Our undergraduate students (2023) explored the effect of convective airflow on body temperature in a range of extreme environmental temperatures. They also trialed wearable technology in these extreme environments that reported core body temperature.
Harriet, James & Jack (pictured below L to R) spent several months in the environmental facilities testing a number of participants in extreme temperatures between 37 and 45 degrees C. The project generated some very interesting insight into how we tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature.
MRes student George Barton joined the laboratory in the beginning of 2022 as an intercalating medical student to explore the biochemical responses to uncompensatable heat stress, with support from PhD student Lee Ager.
Our final year undergraduate students in 2020 exploring the effect of regional cooling strategies on perception and exercise tolerance in hot environments, using infrared thermal imaging, skin and core temperature measurement.