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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

All Change in the Library

Photos and posted by Andy

After 14 odd years since the ScHARR Library came into existence, it was universally agreed that the tired old girl was looking in need of a serious makeover. First came the new paint job, then the funky student desks and the cool bucket chairs (not actually buckets), and then it was the quiet study stalls which turned up next.
Then a book and reports cull (the first major one in the library's history), over 15% of the book stock either made its way into various academic's offices (the more books on your shelf, the better read you look) or onto Oxfam's shelves. The Sheffield Oxfam shop on West Street probably has the most extensive collection of epidemiology and health policy books this side of the Pennines right now.

Then it was the turn of the enquiry desk to be put to pasture and we got a brand new shiny one, complete with new drawers...well you need drawers to put library things in. Finally, it was the shelves - we did something radical there, we turned them sideways. As one punter put it this week; "It looks like a library now, rather than an alleyway", and we all know what goes on in alleyways.
Anyway, pop in and have a look, you might be suprised. Here's a few photos from the shelve move; I know it's not exactly war reportage, or celebrity wedding photos, but you've read this far, so might as well look at the pictures as well ;-)

More photos can be accessed at our Flickr Page

Thursday, 16 April 2009

NEW Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Photo by Ben-Romberg
Post by Anna
For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Health Service Research Seminars - April to June

Picture by Mike Licht,
Posted by Andy

28th April
A Public Perspective: How Does Disease Adaption Influence Health State Valuations?
Helen Cowan, PhD Student, HEDS, ScHARR, University of Sheffield..

5th May
Randomised Controlled Trials of Guided Self-Help Provided by Graduate Primary Care Mental Health Workers.
Mike Lucock, Associate Director of Psychological Therapies Research, and co-authors Rebecca Kirby and Nigel Wainwright, South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust.

12th May
Walking as an Aid to Smoking Cessation: A Feasibility Study in the NHS Stop Smoking Service.
Emma Everson, Research Associate, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

19th May
Case Tracking in Psychological Therapies
Chris Leach, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust, and Visiting Professor, University of Huddesfield.

26th May
Half Term – No Seminar.

2nd June
Can Nurses Apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills in Palliative Care Patients' Homes?
Stirling Moorey, Trust Head of Psychotherapy, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

9th June
Why do Patients enter Clinical Trial? A Review of the Evidence Plus a Model for Understanding 'Informed Consent' in both Routine Healthcare and Clinical Trials.
Clare Relton, Research Associate, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

16th June
Use of IT Without Understanding it: A Basis for Inclusive IT Based Data Collection and Intervention.
Peter Cudd, Research Associate, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

23rd June
Implementing Evidence Based Psychological Treatments Effectively in NHS Settings: The Case of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Michaela Swales, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer-Practitioner, North Wales NHS Trust & Bangor University.

Seminars organised by Annette Haywood, ScHARR
 For further information please contact Joanne Turner on 0114 222 0751 or e-mail

Friday, 3 April 2009

NEW: Research Funding Update

Photo by Lion's Mane
Post by Anna

For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Photo by windy-sydney
Post by Anna
Read the April edition of Take Five

Take Five is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell on 0114 2220894 or by email