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Discover the University of Portsmouth through our podcasts. Here you'll find interviews with researchers, lecturers, as well as graduates and current students highlighting some of the best parts of being at our university.

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Discover the University of Portsmouth through our podcasts. Here you'll find interviews with researchers, lecturers, as well as graduates and current students highlighting some of the best parts of being at our university.

    Pompey player, Christian Burgess talks health and climate change

    Pompey player, Christian Burgess talks health and climate change

    The University of Portsmouth is joined by guest Christian Burgess to hear about how the Pompey player is keeping fit and healthy during lockdown and his passion for the environment.

    • 37 min
    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Lindsey Cole

    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Lindsey Cole

    In this podcast, Dr Heather Massey, one of our lecturers in Sport and Exercise Physiology, hosts a series of interviews with individuals who live, work and play in Extreme Environments. She speaks to them to find out more about what they do and how the environment affects them.

    Growing awareness of aboriginal culture in Australia promoted our first guest to go for a ‘short’ walk in the heat of the Australian outback. Heather interviews Lindsey Cole, adventurer, environmentalist, writer and a speaker, about her adventures and in particular retracing the steps of Molly, Daisy and Grace who walked the rabbit-proof fence, a 1000 mile walk home across Western Australia whilst evading capture.

    • 18 min
    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Ice Swimming

    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Ice Swimming

    In this podcast, Dr Heather Massey, one of our lecturers in Sport and Exercise Physiology, hosts a series of interviews with individuals who live, work and play in Extreme Environments. She speaks to them to find out more about what they do and how the environment affects them.

    Plunging in to cold water is a regular activity for the guests in this episode. Heather speaks to competitors, event organisers and the event medical director at the recent International Ice Swimming Association Great Britain Championships held at Sandford Lido. The conversations explore the effect of cold water on the body, how these ice swimmers support each other and they provide advice on the precautions which need to be taken if you are interested in taking up outdoor swimming in cold water.

    • 23 min
    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Josh L Jones

    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Josh L Jones

    In this podcast, Dr Heather Massey, one of our lecturers in Sport and Exercise Physiology, hosts a series of interviews with individuals who live, work and play in Extreme Environments. She speaks to them to find out more about what they do and how the environment affects them.

    Josh Llewellyn Jones’ parents were told he would be dead before reaching his 30thBirthday because he has Cystic Fibrosis. Josh celebrated his 32nd birthday by swimming 21miles, cycling from London to Dover and then running from London to Cardiff all in 5 days. Josh talks to Heather about his past and future challenges and how exercise is the key to him maintaining his health.

    • 30 min
    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Matt Wilkes

    Humans in Extremes Podcast - Matt Wilkes

    In this podcast, Dr Heather Massey, one of our lecturers in Sport and Exercise Physiology, hosts a series of interviews with individuals who live, work and play in Extreme Environments. She speaks to them to find out more about what they do and how the environment affects them.

    Dealing with very sick people either half way up Everest or in intensive care beds in the UK is all in a days work for our latest guest. In this episode, Heather interviews Dr Matt Wilkes, an anaesthetists who works as an altitude medic, as well as being a paragliding pilot, and a PhD student working on improving the safety of all modes of ‘free flight’ through his Free Flight Physiology project. Their conversation explores wilderness medicine and the effect of altitude both on land and in the air.

    • 19 min
    Episode 5: “I wear a few different capes” with Dr Zoe Saynor

    Episode 5: “I wear a few different capes” with Dr Zoe Saynor

    Dr Zoe Saynor talks about her experiences as a Harlequins Ladies player in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, and about her career as an international renowned academic.

    • 28 min

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