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(£300) Electric fan use and physical productivity under heat stress

22 June 2017

HEAT-SHIELD is a research programme funded by the European Union which aims in addressing the negative effects of climate change, i.e., increasing workplace temperature, on its working population. In this study, our team at Loughborough University are investigating the effect of a simple intervention (fan use) on physical productivity in the heat.

Participants will complete 1 hour walking in one cool and 7 different hot ambient environments. Total trials = 15.


  • Males
  • Aged 18-30 years
  • Non-smoker
  • Healthy
  • Physically active (exercise 2-3 times a week)

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About the researcher

I am a post-doctoral researcher based in Loughborough University. I specialise in Environmental Physiology and Biophysics. The research is also supervised by Prof George Havenith and Dr Simon Hodder.

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