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Sophisticated maths simplifies appraisals

The immense challenges in delivering a fair, transparent and objective performance appraisal process in large organisations can be made much easier with a new approach developed by University of Portsmouth Business School researchers.

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Agreement boost for fire investigation

Research and teaching in the forensic techniques of fire investigation at the University of Portsmouth is set for a major boost with the signing of an agreement with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A new study has found that football referees don’t suffer as much criticism as they believe.

Referees need specialist leadership support

The success of the Premier League crackdown on intolerable behaviour of players and managers could depend on the leadership support given to elite referees, researchers from the University of Portsmouth suggest.


Dogs may know what is ‘relevant’ to humans

Dogs may be able to understand what information is most relevant to us, according to a new study into the way they communicate with people. Scientists found that dogs taking part in observational…

Psychology is among Portsmouth's areas of expertise set to benefit from new doctoral training partnership

Partnership to boost regional doctoral training

Research at the University of Portsmouth is set for a major boost, following the announcement of a major new Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Forty per cent of female horse-riders experience breast pain, according to new research.

Study highlights breast pain in horse riders

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse riding, according to a new study. In research published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, 40 per cent of female horse riders who…

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University sewage site launched

A University of Portsmouth research field station – the only one of its kind in the UK to be located at an operational sewage works – has been launched.

Dr Geraghty, second from left, with, from left, a student volunteer, CCI business associate Steve Jones, Dr Rebecca Janicker and CCI faculty registrar Peta Tattersall.

Stellar opportunity for Star Wars researcher

A University of Portsmouth academic made the most of an out-of-this-world research opportunity when he attended one of the world’s biggest Star Wars conventions. Reader in Popular Media Cultures Dr Lincoln Geraghty and…

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Cosmic map will throw light on ‘dark energy’

An international team of astronomers has created the largest ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies in a bid to help them understand one of the most mysterious forces in the universe.


Professor’s global impact rewarded

A professor who has influenced how police, intelligence officers, the military and insurance companies worldwide decide if someone is telling the truth has won a prestigious award. Aldert Vrij, professor of applied social…

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