Preventing Heat Exhaustion in Professional Tennis (able-bodied and wheelchair)

Summary

This project provides a post-graduate research opportunity to work on a study aimed at contributing to the development an evidence-based Extreme Heat Policy for professional tennis (able-bodied and wheelchair).

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Ollie Jay

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Up to two post-graduate students (PhD or Masters) are sought to work on a project that will develop new guidelines indicating when tennis matches should be suspended because of extreme heat (such as in the 2014 Australian Tennis Open), and assess how these guidelines should be altered for wheelchair tennis players. The candidate(s) may have the opportunity to work with professional tennis players and international collaborators during their studies. Their research will include laboratory-based data collection using simulated thermal environments in the state-of-the-art climatic chamber situated at Cumberland campus, and possibly field-based data collection during either actual or simulated tournament play.

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 and sport science. Professional conduct, personal organization, communication, written skill, mathematical competence 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

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1988

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