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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September 8, 2020

Employing disabled people: how and why the workplace can be transformed Disability researchers Sally Whitney,…

Interventions in Disabled Childhood Studies

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How might we foreground the perspectives of disabled children and young people? To what extent…

Disability and COVID-19: the global impacts

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Disability and COVID-19: the global impacts COVID-19 presents a threat to life and liberty to people across the globe. Despite claims that ‘we are all in it together’, it is...

The Living Life to the Fullest Project

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It’s been a busy few months in The Living Life to the Fullest Project. Dan…

The Canine Care Project

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On the 18th March Kirsty Liddiard, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education and…

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