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 and Social Care
We're exploring managing the demands of an ageing population, rising numbers of mental health problems, and increasing complex, long-term health problems. Explore our Health and Social Care research.
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.
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.
Dental and Oral Health
We're developing evidence-based health care for patients and the wider community, and higher-quality education for dental teams. Explore our dental & oral health research.
We're exploring how to treat genetic disorders, identifying novel targets for drugs and searching for advances in treatments that could impact millions. Explore our biological sciences research.
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.
Sports and Exercise Science
We're researching sport and exercise science with the goal of enhancing human performance and health.
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.
How to prepare our oceans for one of climate change’s silent killers
National Survey finds microplastics pollution around Britain’s coastline up to 100 times worse than previously recorded
Virtual burglaries to shine light on why criminals often work in pairs
Uncovering the history of Hampshire-based design icon Betty Joel
Academic helps give new life to Sherlock Holmes story collection
Ukraine war: tensions rise in Crimea as Russia prepares for a likely spring offensive
Hayley Irvine: The simulation suite facilities are second-to-none
Lie detectors: body language tells us surprisingly little about whether someone is being honest
David Jones: I want to finish my PhD and make a difference to ocean conservation
The Last of Us – a show that surprised and challenged audiences, even those who had played the game
Life SolvedView all
Using Robotics to Support Physical Recovery ft. Amy Wright
Tackling Racial & Gender Inequality in TV and Film ft. Professor Deborah Shaw
How Fashion and the Internet are Changing the Status of Women in Iran ft. Dr Mahsa Ghaffari
Fraud Falling Under the Radar ft. Professor Mark Button
The Evolution of Cybersexualities ft. Dr Trudy Barber
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.