Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

For Health Professionals who are interested in Research  


This page provides information for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Clinical Psychologists, Pharmacists and Healthcare Scientists working at STH whether you are at the start of your clinical career, or in a more senior role, and perhaps want to:

  • Find out about research taster sessions within the Trust and the region
  • Learn about research champion roles within your department
  • Access free online courses
Become Research Active
  • How any health professional can become research active
  • How to get involved in delivering research studies, such as consenting and recruiting participants
  • Information if you are thinking about undertaking your own research

Develop a Clinical Academic Career

  • Information on support available at STH for aspiring clinical academics
  • How to develop your research idea and register your project
  • Details of career development funding opportunities


STH Nursing and Midwifery Research Innovation Strategy 2023-2026


This is the first STH Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Strategy and it is based on the ambitious plan set out by The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England (2021) and the Midwifery Strategic Plan for Research (2023). It aims to provide a framework for the implementation of the CNOs five themes at STH, with a focus on building on the existing excellent research already taking place at STH and on further developing impactful research that matters to our nursing and midwifery workforce and our local patient population.

You can read the full strategy here:

STH Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Strategy 2023-2026


Florence Nightingale Academy

In July 2022 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and The University of Sheffield jointly joined the Florence Nightingale Academy. Please use the link below for further information about member events, scholarships and awards and news. Please also look out for the monthly newsletter which is circulated Trust wide:

How can I find out more?

For an informal discussion about Career development advice please contact Dan Lawrence (, or contact your directorate research coordinator for your directorate/care group.

Online Research Drop-in Sessions

We are holding regular online research drop-in sessions via Microsoft Teams for any nurses or midwives wanting to know more about how to get involved in research, discuss potential ideas for projects etc.  Details of the next couple of sessions are below; please use the links to join the meetings if you would like to be involved:

Thursday 9th May 2024 (16:00 -16:30) - Click Here to join the meeting

Wednesday 12th June 2024 (14:00 - 14:30)- Click Here to join the meeting

Thursday 11th July 2024 (12.30 - 13:00) - Click Here to join the meeting