University of Sheffield - School of Health and Related Research
Our The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health has developed an exciting environment of learning, research and clinical activity to tackle some of the major diseases and problems facing society today. We bring together clinical and health-related subjects across a broad combination of disciplines and expertise. Together, our Faculty includes:
• The School of Clinical Dentistry
• The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
• The Department of Human Communication Sciences
• The Medical School
• The Department of Cardiovascular Science
• The Department of Human Metabolism
• The Department of Infection and Immunity
• The Department of Neuroscience
• The Department of Oncology
• The School of Nursing and Midwifery
Our students make a positive impact on people’s lives by addressing the biggest health challenges facing our country, our health service and our world today.
Delivering world-class graduates with the knowledge society needs is central to our collective mission of excellence in learning and teaching. With ﬁrst-class facilities and researchers who are leading the world, students in each of our programmes enjoy a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.
Students can be conﬁdent in developing the knowledge, skills and expertise which will make them excellent health practitioners and citizens. The opportunity to study with staﬀ at the cutting edge of research and our close collaboration with the NHS provide students with outstanding clinical and practice-based learning opportunities. In addition, a number of staﬀ hold national and senate learning and teaching awards. Almost 2,000 undergraduate and 800 postgraduate students study in the Faculty on over 50 diﬀerent programmes.
All our students are encouraged to develop skills in: the eﬀective use of evidence; inter-professional collaboration and teamwork; adaptability to uncertainty; preparation for employment; personal responsibility; and continuing development of professional knowledge and skills. Opportunities for study abroad, student volunteering and student societies ensure a rich learning experience.
Internationally excellent research is conducted across all areas of the Faculty. Our research sponsors include UK Research Councils, International and UK Charities, UK Government, the European Union, International and UK industry and research agencies, the NHS and many others.
Our annual research portfolio is in excess of £30 million. A recent key development was the opening by Her Majesty The Queen in 2010 of a new state-of-the-art £18 million research institute in translational neuroscience (SITraN) set to make Sheﬃeld a world leader for research into motor neurone disease.
The excellence of our translational research agenda was recognised in 2008 when the Sheﬃeld Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University, was awarded funding of over £7 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to create two Biomedical Research Units in Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal disease.
Led by Faculty clinical professors, each of the units has driven forward translational and clinical research for patient beneﬁt. Key research programmes are in coronary artery disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders.
Through the Collaboration for Leadership for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South Yorkshire, Faculty staﬀ are making a major contribution as directors and leaders of research themes in: tele-health and care technologies (TACT); stroke; obesity; diabetes; chronic depression; and health inequalities. This is an ambitious ﬁve-year programme involving partnership between universities and a wide range of NHS and health organisations in the region.
We are also home to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) based in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). This multidisciplinary-group is one of two centres nationally, providing the evidence reviews and cost-effectiveness modelling to support the development of national public health guidance for implementation by NHS commissioners and providers.
In 2011 in partnership with Sheﬃeld Teaching Hospitals and Yorkshire Cancer Research, we were designated a centre of excellence for cancer research by Cancer Research UK. The Sheﬃeld Cancer Research Centre, jointly funded by CRUK and Yorkshire Cancer Research, is one of an elite network of cancer centres across the UK, specialising in breast, lung and bone cancers and fundamental cancer biology. In collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle, we are also establishing a Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrative Musculoskeletal Ageing.