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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

32 articles found

University of Portsmouth papers featured in global top 100 Three research papers have been ranked as among the world’s most influential

22 January 2021 3 min read

Three University of Portsmouth researchers studying communication between humans and cats, plastic-eating enzymes and how to brew an espresso – have been ranked as among the most influential in the world for 2020.

Professor John McGeehan in the lab

Robots could replace real therapy dogs A new paper, published today, has found that robotic animals may be a better alternative to real-life therapy dogs

10 December 2020 5 min read

Robotic animals could be the ‘pawfect’ replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study published today by the University of Portsmouth has found.

Robot MiRo and therapy dog Tallulah

Depression and fear lead to more pain post-operation A patient’s mental state is a useful predictor of how they will feel physically post-operation

03 November 2020 5 min read

There is a connection between the mental state and physical wellbeing for patients with Hip and Knee problems who undergo surgery, according to a study by Dr Nils Niederstrasser, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.

Nils face picture

Race bias can be tackled through sustained effort

15 October 2020 3 min read

Race bias can be tackled through sustained effort | News | University of Portsmouth

Professor Sherria Hoskins, Executive Dean - Faculty of Science and Health

How to build rap-paw with your cat New study finds eye narrowing technique builds rapport with cats.

06 October 2020 6 min read

A team of psychologists at the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth have purr-fected the art of building a bond with cats.

Cat narrow eyes-400x800

Donkeys are natural heat lovers and prefer Bethlehem to Britain New research shows donkeys are happier during hotter periods of the year

17 December 2019 3 min read

We might associate donkeys with Christmas, but new research from the University of Portsmouth shows the animals are keener on hotter periods of the year.

Donkey

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