Human heat acclimation for sporting events in different environments

Summary

The project will assess the optimal heat acclimation strategies for athletes preparing to compete in different environmental conditions.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Ollie Jay

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

A post-graduate student (PhD or Masters) is sought to work on a project that will evaluate the prevailing mechanisms responsible for human adaptation to extreme heat. This overall purpose of this work is to identify the optimal heat acclimation protocols that are prescribed to workers and athletes preparing for extreme heat exposure. The project will be conducted in association with collaborators at the University of Sydney, and possibly the United States and/or Canada. The majority of their research will involve laboratory-based data collection using simulated thermal environments in the state-of-the-art climatic chamber situated at Cumberland campus.

Additional Information

This opportunity is open for application to highly motivated students looking to complete a post-graduate degree, with an interest and passion for exercise physiology. Professional conduct, personal organization, communication, written skill, a good basic knowledge of physiology and punctuality will be important.Funding in the form of a scholarship may be available. The successful applicant(s) will be based at The Cumberland Campus under the supervision of Dr. Ollie Jay.

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Keywords

thermoregulation, heat stress, sweating, adaptation, physiology

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1907

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