bookable through CORE.

Get involved: aquatics sessions for staff

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Active Lifestyles module swimming session at Ponds Forge today has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our thanks to everyone who attended over the last few weeks. We’ll be running the sessions again in 2020. Stay tuned! Would you like to learn how to swim? Or perhaps you’d…

Funding boost for international research into links between Mediterranean diet, exercise and dementia

An international clinical trial involving academics from Sheffield Hallam University exploring the effects of following a Mediterranean diet and regular exercise on those living with dementia has been awarded almost £1 million funding. Sheffield Hallam is one of a group of seven universities from England and Australia who are collaborating on this project to determine…

Manual handling training – book your place now

Musculoskeletal problems, including back pain/injury, are the second top reason for sickness absence in the University. Manual handling activities at work such as moving items by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling can cause injury to people’s backs, necks and joints. There is evidence that, as well as manual handling, heavy manual labour, awkward postures and…