Are children at an elevated risk of overheating during exercise in the summer?

Summary

This project will assess the independent influence of developmental age of sweating capacity and core temperature regulation during exercise in the heat

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 thermoregulatory responses (core temperature changes and sweating) of children exercising in the summer. This work may also assess the simultaneous heat stress risk presented by excess body fat and low aerobic fitness in children. The project will be conducted in association with collaborators at Westmead hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) at the University of Sydney. The majority of the 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, Developmental age, Obesity

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1986

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