Environmental Extremes Lab

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Beat the Heat Advice!

The heat wave we are currently experiencing is expected to stay with us until next Tuesday, with ambient temperatures of 35°C in some parts of the country and even 40°C in London. This is with limited cloud cover from tomorrow… Continue Reading →

Maximising your Sleep in the Heat

Sleeping in the heat is notoriously difficult. Heat can disrupt even the best sleepers, not least since core body temperature must drop to initiate sleep. This reduction in the ability to reduce core temperature means many of us are struggling… Continue Reading →

Dr Sarah Davey Flies the Flag for Para-Monte in Peru

Altitude Experience, Lessons Learnt and Top Tips During the summer, Dr Sarah Davey, a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, and a former physiologist for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and GB… Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab providing help in The Gambia

A unique chance to collaborate between the Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has arisen and given one of our PhD students (Gregor Eichhorn) the chance to travel to West Africa and help… Continue Reading →

50 Shades Of The Environmental Extremes Lab!

The Environmental Extremes Lab has invested in a new LED lighting system for our environmental chamber to enable our students to embark upon some innovative and fun research investigations around altering perception and how this might influence behavioural thermoregulation and… Continue Reading →

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 →

Upcoming Research Study Investigating Exercise-Heat Sensitivity in Female Breast Cancer Survivors vs. Age-Matched Females

We are currently recruiting female participants who have been diagnosed with breast cancer alongside healthy females (as a control group), aged 40-64 years, to take part in a research study that examines their responses to exercise in a hot environment…. Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab Represented at PPTR 2018 Conference

Recently, marked the 7th International Conference on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR), held in the beautiful city of Split, Croatia. The Conference was held over the 7th to 12th October and consisted of oral and poster presentations,… 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 →

Do Breast Cancer Survivors Respond Differently in the Heat Compared to Healthy Females?

Rebecca Relf, a Technical Instructor and PhD Student within our Environmental Extremes Lab is investigating the ‘physiological differences in females that have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer compared to those females who have not’. Why Study Cancer & Environmental… Continue Reading →

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