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Dr Luke Beardon from Sheffield Hallam University's Autism Centre has won two awards at the inaugural UK Autism Hero Awards. Organised by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity, the Autism Hero Awards has been created to showcase the excellence taking place in the world of autism, whilst also celebrating the achievements…
A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Government responds to the Review into Choice at the End of…
A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of Sheffield is helping to give a voice to children and young adults who are living with a parent with dementia. There are estimated to be at least 42,325 people* in the UK under 65 living with a variant of young…
A Sheffield Hallam University lecturer in autism studies has won a national award in recognition of the way his research and teaching has influenced public understanding of the condition over his 20-year career. Luke Beardon was presented with the Axcis Award for Achievement by an Individual Education Professional at the…
A Christian social work student has been expelled from his course after voicing anti-gay marriage opinions on Facebook. Felix Ngole, 38, was a second-year masters student at Sheffield University when he shared a Facebook post saying "I stand with Kim Davis" - the American county clerk who was jailed for…
A toolkit for early years practitioners has been created by researchers at the University of Sheffield after a study examined whether they should ‘love’ the children in their care. Dr Jools Page, from the University’s School of Education, explored how a rise in media coverage surrounding sex abuse scandals has…
Scotland is leading the way in alcohol policy in the UK while the Westminster Government "comes out worst" on almost all such measures a new report has found. Academics from Stirling and Sheffield universities examined the different measures adopted across the four parts of the United Kingdom when it comes…
Sheffield Hallam University is teaming up with St Luke's Hospice to launch a free online course supporting health and social care workers in providing palliative or end of life care. The Sheffield Hallam Open Online Course (SHOOC®) will provide a flexible learning opportunity based on conversations about death and dying,…
As part of the government’s strategy to cut the human and economic cost of alcohol misuse, it currently recommends that men and women shouldn’t regularly drink more than three to four and two to three units a day respectively. In theory, such guidelines help people make informed decisions about their…
The Government’s current alcohol guidelines are unrealistic and largely ignored because they have little relevance to people’s drinking habits, according to a new report by the University of Sheffield’s Alcohol Research Group (SARG) in collaboration with the University of Stirling. The study, which is the first of its kind, explored…
Performing arts academics at Sheffield Hallam University have teamed up with South Yorkshire Housing Association and London-based theatre company Cardboard Citizens on a challenging new piece of performance theatre, based on people's experiences of being homeless. Benefit, by playwright Sarah Woods, tells the stories of three characters struggling with their…
High profile child sexual exploitation campaigner Sarah Champion has visited Sheffield Hallam University to help mark the launch of a new social work course which looks at how social workers' practice and performance impacts on permanent placements for young people. In conjunction with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering…
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