Centres and networks

Reflecting our commitment to interdisciplinary research, members of staff and postgraduates participate within a wide range of interdisciplinary research centres and networks based in the Department and across the University.

The Healthy Lifespan Institute

At the Healthy Lifespan Institute we're uniting over 130 world-class researchers to tackle the global epidemic of multimorbidity – the presence of two or more chronic conditions – to help everyone live healthier, independent lives for longer and reduce the cost of care.

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CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities)

CIRCLE is a theoretically informed and policy relevant research centre which carries out research, evaluation and bespoke consultancy on contemporary issues and debates in three key areas: Care; Labour; and Equalities.

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Digital Society Network

The Digital Society Network (DSN) aims to stimulate and support digital society research, enable collaborations within and beyond the Faculty of Social Sciences, and host activities which result in research funding and knowledge exchange.

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Centre for Loneliness Studies

The Centre for Loneliness Studies carries out internationally recognised, high quality academic research on loneliness which is theoretically driven and both informed by, and able to inform, policy and practice.

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Sheffield Death Group

The aim of the Sheffield Death Group (SDG) is to offer a friendly and informal space for members to meet for discussion, collaboration and to share thinking in the field of death, dying and bereavement.

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CATCH (Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare)

CATCH is researching new user-friendly technologies to enable people to live independently.

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Centre for Criminological Research

The Centre for Criminological Research is the focal point for criminology and criminal justice at the University of Sheffield, one of Britain's main research-led universities. 

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Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Researching, developing, and deploying innovative ways of advancing the understanding of energy, environment and sustainability for a low carbon future.

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iHuman brings together social sciences and humanities with psychological and biological sciences, to understand what it means to be human like never before.

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Migration Research Group

The Migration Research Group at Sheffield is an interdisciplinary network of scholars conducting world-leading and high impact research on global migration and mobility.

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Disability Studies at the University of Sheffield

A group of academics, postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers who are interested in the inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary process of theorising disability and challenging the conditions of disablism.

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Medical Humanities Sheffield

A cross-disciplinary environment focusing on teaching and research at the interface between medicine and humanities, with a core theme of 'locating the human' in healthcare.

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Institute for Global Sustainable Development

The Sheffield Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Sheffield.

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Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth

The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth is a multi-disciplinary Research Centre committed to contributing to the improvement of children and young people's lives.

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Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Public Policy

The Centre for Health and Well-being in Public Policy considers how people´s health and well-being can be defined, measured and improved in ways that help policy-makers determine the best use of scarce resources.

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SISA (Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing)

The Institute is both a core group of specialists in gerontological research and training, who form a Section of the Division of Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, and a cross-faculty network of academics in the University of Sheffield with active interests in gerontology.

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SEERC (South-East European Research Centre)

SEERC is an international, not-for-profit research centre jointly established by the University of Sheffield and CITY Liberal Studies located in one of the ancient hubs of South-East Europe, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

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Worldwide Universities Network

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a partnership of 17 research-led universities from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. The WUN alliance exists to make significant advances in knowledge and understanding in areas of current global concern. 

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