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Practitioner-focused Learning Enables MSc Student to Provide Support to Ice Ultra Marathon Athlete

The Applied Physiology MSc degrees, Applied Sport Physiology and Applied Exercise Physiology are designed around four pillars: practitioner-focused, physiology skill-centred, science in practice and personal and professional development.  A priority throughout the degrees is to develop a blend of hard,… 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 →

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 →

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 →

MDS News: Environmental Extremes Lab Supports Josie Adams

This year some of our MSc Applied Sport/Exercise Physiology students (Serdar Hussein, Sarah Pickering, Niforissa Musa, Mari-Anne Elder, Adam Crook and Harrison Collier-Bain) helped support Josie Adams, ambassador to the Para-Monte altitude awareness charity that we work closely with, in… Continue Reading →

University of Brighton Students Inform the English Institute of Sport Pre Tokyo 2020

On Wednesday 20th March, eighteen BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science students from the University of Brighton visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre to present their dissertation findings to practitioners of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) around optimising performance… Continue Reading →

Memorandum of Understanding between the English Institute of Sport and the University of Brighton up to Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Benefits our Students

On the 6th November 2018, Dr Neil Maxwell on behalf of the University of Brighton signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the English Institute of Sport (EIS) to signify a statement of intent to collaborate.  This MoU reflects the… Continue Reading →

New PhD Student – Swimming & Altitude Training

We welcome Ben Scott to our Environmental Extremes Lab, new PhD Physiologist with British Swimming who starts his doctorate, entitled ‘Profiling Elite Swimmers and Responsiveness to Altitude Training’. This is an interesting project with it being funded by British Swimming with… Continue Reading →

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 →

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