Environmental Extremes Lab

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Heat Illness Susceptibility Questionnaire Trialled at Brighton Marathon

This year members of the Environmental Extreme Lab (EEL) returned to the medical tent at the Brighton Marathon to carry out heat illness prevention research. The purpose of this year’s research was to collect questionnaire data on runners who were suffering… Continue Reading →

Hercule Poirot and Suchet Family Supported Before Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu!

“In a nutshell, your advice was not only spot on, it saved us. I believe that if your words about “Headache+1” had not gone through my head on that first night, I would have toughed it out, and in Dougie’s… 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 →

Marathon des Sables Support 2018…2 Months To Go!

With only two months to go until the 33rd annual Marathon des Sables 2018 race, the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Laboratory (EEL) has been busy completing many one-off heat pre-screening tests and arranging heat acclimation protocols for ultra-endurance runners… Continue Reading →

Para-Monte Altitude App Goes Live

Para-Monte release their altitude sickness app. Please download and encourage anyone going to altitude to do the same.

EEL Beat the Heat with Science!

Dr Neil Maxwell and a number of the Environmental Extremes Lab presented ‘Beat the heat with science’ at the British Science Festival Event in Falmer on the 5th September 2017. The presentation consisted of live experiments, myths and a range… Continue Reading →

Altitude Support for British Airways

  The Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit (SESCU) and Para-Monte have recently supported six members of staff from British Airways prior to their climb of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) in Morocco for Comic Relief. They visited the lab and performed… Continue Reading →

Marathon Des Sables 2017

Building on the success of last year, the SESCU team worked with 10 contenders in the Marathon des Sables, prior to their journey to Morocco. Endurance runners from all over the UK and as far as Switzerland have sought out… Continue Reading →

EEL Contribute to Para-Monte Open Day

A special event took place at the Sport and Exercise Science Laboratories in Eastbourne campus on Saturday 28 January 2017 when the Para-Monte charity presented the University of Brighton with a cheque for £10,000.

School Prizes to Carl James and Rebecca Relf!

Congratulations to Carl James and Rebecca Relf for winning the 2016 School of Sport and Service Management prizes for the following categories, respectively; Research Student award for best piece of work and Best Masters Student piece of work. The awards… Continue Reading →

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