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We're exploring life as it's lived

We're developing new ways to understand and manage the health and wellbeing of people around the world

The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

Under Professor Gordon Blunn's directorship—and in partnership with Portsmouth Hospital Trust—we develop and test our technologies in real settings and work to understand the mechanisms underlying health and disease.

Our research areas

Many of the University's research areas deal directly with issues of health and wellbeing, including:

Health Informatics

We're improving the design of computer systems and wellbeing services to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient and cost-effective, and we're exploring how technology can influence lifestyle choices and reduce health risks.

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Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical sciences

We're improving our understanding of how the body functions, how disease effects these functions, and the genetic and molecular drivers for illness. Explore our pharmacy pharmacology and biomedical sciences research.

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Dental and oral health

We're developing evidence-based health care for patients and the wider community, and higher-quality education for dental teams.

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Biological Sciences

We're exploring how to treat genetic disorders, identifying novel targets for drugs and searching for advances in treatments that could impact millions. 

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Psychology

We're exploring topics from child development of social skills to eye witness testimony, and from the evolution of primate facial expressions to factors affecting drug use. Explore our psychology research.

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Research features

Explore our features for a snapshot of our recent research work in this research theme.

The therapy that could transform facial palsy care

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Help smokers kick the habit

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A life-saving solution in the palm of your hand

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News, blogs, and podcasts

Find our more about our latest research successes, read blogs by our academics and listen to the latest ideas and discoveries that look set to change our lives in our Life Solved podcast.

News

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X-ray immediately after ischemic stroke induction, the mice received a single exposure to sham irradiation as control or LD X-ray irradiation at 300mGy.

The therapeutic potential of low-dose radiation for TBI and stroke

9 February 2024

The therapeutic potential of low-dose radiation for TBI and stroke
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Organic compound found in trees could prevent contact lens eye infections

7 February 2024

Organic compound found in trees could prevent contact lens eye infections
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Students offered safe space to share emotional challenges of working in health and social care

1 February 2024

Students offered safe space to share emotional challenges of working in health and social care
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‘’Feel good’’ hormone could explain why exercise helps boost your brain

12 January 2024

‘’Feel good’’ hormone could explain why exercise helps boost your brain
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University honorary degree recipient given British Empire Medal in New Year Honours

2 January 2024

University honorary degree recipient given British Empire Medal in New Year Honours

Blogs

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How I found my placement

How I found my placement
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Vladimir Putin has never understood why Ukrainians want to control their own destiny

Ostap Kushnir

Vladimir Putin has never understood why Ukrainians want to control their own destiny
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It Happened One Night at 90: the film that defined the romantic comedy

Alexander Sergeant

It Happened One Night at 90: the film that defined the romantic comedy
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The 100-hour war between El Salvador and Honduras is famous for starting with a football match – the truth is more complicated

Pedro Dutra Salgado

The 100-hour war between El Salvador and Honduras is famous for starting with a football match – the truth is more complicated
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Russia’s space weapon: anti-satellite systems are indiscriminate, posing a risk to everyone’s spacecraft

Russia’s space weapon: anti-satellite systems are indiscriminate, posing a risk to everyone’s spacecraft

Life Solved

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When Will the Cost of Living Crisis End?

When Will the Cost of Living Crisis End?
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The Science Of Smells

The Science Of Smells
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Is The World Becoming Less Democratic?

Is The World Becoming Less Democratic?
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How Incels Use TikTok To Spread Hate & Lies

How Incels Use TikTok To Spread Hate & Lies
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UFOs or UF-No’s?

UFOs or UF-No’s?

Health and Wellbeing Blog

Our health and wellbeing researchers write about the importance and impact of self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

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