Life Solved lifts the lid on the latest ideas and discoveries that look set to change our lives. Every week we'll bring you a fresh episode featuring cutting-edge research. Find out how this is set to revolutionise the way our world works. We'll explain how technology and community go hand in hand with the natural world, and how industry and sustainable environments can connect for the benefit of society.
Real research. Real world change.
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The latest series of the Life Solved podcast explores subjects such as health and care systems, and ocean environments, cybersecurity and more, showcasing research from the University of Portsmouth.
Dr Bethany Simmonds and Dr Emma Maynard share their insights, perspectives and solutions on two vital areas of social support in the UK
A celebration of Palaeontology, featuring guests Dr Dave Martill, Dr Nizar Ibrahim and PhD student Jeremy Lockwood.
How safe is cold water swimming? How might it improve your mental health? And is it really as good for your body as the anecdotes suggest?
In the latest episode, Christina Philippou and Dr Adam Cox share insights into financial mismanagement and its impacts on people in football.
In the latest episode of the Life Solved podcast, Dr Leanne Proops talks about the psychology of relationships between pets and humans
In this special episode of Life Solved from the University of Portsmouth, Glenn Harris speaks to academics for their insight on current world events
In this episode, Professor Humphrey Southall and Paula Aucott tell us about a new mapping project that’s transforming the way we understand the present.
An enormous archive of self-published magazines is helping researchers catalogue and explore social history here at Portsmouth.
In this special episode, staff from the ICG explain their role in the UK’s ambitious plan to double investment in the space economy by 2030.
Ahead of COP 26, Dr Cressida Bowyer speaks to us about insights the University will be sharing at this years climate change conference.
In this episode, Professor Mark Gaterell demystifies the role of construction in our net-zero future.
In this episode, Professor Steve Fletcher reflects upon the outcome of conversations at COP26.
This time we're taking a tour of the innovations in technology taking place here at Portsmouth.
In this special new series of Life Solved, we explore the trends, changes and innovations that are taking place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Across 5 episodes, find out how life is changing for all of us, and University of Portsmouth researchers share their findings, ideas and observations on what a post-Covid future might look like.
In our first episode, we explore how the education and future opportunities of young people have been impacted by the pandemic, and discuss what we can learn to better support them in the future.
In this episode of Life Solved, researchers and business experts share their insights into what the Covid-19 impact means for our relationship with work in the future.
This episode of Life Solved explores what the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions have meant for human rights, democracy, trust and policing.
For the rest of this series of Life Solved, we’re delving into the world of wildlife crime.
Caroline Cox explains how her work in addressing the illegal trade in animals and plants led to supporting law change in the UK.
In this episode of Life Solved, Dr Marina Davila-Ross tells us about her work studying communication in Great Apes.
Professor Becky Milne explains how psychology and forensics can combine to serve justice and help save lives.
Understanding the minds of criminals is crucial in helping the public to outsmart crime. Professor Claire Nee explains all.
Making software and data affordable and easy to access can support developing countries in responding to natural disasters.
Discover how Dr Malcolm Whitworth studies landscapes to help predict, prevent and prepare for natural hazards.
Professor Jim Smith battles the myth of Chernobyl and explains how his safe, high-quality vodka is the first consumer product to come from the area since the 1986 disaster.
Gain an insight into the complex and far-reaching world of Development Economics with Professor Andy Thorpe.
Hear how the work of Professor Gordon Blunn and his team are revolutionising the way artificial limbs and joint replacements are integrated with the human body.
Dr Alessia Tranchese explains how she has examined the linguistics of different media to uncover the hidden violent and misogynistic narratives in our society.
How a University of Portsmouth collaboration is using art as the conduit for vital public health messaging around the world.
Children in present-day care are being failed by unconscious biases and attitudes that echo the Victorian era. Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten explains her findings.
Death and bereavement are natural life experiences, but how is our approach to education and communication letting young people down?
Portsmouth researchers explore the problems faced by sustainability in society today and new breakthroughs coming out of Portsmouth.
Dr Juliane Kaminski chats about the eyebrow muscle that dogs use to wrap us round their paws.
Professor Anastasia Callaghan talks about her and her team's effort in fighting antimicrobial resistance.
Professor Jerome Swinny has been exploring the physical link between our bodies and our life experiences.
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, Dr Sarah Fouch and her team have been looking at alternative solutions for the most pressing scenarios.
Less packaging isn’t always better for the environment. Professor Paul Trott explains how innovative food packaging can help tackle problems of food waste.
Dr Emily Nicholls takes us through her research on how gender is performed through drinking and sobriety in British culture.
Managing waste and water systems is key to human health. Professor John Williams explains how Portsmouth are rethinking those systems.
Portsmouth researchers discuss the issues that have arisen as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr John Young explores how technology is advancing treatment for many suffering with bladder conditions.
Professor Steve Fletcher explains how international cooperation on our mysterious oceans could help save environments.
Professor Peter Lee spoke to drone operators about how their job does not detach them from the act of killing.
Dr Mark Hardiman discusses climate change and how hot summers may become the norm in the UK.
Professor Arthur Butt on why deeper research into glia holds the key to treating some of our biggest illnesses.
Dr Joanne Preston shows us how she's been reintroducing native oysters to the Solent with pioneering tech.