Get involved with research

Sheffield Hallam University has long been an outward-looking institution. We recognise how knowledge can inspire and transform the lives of individuals, organisations, and communities.

Read more about our research in action.

Help make a difference by taking part in one of the studies below!

Anyone can advertise on this page - whether you're starting out on your first extended project or dissertation, or already working with one of our internationally renowned research institutes. Just email with details.

Sex differences and confidence in the contamination of eyewitness memory March - May 2019
Volunteers wanted for MSc Psychology lab experiment and questionnaire

Contact: | 07948 621722

Autism, work-based learning experiences or clinical placement experiences February - May 2019

If so, I would love to hear from you!

I am an MA student at Sheffield Hallam University and want to hear about your experiences in these settings.

All participation is confidential. Please email me for more information:

Is there a link between mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviour? February - April 2019

If so, you are invited to complete a short questionnaire.

By taking part you will gain a greater understanding of your own mental health knowledge and help-seeking behaviors. You don't have to have a mental illness to complete this study as it is relevant to everyone.

Do you have dry, eczema-prone skin? February - May 2019
We need your help to investigate the effects of emollient creams on the skin

If you have any questions about the study, please contact or call 0114 2159539.

Do you use online dating sites? February - May 2019
We are investigating the relationship between people's personality and their preference for different types of romantic relationships.

If you are over 18, identify as heterosexual and are currently using or have recently used online dating sites to seek a romantic partner, please participate in our study.

Participation is completely voluntary and your data will be anonymous and confidential. You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about your personality and relationship preferences, and provide an anonymised version of your recent dating profile. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

To participate or find out more, please follow the survey link.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact or

Bereavement and coping strategies among students February - April 2019
This is an opportunity to experience being a research participant by taking part in an interview lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Undergraduate Psychology students can earn 30 Psychcredits for their involvement.

To be eligible for the study, you must:

If you are interested, please contact: Psychology students can sign-up via SONA.

Earn £60 in brain stimulation study January - August 2019
We are looking for volunteers to attend four experimental sessions, each lasting approximately two hours

The study aims to investigate the effects of tyrosine supplementation and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on cognitive measures of behavioural flexibility as modulated by polymorphisms in a gene (COMT) encoding dopamine.

To be eligible for the study, you must:

To book, or for further details, please contact one of the following (depending on which day you would prefer to attend the first session):

  • Monday: Mr. Oliver Bradley
  • Tuesday/Friday: Ms. Kerry Wilson
  • Wednesday/Thursday: Dr. Jie Gao
  • Wanted
    Earn £10 for a 60-min comprehension study January 2019 onwards
    Wanted: Spanish-English bilingual speakers for a 60-minute sentence comprehension study

    Do you have polycystic ovary syndrome? October 2018 onwards
    Would you be interested in participating in a research study which is exploring the effects of exercise and physical activity on people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

    Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are undertaking a non-invasive, ethically-approved study (part of a PhD programme), that is exploring the impact of exercise and physical activity on cardiovascular health in polycystic ovary syndrome.

    If you:

    ...then we would love to hear from you. If you are interested to find out more, please get in touch with Amie Woodward:

    Read more about Amie and her research in our Meet Doctoral Students feature.
    Fancy yourself as a Raheem Sterling or Harry Kane? September 2018 - April 2019
    I am recruiting recreational footballers for a study on dynamic balance

    Are you:

    If yes, I want to hear from you!

    For further information contact Leona Brayne:

    Tel: 07849 466140 |

    Emotions, motivations and approaches to learning in higher education April 2018 - March 2019
    My research is looking at emotions, motivations and approaches to learning in higher education, and how these relate to wellbeing and academic achievement

    I am looking for UK and international students to complete a 20-minute questionnaire.

    In order to participate, you must have completed at least one semester at SHU (and have recieved grades for that semester).

    Are you a current smoker who wishes to stop smoking? April 2018 - early summer 2019
    Would you be interested in being supported in your stop smoking attempt by an experienced advisor and use either e-cigarettes or the NHS stop smoking services? Then contact us!

    Sheffield Hallam University is undertaking an ethically-approved study, funded by Heart Research UK to explore the effects of e-cigarettes on the arteries and small veins in people trying to stop smoking. All participants will be randomly allocated to one of three study groups:

    Participation in the study is free and assessments will take place in Collegiate Hall. Participants using their own transport will receive complimentary parking. For more information please contact Dr. Gareth Jones on 0114 225 4312 /, or visit the study's website.