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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 →

Teaching Environmental Physiology During the Pandemic

These last eighteen months or so have made us rethink how we teach environmental physiology here at the University of Brighton as we have had to navigate the impact the pandemic was having on delivery. A previous blog post reinforced… 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 →

Student Expedition News: 15 Years and Going Strong!

Well done to our SI627 – Expedition Physiology – students for another successful expedition, marking the 15th consecutive year since Dr Neil Maxwell started the module and the annual trip in 2004. This year, again led by Dr Alan Richardson, saw us back… Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab Supports 94 Students this Year!

We have been a bit silent on the Environmental Extremes Lab Blog recently. In part, this has allowed us to recharge the batteries after a very busy last academic year. Nevertheless, plenty has been going on over the summer and… Continue Reading →

Dr Alan Richardson Secures Funding to Support UK Firefighters

Congratulations to Dr Alan Richardson and the occupational team (Associate Professor Peter Watt, Dr. Mark Hayes and Emily Watkins) of the Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) who recently secured funding to support their research investigating firefighter and instructor health.

Dr Ash Willmott Joins Environmental Extremes Lab Lecturing Staff!

Welcome to Ash Willmott who joins our sport and exercise science lecturing team for the next 6 months. As many will know, Ash has been with us for some years now, first as an undergraduate BSc Sport and Exercise Science Student… Continue Reading →

EEL Contribute to a BASES Expert Statement

Dr. Neil Maxwell and Dr Oli Gibson (now Brunel University) were featured on the front page of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) autumn issue of the Sport and Exercise Scientist magazine for having contributed. Led by… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to Prof Nick Webborn – 2nd time on Power 100 List!

Congratulations to Professor Nick Webborn OBE who for the second time has been named in the Shaw Trust Power 100 list. The list is a celebration of Britain’s most influential persons with a disability or impairment. The Chief Executive of… Continue Reading →

EEL Present at House of Lords Select Committee!

Dr Neil Maxwell and Rebecca Relf (Technical Instructor and PhD Student) were invited to present to a House of Lords Government Select Committee on Breast Cancer Symptom Management in November, to talk about their up-coming research linked to heat sensitivity… Continue Reading →

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