Environmental Extremes Lab

Safe and effective exercise in environmental extremes

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Alan Richardson

Women Firefighters’ International Survey

A recently published paper written by Dr Emily Watkins in Women’s Health Issues has received significant media interest around the world. The study aimed to identify specific health and well-being concerns of women firefighters. The survey was developed in collaboration with… Continue Reading →

Elderly people during heatwaves

The Problem The Met Office announced a level 3 heatwave warning earlier this week and today could be the hottest day on record. The EEL team discuss the increasing trend in hot summers here in the UK and provide readers… Continue Reading →

2017-18 Academic year – Round up

As the heat wave descends and the EEL team gravitate towards the beach, we would like to round up on what we consider as another successful year for the research lab. This year we have produced fifteen peer reviewed publications,… Continue Reading →

Fire Service Instructors’ Working Practices: A UK Survey

One of the latest papers published by our group (Emily Watkins, Mark Hayes, Peter Watt, & Alan Richardson) is from a national UK fire fighter and fire instructor survey on their current heat exposure practices and health. The full text… Continue Reading →

Practical Pre-Cooling Methods for PPE wearers

Research by Emily Watkins into practical pre-cooling methods for PPE wearers during severe heat exposure was published in Applied Ergonomics today (15/2/18). Pre-cooling is a method used to reduce core temperature, heart rate, and the sensation of being hot when individuals… Continue Reading →

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