Research and Innovation

lifesaver in choppy water

Research that's saving lives at sea

Mike Tipton's drowning prevention research is just one example of the impact we make – discover more outstanding research here

We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference. That's exactly what our research aims to do. 

Whatever the research project, our approach is always collaborative. We work across our research themes, departments and disciplines, and with local and global partners in education and industry.

It's our belief in knowledge-sharing that makes our work exceptional. It's what keeps our research relevant, and why we're home to the next generation of world-leading innovators. 

You can download our Research and Innovation Strategy to discover how we're delivering new opportunities through our globally significant research excellence.

Whether you're thinking of joining our research community or you're simply curious about the impact of our research, explore our themes, success stories, research centres, institutes, groups and networks below.  

Research themes

Research features

We've selected 15 stories of outstanding research at Portsmouth so you can discover the far-reaching impacts of our work. Delve into our research features and learn more about some of our researchers who are finding solutions to local and global problems.

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Research centres and groups

Most of our research takes place in centres, institutes, groups and networks, which bring together expertise and resources from across the University.

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Academics and research impact

We’re busy redesigning our website and this section is still a work-in-progress – but you can still find all the relevant, up-to-date details about our research using the links below. 

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