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

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

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

Can the cruise industry really recover from coronavirus? An analysis on how cruise liners will fair in the future

19 August 2020 6 min read

Liz Sharples, Senior Teaching Fellow in Tourism at the University of Portsmouth, and Kokho Jason Sit, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, write for The Conversation about the future of cruise travel during the pandemic

Cruise ship at sunset

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

Coronavirus face masks: an environmental disaster that might last generations What type of mask to get and how to clean them

14 August 2020 8 min read

Keiron Philip Roberts, Cressida Bowyer, Simon Kolstoe, and Steve Fletcher, from the University of Portsmouth, write for The Conversation about the environmental impact of disposing masks incorrectly

face mask covered in sand

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