Our reputation for excellence attracts some of the best minds in the world. These exceptional people are drawn to Sheffield by the opportunity to work at the frontiers of knowledge, on research that has a real impact. Read their stories here.
Giving a voice to the migrant community of Samos
Forgotten by the rest of Europe, Samos is a Greek island facing a humanitarian crisis. Dr Anna Gordon first visited the migrant camp to provide health services as a medic volunteer. This led to a collaborative project that used data to amplify the conditions of the camp and lobby for improvements.
Co-developing a city-wide strategy for peace
People in the Colombian city of Buenaventura face ongoing violence from armed organisations. Researchers at the University of Sheffield, along with their partners, have been awarded the Economic & Social Research Council’s Societal Impact Prize 2020 for leading a city-wide strategy for peace.
Changing the course of justice for victims and offenders
After being on the receiving end of a criminal offence you might find it uncomfortable to talk to the perpetrator. But what if you could use that opportunity to get answers and explain the impact the offence had on your life?
Rising sea levels and the case of the missing ice
Rising sea levels are one of the biggest challenges posed by climate change. We have been studying melting ice in Antarctica to help predict future sea level rises.
Where is the dignity in justice?
When someone is arrested and detained by the police they are innocent until proven guilty. But does our police custody system treat them as such?
What happens when a bomb explodes?
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are used around the world with huge consequences. What happens when a bomb explodes and how can this information save lives?
Sheffield Castle: Excavating the Past; Building the Future
Buried for over 600 years, the once lost citadel held Mary Queen of Scots for ten years and is a history we never thought we had.
A guide to the contemporary arts
Despite COVID-19, arts venues across the country are running events both physically and virtually so why not take this time to explore the contemporary arts?
Reducing hospital admissions for suspected heart attacks
350,000 people are admitted to hospital each year suspected of having had a heart attack. Each year this results in thousands of people spending unnecessary time in hospital beds waiting to find out if they’ve suffered a cardiac event.
How we remodelled England’s National Ambulance Service
England’s National Ambulance Service provides care for millions of people every year. However, too often patients have been left waiting hours for care. But the University of Sheffield has helped to change all that.
Bees are helping design the next generation of autonomous technology
Our experts have gone back to nature to find a solution to the problem of machine learning.
Revolutionising vehicle efficiency
There are 38.4 million cars on the road in the UK alone. Together they drive over 300 billion miles a year, pumping out tons of carbon dioxide as they go. Here's how we're trying to lessen the impact.
How researchers are challenging complex Japanese stereotypes
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are challenging Japanese stereotypes, changing the way we think about Japanese culture and our own.
Reconstructing a nuclear meltdown
Safely decommissioning Chernobyl and Fukushima wait to be decommissioned. Dr Claire Corkhill and her team are attempting to recreate Chernobyl’s meltdown in Sheffield, in a bid to safely deactivate both power plants.
Many happy returns?
Britain is the biggest online shopping nation in the developed world. But the convenience of online shopping comes at a cost to the environment and retailers, and the negative impact is growing.
Building the quantum technology of the future
Introducing AegiQ, our spin-out company with a new enabling technology and over two decades of quantum knowledge.