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.

Sheffield Residents' Lifestyle Survey till end of June 2019
Earn the chance to win £200 in shopping vouchers

The health and well-being of Sheffield's residents are linked to a wide range of different lifestyle factors.

In partnership with Sheffield City Council, colleagues from the SBS Department of Service Sector Management: Professor Peter Schofield, Dr Gill Pomfret and Jerneja Lesnik, are examining their combined impacts and would be grateful if you would take part in a short, anonymous survey about your lifestyle.

The study will help to advance understanding and identify opportunities to improve the health and well-being of Sheffield's residents.

Take the survey

Earn £10 for a 60-min comprehension study January 2019 onwards
Wanted: Spanish-English bilingual speakers for a 60-minute sentence comprehension study

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
    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.
    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.