The POLARIS research group is based in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health.

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Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
18 Claremont Crescent, Sheffield
S10 2TA

University MRI Unit
C Floor
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

Telephone: +44 114 215 9595

Fax: +44 14 271 1607



Car parking around the central hospitals is extremely limited so public transport is often the easiest way to get to us. The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is well served by public transport, with several bus stops within easy reach.

Supertram can be used to reach the Royal Hallamshire although there is a 10 - 15 minute uphill walk from the nearest stop (University).

Up-to-date information about public transport links and Park & Ride sites is available from Travel South Yorkshire.

From the M1

Exit the motorway at J33 and follow the A630 and A57 into Sheffield. At the Park Square roundabout take the A61(S), passing the railway station on your left. Follow signs for the ring road (A61 Barnsley), you will soon start to see signs to the hospitals.

From the A61 South

Follow the A61 into the city. Just after the Halfords superstore, turn left on Bramall Lane (A621), passing the football stadium on your right. At the roundabout take the first exit and follow the A61 Barnsley. You will soon start to see signs to the hospitals.


Park and Ride sites linking with both bus and tram routes are available across Sheffield.

There is a Q-Park multi-storey car park close to our location at Durham Road.


Developing MRI technology and expediting into clinical research and practice.