Areas of expertise
Our research aims to make a difference to the world
Collaborative, multi-disciplinary and always relevant, our work seeks answers to big questions shaping the future of the planet and society.
We're already making an impact with several recent major breakthroughs – from the discovery of a new mutant enzyme that could help defeat plastic pollution, to pioneering work exploring the mysteries of the earliest moments of the Universe.
Browse our areas of expertise below and learn more about our research, our publication highlights and our research projects.
Research themes, centres and culture
Find out more about research at the University of Portsmouth.
We prioritise research that tackles key current issues, which we've grouped into 5 interconnected themes.
From enzyme innovation to observing the cosmos, discover where our research takes place.