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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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Investigating SARS-CoV-2 in university settings – an update

09 March 2021 5 min read

Dr Sam Robson writes for COG-UK about COVID-19 infections in higher education institutes

Image from University of Portsmouth coronavirus testing centre

Teaching innovation enhances learning experience Many staff are producing innovative learning materials that are enhancing students’ experiences and receiving positive feedback.

01 March 2021 9 min read

To overcome the challenges of teaching during the Covid pandemic, our academics are blending real-time online engagement with online learning experiences.

Hands typing on a tablet that is on a stand

Temperature scanners aren’t good at telling who has COVID-19 – here’s how to fix that

11 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Mike Tipton writes for The Conversation on overcoming the ineffectiveness of temperature scanning in detecting Covid-19

someone getting their temperature checked

Bob Nichol Lateral Flow Testing Lateral flow tests are cheap, fast and readily available and can halt outbreaks of COVID-19., say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

07 February 2021 5 min read

Lateral flow tests have proved controversial in the scientific community. But they are cheap, fast and readily available, say Professor Bob Nichol and Dean Machin.

Coronavirus swab test

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

It is time to stop assuming students are spreading Covid 19 Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith explains that there is no evidence that the ongoing rise in infections in the City can be attributed to students.

10 December 2020 6 min read

Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith explains that there is no evidence that the ongoing rise in infections in the City can be attributed to students.

Student having Covid-19 test

Right-wing extremism: The new wave of global terrorism Sean Spence examines why far-right groups are rising in the US

22 October 2020 5 min read

Sean Spence, Doctorate Student in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth writes for The Conversation about the rise of right-wing extremism in the US during the pandemic

Gun, bullets and knife

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

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