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Prestigious international fellowship award to Portsmouth professor

A University of Portsmouth professor has been award a prestigious international fellowship in recognition of his outstanding research. Professor Chris Brown has been awarded a Stiftung Mercator Foundation Senior Fellowship, which is awarded to…

People can die from giving up the fight

People can die simply because they’ve given up, life has beaten them and they feel defeat is inescapable, according to new research. The study, by Dr John Leach, a senior research fellow in…

Universities are failing to deal with serial sexual predators on their staff according to new report

A new report, published today (26 September), examining staff sexual misconduct within the higher education sector reveals the difficult experiences that students have had when they try to report staff sexual misconduct to…

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away. Credit: HST / NASA / ESA

Cosmologist to help solve one of the Universe’s biggest puzzles

New research led by the University of Portsmouth could solve one of the biggest outstanding puzzles about the universe and also radically rewrite our understanding of our place within it. Professor Kazuya Koyama…

Zeiss Global Centre to host biomechanical workshop

The University’s Zeiss Global Centre is hosting a two-day workshop about a specialist biomechanical techniques that could be used in the clinical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Digital correlation techniques (DIC/DVC) enable measurement of…

Cold water swimming might ease depression

For the first time it has been shown open water swimming could be an effective treatment for depression. A case study published in British Medical Journal Case Reports suggests open water swimming might help…

Cladding tests show moisture may have sped up Grenfell flames

Tests on aluminium cladding panels, of the type used on the Grenfell Tower, have shown that the presence of water may cause violent chemical reactions and accelerate flames. University of Portsmouth civil engineering…

Portsmouth research praised as an example of UK industrial innovation

An engineering research project from the University of Portsmouth is being praised as an example of UK industrial innovation in the 2018 Parliamentary Review, which aims to share best practice among policy makers…

Researchers aim to help Colombia communities hit by illegal gold mining

A University of Portsmouth expert in space technologies and disaster risk reduction is involved in a new project in the UK and Colombia on illegal gold mining. Dr Richard Teeuw, of the University…

Social media’s effect on elite athletes to be studied

A sports psychologist is leading a programme of research to examine the effect engaging with social media has on elite athletes. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Sport and…

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