Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Professor Kathryn Ayscough is someone who is on a mission to create opportunities and ensure they are available to everyone. Since becoming Head of the Department of Biomedical Science (BMS) at the University of Sheffield in 2016 she has been creating staff structures and working patterns that are allowing more people to get involved in developing the department’s teaching and research activities. She is also […]

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Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

Glenn Waller discusses his ambitions for Psychology

The head of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology is Professor Glenn Waller. He joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 and became Head of Department in the summer of 2016. Psychology at the University of Sheffield has got a new shine about it. From what is being taught to where it is being taught, there are new developments that are benefiting students and […]

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Celebrating the work of mentors

Celebrating the work of mentors

The work of the Faculty’s mentors has been recognised and celebrated via a University of Sheffield website. Each year academics from across the University, including many from the Faculty of Science, offer time to mentor early career research staff as they find their way around life as an academic.  The Mentoring for Researchers programme runs each year over a six month period and pairs early […]

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New network for researchers working to combat pain

Researchers who work on pain research are being invited to sign up to a new professional network. Sheffield Pain Network will hold its launch event at the Edge in Endcliffe Village on Thursday 4 December. The event and Network is aimed at staff with an interest in pain research from clinical and pre-clinical perspectives, or those who work in areas related to  pain treatment and management. It will […]

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University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world

World-leading researchers at a pioneering new University of Sheffield centre will work to tackle the problem of feeding the world’s growing population in a sustainable way through 12 ambitious research projects. The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures – which was set up thanks to a £2.6 million philanthropic donation from Sheffield alumnus Jeremy Grantham through the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment – […]

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Postgraduate researcher in the running for photography award

A postgraduate researcher has been shortlisted for a photography award that aims to showcase some of the best biological research. David Hopkins, who’s PhD is being supervised by Dr Duncan Cameron in Animal and Plant Sciences, entered his photo ‘Wired For Life’ in the BBSRC Images With Impact competition. Related: Bioscience impact images wanted for BBSRC birthday contest It is one of six images to be […]

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High-yielding crops: A double edge sword for tropical forests

High-yielding oil palm crops will lead to the loss of tropical forests rather than help to preserve nature, according to scientists from the University of Sheffield. Improving crop yields is often seen as a popular solution to the increasing demand for food productivity to meet the needs of a growing global population, because food demand can be met over the smallest land area possible, saving […]

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Grantham Centre announces event to showcase food security research

Researchers at the University of Sheffield can now register for the first event being held by the new Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. The Centre, which aims aims to advance the science of sustainability and connect it with policy debates, will hold its Inaugural Annual Symposium on Food Security on Friday 17 October, 9.30am-6.30pm, at Halifax Hall. Register for the Inaugural Annual Symposium The event will be a […]

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Delve into a world of discovery and extraordinary experiments

The world’s first robotic plant, glowing zebrafish embryos and a kinetic sculpture of ice and fire will be on show as the University of Sheffield offers a glimpse into its world leading research during Researchers’ Night (Friday 26 September 2014). The University will open its doors from 5pm-8pm, where more than 120 researchers and students will host night-time experiments, talks, tours and demonstrations covering topics […]

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EPSRC wants science snaps

Snap-happy scientists are being courted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The funding organisation has launched it’s second Science Photo Competition, which is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students. Related: Enter your images in the Research Photography Competition 2014 There are a range of categories that scientists can enter, all focused on depicting research in action. The overall winner of the competition […]

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