Senior & Principal Fellow Network

Who are we?

The SFHEA/PFHEA Network aims to create visibility and accessibility to untapped academic resource and aims to inform the academic debate within SHU through engaging with a range of internal/external networks as well as relevant agencies such as Advance HE.

The network provides support and mentorship to colleagues aspiring to achieving SFHEA/PFHEA status and/or recognition through the LTA strand of Sheffield Hallam’s Academic Career Framework.

All Sheffield Hallam SFHEAs/PFHEAs as well as all those who aspire to become a SFHEA/PFHEA are welcome to join.

We run regular ‘Aspiring PFHEA’ events.  View the 2021 events series  or the resources from these and previous events.

Our objectives

  • To inform the academic debate within SHU through engaging with a range of networks, both internal and external to SHU, as well as relevant agencies such as Advance HE.
  • To provide support and mentorship to colleagues aspiring to achieving SFHEA/PFHEA status.
  • To offer / help source expertise on a range of academic aspects where appropriate.

Group lead

Christine O’Leary, PFHEA and currently Subject Group Leader – Languages and Cultures, BTE  Email: c.t.oleary@shu.ac.uk

Applying for SFHEA or PFHEA? 

See our Getting Started and Categories of Fellowship pages for more information.  You can apply for SFHEA through our Advance HE accredited scheme (experiential route), whereas for PFHEA you apply direct to Advance HE with support from the TALENT team (further details are on our dedicated Principal Fellowship page).