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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 →

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 →

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 Still Going Strong!

What a year! For obvious reasons linked to COVID, it has been over 8 months since our last Environmental Extremes Lab post of our support to the Dhiman Brothers, but we have still been very active behind the scenes in… 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 →

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 →

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 →

2017-18 Academic year – Round up

As the heat wave descends and the EEL team gravitate towards the beach, we would like to round up on what we consider as another successful year for the research lab. This year we have produced fifteen peer reviewed publications,… Continue Reading →

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