Health and wellbeing
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:
Our research deals with the most-pressing health and wellbeing issues facing society – from the challenges of caring for an ageing population, to the importance of delivering effective health and social care to the most under-represented, vulnerable or isolated groups in society.
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.
Our Dental and Oral Health research contributes to the development of evidence-based health care for patients and the wider community, and towards the high-quality education of the dental team.
We're exploring how life on Earth has evolved over time, the huge ecological consequences of human activity, and the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
We're exploring topics from child development of social skills and eye witness testimony, to the evolution of primate facial expressions and the factors affecting drug use.
Explore our features for a snapshot of our recent research work in this research theme.
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.
In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.
Portsmouth researchers discuss the issues that have arisen as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.