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Portsmouth to lead world’s first study of international netball umpires

The world’s first study of international netball umpires begins at the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, taking place in Liverpool this month. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are hoping that the study…

New Learning at Work partnership launched in Malaysia

The University of Portsmouth has launched a new partnership with Brickfield Asia College (BAC) in Malaysia to allow learners at BAC to progress to the University’s Learning at Work  degree programme.  This partnership…

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

A new family of enzymes has been engineered to perform one of the most important steps in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals….

Japan resumes commercial whaling – researchers on how the world should respond

Japan recently left the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and has now caught the first whale in its waters since resuming commercial whaling, 33 years after a global ban came into effect. As a non-member, Japan is no…

Diving into cold water can be deadly – here’s how to survive it

Many will have read the news story about the sad death of Cameron Gosling who died from cold water shock after jumping into the River Wear on a hot summer’s day. Sadly, Cameron’s death is…

Scientists to investigate the impact of drug addiction and pollution on behaviour in humans and wildlife

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth are helping to develop new technology that will aid our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction in humans and the impact of drug pollution on wildlife. Portsmouth…

Helping the body’s ability to grow bone

For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigors and ‘strains’ of life, and how quickly they help bone re-grow and repair….

Halal holidays: Islamic values play a significant role in the travel decisions of Muslim tourists

Islamic values are just as important as the destination, quality and value for money for Muslims when choosing a holiday destination, according to a new study by the University of Portsmouth. The research…

Ten times the Chernobyl television series let artistic licence get in the way of facts

Audiences have been gripped by Chernobyl, the HBO/Sky series that charts the events and aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster of April 1986. I have coordinated a number of international research…

The lack of gender diversity in electronic dance music

Professor Samantha Warren from the University of Portsmouth has won a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship to investigate the lack of gender diversity among electronic music producers. Professor Warren’s fellowship is entitled ‘In the…

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