Coronavirus: our research and innovation
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a vast and growing number of challenges for all of us. Staff and students from across the University of Sheffield are working to mitigate its effects on society with a rapid response through crucial research, innovation and collaborations.
Utilising world-leading expertise in manufacturing
We are at the forefront of innovative manufacturing research. Our staff from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Nuclear AMRC and the Faculty of Engineering are using their skills, expertise and facilities to help provide vital equipment to the NHS.
Sheffield facility awarded £7.9m to continue cutting edge medical research
A clinical research facility run by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £7.9m in funding which will support the development and testing of new treatments for diseases.
Our genomics research is helping in the fight against coronavirus
Experts in genomics from across the University have joined forces with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to help us get a better understanding of COVID-19. The work will enable us to manage the current crisis and respond in a more agile way to new infectious diseases.
New research identifies more than 1,000 genes linked to severe COVID-19
Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Stanford University in the US have discovered there are specific genetic signals in people who develop severe coronavirus infection.
Society and wellbeing
Understanding the impact of the coronavirus crisis on society
Our researchers are investigating how the coronavirus crisis is affecting society, and we're finding ways to to optimise how patients with coronavirus are assessed and treated by the emergency care system.
The impact of pandemic-related changes in alcohol consumption on health outcomes
Two new studies from the University of Sheffield and the Institute of Alcohol Studies/HealthLumen show that the shifts in alcohol consumption during the pandemic could lead to thousands of extra deaths in England.
Ethnicity gap in Covid vaccine uptake: lower trust and worse experiences of healthcare explain part of the problem
Worse healthcare experiences among people from ethnic minorities and lower levels of trust in government and the medical establishment explain some of the ethnicity gap in Covid-19 vaccination rates, a study has found.
Food security, energy and supply chains
Can our food systems, energy and supply chains cope?
Experts from the Institute for Sustainable Food and Energy Institute are working with industry partners to understand the fragility in our supply chains and collaborate on ways to improve food security for all.
Local food suppliers proved their value during the pandemic, so how do we ensure they thrive?
Local food suppliers saved the day during the Covid-19 pandemic food shortages, but new research from the University of Sheffield also finds lessons need to be learnt if national food systems are to survive future crises.
Coronavirus, Examined podcast
About this series
We live in a world that is facing one of its biggest challenges in living memory. The coronavirus pandemic has devastating potential as it sweeps across the globe. To fight this virus and slow its spread, we've had to change almost everything about how we live our lives.
In Coronavirus, Examined we talked to experts from the University of Sheffield to explore the different ways in which coronavirus is changing our world and the way we live.