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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
11 posts found

Communicating Science in a Pandemic Dr Simon Kolstoe looks at the effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on how science is communicated

29 March 2021 7 min read

Communicating science in a pandemic. Perhaps one of the biggest positives to have come out of the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a renewed trust in science.

Dr Simon Kolstoe serving as a model for Prof Richard Newsom’s cough droplet imaging experiment.

AstraZeneca, Germany and over-65s: how to interpret confusing vaccine data

29 January 2021 6 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe writes for The Conversation on interpreting vaccine data, following Germany's decision to not administer the vaccine to over-65s 

A vial labelled Coronavirus Vaccine

Expert reaction to new national lockdown announcement Our experts comment on the impact on children and their education and the pressures on the NHS.

05 January 2021 5 min read

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (4 January), University of Portsmouth experts comment on the new restrictions.

Nurse in PPE conducting Covid swab test on patient

A new generation of radiographers celebrate graduation The event was organised to recognise the achievements of students who just finished their studies as well as those who have won prizes.

13 November 2020 2 min read

Graduates from the Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging course finally celebrated their success with a special event to mark the end of their studies.

Back view of radiographer using equipment.

Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus? Examining whether a single study from China has strong implications about protecting our eyes during the pandemic

16 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about whether a study that found people with glasses less likely to catch covid-19, has useful applications on wearing goggles for protection

Holding glasses out against blurry background

The Oxford vaccine trial has been paused, but this is no reason to panic Any lessons learned from this trial will be carried forward for future vaccine development

09 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the meaning of paused vaccine trials and why they are not necessarily causes for concern

Scientist examining microscopic data

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating Why Government should look at long term solutions to the pandemic

17 August 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about government decisions on healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare

Does your homemade mask work? Dr Simon Kolstoe examines some ways to decide if our masks are effective

24 July 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare, from the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the effectiveness of face masks during the pandemic

Pile of face masks

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