Research centres and groups
Our research centres, institutes, groups, clusters and networks bring together expertise and resources from across the University to tackle the planet's pressing issues.
Research centres and institutes
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Explore the work we're doing in other research centres and institutes across the University.
Academics and researchers in our School of Mathematics and Physics come together to conduct applied physics research in areas including quantum information technologies, quantum optics, quantum foundations, advanced materials, and cosmology and gravitation.
The Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR) is the UK’s first integrated facility to support innovation in the creative and digital technologies of virtual, augmented and extended realities.
At the Centre for Applied Research & Innovation in Language Sciences & Education we explore how language is shown in the brain, how its produced & understood
We're working to save the natural world from the environmental problems humanity has caused. Our current projects involve finding the solution to one of the world's greatest environmental challenges - plastic waste. Find out more about our research and breakthroughs.
Our Centre for European & International Studies Research is a community of linguists, historians, sociologists, political scientists & anthropologists
Our research in the field of computational intelligence incorporates a range of topics such as data mining, neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary optimisation, machine learning, pattern recognition, user-adaptive systems, computer graphics, computer vision and bioinformatics.
Our construction management and surveying researchers explore sustainability and regeneration, quantity surveying and construction law, the application of computer systems in construction, and design in construction processes.
We are investigating natural and man-made hazards through geology, geotechnology, geography & disaster management. We aim to improve communities' resilience to hazards.
We study organisms and micro-organisms and explore their potential to impact their environments. Our work helps reach goals like preventing the decay of historic wood or attacking harmful cyanobacterial blooms.
This University of Portsmouth research group was one of the pioneers in establishing Constructed Wetlands. Explore their previous research projects.
We focus on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of development and differentiation. Our analyses include gene regulatory networks, retinoid signalling and disease states.
The Forensic Innovation Centre is a unique partnership with Hampshire Constabulary. It merges day-to-day forensic activity with research and education on the university campus.
Quality education is every child's right, but is denied to millions. Our research engages with social justice and the barriers to education access.
Our interdisciplinary team carries out theoretical and policy-relevant research into international population health, inequalities in health and health outcomes.
We're at the forefront of research in human interaction with marine environments, from molecular to ecosystem levels, working with partners around the world.
The MICE hub researches mental health in childhood and education, and promotes work in the field through local, national and international networks.
We study organisms, from their molecular to whole animal levels, to understand molecular mechanisms of disease and to develop new therapeutic approaches.
Our research covers British, American and European writing and culture of the 19th century, including writers with links to Portsmouth such as Dickens.
We explore life experiences. Our research includes empowering people with learning disabilities, exploring wellbeing, enhancing life in later years, and more.
Our research focuses on risk, the delivery of security, and the control of fraud. We develop applied research that can inform policy and practice.
Our researchers work on Edwardian and modernist literature, and share a strong interest in contemporary culture's use of the literary and cultural past.