Research Support

Project Support

We also have a team of experts who can work with you throughout the life-cycle of your research projects. We may be able to:

  • Help you plan for the IT requirements of your research
  • Help with your response to bid applications
  • Help with costing IT requirements in research bids
  • Help you design, develop and host software applications
  • Collaborate with you as a member of your research group

Tell us about your research project by completing our Research-IT Support Project Information Form. As well as establishing contact, this form enables us to understand your needs and identify the best channels for support.

To book a support session with any of our team, please use Appointlet where available, or email

  • Mike Griffiths: High Performance Computing, Computational Science, Data Analysis. Programming languages: C/C++, Matlab, FORTRAN, Python, Linux, Cuda.
  • Jean Russell: Discursive Ethnography, Statistics, Nvivo, Statistical Packages. Programming languages: SPSS, R. 
  • Norbert Gyenge: High Performance Computing, Data Science, Computational Science. Programming languages: Python, C/C++, Linux, R, Cuda.
  • Des Ryan: High Performance Computing, Engineering Packages, machine/deep learning. Programming languages: C/C++, Matlab, R, Linux.
  • Joe Heffer: Data Engineering. Programming languages: Linux, Python, SQL.
  • Gemma Ives: Data Science, Data Visualisation. Programming languages: Matlab.
  • James Moore: High Performance Computing, Linux, ANSYS, Abaqus, Python, Bash, Data Analysis.

If you would like us to help in any part of your project please email

Getting Help

For general enquiries to the IT Service Desk:

For Research IT related issues:

HPC Forum having registered for the Sheffield hpc forum, you can post all Linux & HPC related queries directly on this forum area or by emailing

ShARC/Bessemer administrators: to report personal or serious operational problems on the Local HPC Clusters (ShARC/Bessemer)