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- $2.2 million in research funding and grants since 2018
- 50+ peer reviewed papers published since 2017
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Led by Associate Professor Ollie Jay, the research activities of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory aim to inform policies and recommendations put forth by public health authorities, sporting bodies, and government organisations, and subsequently provide better protection for the most vulnerable individuals and communities during hot weather.
Our research is conducted under the supervision of Associate Professor Ollie Jay, Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory and Lead Researcher for the Research Node on Climate Adaptation and Health at the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC).
Our research activities largely fall under the following areas:
Amy is working on the NHMRC Older Adults Cooling Strategy Project to develop the most effective cooling methods for healthy and hypertensive older adults during extreme heat events.
James is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory. His research focusses on the physiological responses of children and adolescents during exercise in environmental extremes. His other research interests include the impacts of heat stress in vulnerable populations.
Nicole studies the implications of thermal stress on integrative physiology. Her research investigates physiological signals that contribute to engaging in voluntary cool-seeking behaviours, and how this helps to promote heat loss and mitigate heat-related symptoms for both healthy populations and individuals with heat-sensitive Multiple Sclerosis.