Four academics from the University of Sheffield have been recognised for their world class research that is at the forefront of innovation in the UK by a prestigious fellowship scheme.
Dr Jennifer MacRitchie from the University’s Department of Music, Mr Eddie Ball from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Dr Maria Fragiadaki from the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, and Dr Anastasia Shesterinina from the Department of Politics and International Relations, have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships by the funding body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Future Leaders Fellowships, announced by the Secretary of State in 2018, support early career researchers and innovators who are demonstrating outstanding potential in UK universities.
The scheme aims to help each fellow tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation as well as to develop their own career. The academics will now each receive a portion of a £900 million fund that has been set up to support leaders across UK business and academia.Dr Jennifer MacRitchie from the University of Sheffield’s Department of MusicWith over one million people expected to have dementia by 2025, increasing to two million in 2050, Dr Jennifer MacRitchie’s research is investigating how we can use emerging technologies to help older people with dementia, to engage and interact with music.