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The University has four key research areas:

Environment and Engineering

Historically, one of the key research strengths of Solent has been in maritime, with its long history and association with shipping, ports and seafarer training. Our goal is to pursue and build world-leading science and engineering research, to be a leader in the creation, sharing, and application of insight, innovation, and knowledge for a safe and sustainable maritime future.

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Human Function and Health

This exciting research area brings together the expertise of academics from health and exercise psychology, sports psychology, psychophysiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, physiotherapy, nursing and neuroscience.

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Media, Culture and Arts

The multidisciplinarity of the area is demonstrated in a snapshot of research topics returned to REF, including, music festivals; sex on screen; privacy and digital culture; documentary and digital ethics; photographic works of landscapes; and screen acting, stardom and performance.

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Social Research and Policy

Our portfolio of social research is rich and diverse, with some of the most pressing societal concerns at the forefront of exploration. Solent University's social research concerns improving individual and community wellbeing through practice, provision, and policy.

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