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Faculty of Science and Health

Explore the research and teaching activities that take place across the schools and departments in our Faculty of Science and Health

The Faculty of Science and Health is the University's largest faculty, and offers courses in environmental, health, and life sciences. We support these courses by offering an excellent research and innovation base and with our professional and clinical practice.

We work in strategic partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), which aims to make both the Trust and the University centres of excellence for collaborative education, training and innovation.

By supporting new capacity, projects and infrastructure, the partnership will also enable us to deliver excellent research that's relevant to local people – with a particular focus on the development and application of new healthcare technologies.

We also work in partnership with many other businesses and organisations – from Adidas to the Ministry of Defence – and our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers across many industries.

Academics, clinicians and practitioners work together to provide a rich learning experience for our students. Our courses reflect this by allowing our students to learn through a variety of methods – mixing practical, research and theoretical content alongside direct experiences, such as work placements, experimentation or simulations.

Our students also enjoy a shared working and learning environment that reflects the workplaces they will encounter when they graduate. Students participate in our innovation and research work, and build networks through these experiences.

More than 75% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021) with 90% of our Impact Case Studies rated as outstanding or very considerable in terms of their reach and significance. This includes research developing environmental management tools to help the Ukraine better manage the Chernobyl exclusion zone, research that has transformed military and intelligence interrogation practice across security and counter-terrorism agencies, research improving detection rates of oesophageal cancer and water safety research that has informed international and UK policies, changed behaviour and practice, and saved lives.

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Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer within the following areas.


Explore the work we're doing across the 8 research areas that sit within the Faculty of Science and Health.

Our research centres

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research centres – find out more below. 

Our staff

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Professor Sherria Hoskins

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Mrs Kirsten Farrell-Savage

  • Job Title Associate Dean (Students)
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  • Department School of Health and Care Professions
  • Faculty Faculty of Science and Health
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Professor Joy Watts

  • Job Title Interim Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) and Professor of Environmental Microbiology
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  • Department School of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty Faculty of Science and Health
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Neil Weston

  • Job Title Associate Dean (Global Engagement and Education Partnerships)
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  • Faculty Faculty of Science and Health
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr David Franklin

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Dr Jo Corbett

  • Job Title Deputy Associate Dean (and Reader in Environmental Physiology)
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  • Department School of Sport Health and Exercise Science
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  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor

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