Disruptive research into what it means to be human.

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Who Are We?

A new, ground breaking institute at the University of Sheffield.

Bringing together social sciences & humanities with psychological & biological sciences to understand what it means to be human like never before.

We are a diverse research community, valuing different knowledges with a disruptive and critical intellectual agenda, embracing serendipity and supporting development with enabling internal processes to create a well-resourced and inviting space for flourishing.

We analyse and promote innovative thinking about what it means to be human in modern times, and the relationship between changing boundaries and social justice.

We have so far received over one million pounds from funding councils including ESRC and Leverhulme to research some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society.

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March 24, 2020

A response to the social implications of Covid-19

iHuman's response to the social implications of Covid-19 Covid-19 is having huge impacts on the ways in which we live an ordinary life. This blog brings together scholars in iHuman to...

Assistance dogs improve mental health of disabled young people

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University of Sheffield School of Education and iHuman research finds assistance dogs improve feelings of…

Faces on a wall

New Directions in Critical Disability Studies

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New Directions in Critical Disability Studies   Leah Burch, Josephine Sirotkin, and Martina Smith University of Sheffield A space for critical thinking In this online, open access publication, we are...

Australia Launch of Co-Production Toolkit

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Dan Goodley launched the Living Life to the Fullest toolkit here in Melbourne Australia today…

Research in the Classroom

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On Friday 7th February, Dr Kirsty Liddiard, of iHuman and the School Education, went to…

Twitter LogoOur second iHuman blog post on #Coronavirus, by the fab @roswillz https://t.co/5QdYdzCI2R @EducationSheff… https://t.co/wQpGOFYd23

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