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

Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Panel (ShARRP)

What is the Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Panel?

The Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Panel (ShARRP) aims to empower those with direct or indirect experience of addiction and recovery to shape how research is undertaken.  Make your voice heard in addiction recovery research!

Who can become a member of the panel?

While the primary focus of the panel is substance use addiction and recovery, we recognise that these experiences can intersect with other behaviours like gambling or mental health concerns.  We welcome anyone with a passion for addiction recovery, harm reduction, or sober living, regardless of their specific area of experience.

What does it mean to be a panel member?

ShARRP members play a key role in shaping addiction research.  Contributions include:

  • Helping choose research questions that matter to you and the community
  • Providing feedback on research methods to ensure they are relevant
  • Offering advice on recruiting participants
  • Shaping how research findings are shared with the public, service providers and policymakers

No prior research experience is needed!  ShARRP members are instrumental in ensuring research is relevant and impactful, and benefits those most affected by addiction.

What research has been covered before?

ShARRP members have helped shape research on critical topics like access to naloxone, minimum unit pricing, responses to no and low alcohol beverages for those in recovery, heroin overdose and wearable technology and access to community resources to support wellness.

Interested in joining?

Contact Beth Collinson, ShARRP Panel Coordinator at