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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December 18, 2019

Multilingual Streets artwork installed at Burnage Academy

A new vinyl artwork has been installed at Burnage Academy, Manchester, which shows a collaborative…

Exploring Disabled Childhoods

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In 2018, the School of Education and iHuman’s Dr Kirsty Liddiard and Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole,…


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The Living Life to the Fullest Project, led by iHuman and the School of Education’s…

Legal Action Group publishes third edition of Disabled Children: a legal handbook

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The Legal Action Group has published a third edition of Disabled Children: a legal handbook. …

Crook Fellows chosen to be part of the Learning Disability Leaders List

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Sunderland People First have been chosen as part of the Learning Disability Leaders List in…

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