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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 →

Heat Acclimation before the 36th MDS: Key Moments and Reflections

 Background The Marathon des Sables (MDS) is a multi-stage, ultra-endurance event that takes place across the Sahara Desert, Morocco. Open to runners and walkers, the foot race consists of six stages, with the fourth stage being the longest, and runners… Continue Reading →

Providing Heat Acclimation Support to the WeirWolf in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020/21 Paralympic Games!

This summer, the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) was invited to to provide heat acclimation support to Paralympic legend, David Weir CBE, in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, working alongside Dr Richard Burden (English Institute of… Continue Reading →

EEL Team Mitigate Effects of Severe Heat Stress in 35th Marathon Des Sables…Reflections from the Athletes and Team

The Marathon Des Sables (MdS) is a 250km multi-stage race across the Saharan Desert in searing temperatures, often quoted as the “toughest footrace on the planet”. This year the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) supported 5 athletes with… Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab’s Contribution to Heat Mitigation in Tokyo 2020/21 Olympic and Paralympic Games

So It has been a hell of a last 18 months and it is difficult to process the magnitude of what we have experienced in the wake of the pandemic. However, as we are days away from the opening of… Continue Reading →

Dhiman Brothers take on the Jungle Survival Marathon

Over 6 days in the heart of the Belize Jungle, 2 brave athletes were faced with the hardest challenge, both physically and mentally that they had ever had to confront. The Jungle Survival Marathon entailed 6 days of survival training… 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 →

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