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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 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.

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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. Explore our dental & oral health research.

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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. Explore our biological sciences research.

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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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Sports and Exercise Science

We're researching sport and exercise science with the goal of enhancing human performance and health.

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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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Subtle hostile social media messaging is being missed by artificial intelligence tools

2 February 2023

Subtle hostile social media messaging is being missed by artificial intelligence tools

Government funding boost for The Water Mill project

2 February 2023

Government funding boost for The Water Mill project

War tourists fighting on a virtual front, since Ukraine-Russia war

2 February 2023

War tourists fighting on a virtual front, since Ukraine-Russia war

Plastic is moving quickly from our shops to our bins

1 February 2023

Plastic is moving quickly from our shops to our bins

Portsmouth and South Coast Business Week

30 January 2023

Portsmouth and South Coast Business Week

Blogs

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Virtual Reality Relics ft Dr Claire Bailey-Ross

Virtual Reality Relics ft Dr Claire Bailey-Ross

Spotlight on Mission Driven Entrepreneurship: Hacking for Ministry of Defence

Harriet Dunbar-Morris

Spotlight on Mission Driven Entrepreneurship: Hacking for Ministry of Defence

Imagination Soars

Imagination Soars

‘Blue marble’: how half a century of climate change has altered the face of the Earth

‘Blue marble’: how half a century of climate change has altered the face of the Earth

Double Vision - A roadmap to double medical school places

Sherria Hoskins

Double Vision - A roadmap to double medical school places

Life Solved

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Virtual Reality Relics ft Dr Claire Bailey-Ross

Virtual Reality Relics ft Dr Claire Bailey-Ross

How to Solve the UK’s Water Crisis ft. Dr Peter Cruddas

How to Solve the UK’s Water Crisis ft. Dr Peter Cruddas

Rise of the Film Franchise ft. Professor Lincoln Geraghty

Rise of the Film Franchise ft. Professor Lincoln Geraghty

Mapping Microplastics ft. Dr Fay Couceiro

Mapping Microplastics ft. Dr Fay Couceiro

The Power of Public Perception in the Fight Against Climate Change ft. Dr Chris Jones

The Power of Public Perception in the Fight Against Climate Change ft. Dr Chris Jones

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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