Dr Jim House
Reader in Environmental Physiology
Educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Portsmouth, I joined UoP in May 2008 after an 18 year research career at the Royal Navy's Institute of Naval Medicine investigating aspects of operational performance and survival in extreme environments, particularly in relation to operations in hot climates. A past consultant advisor to UK Sport, the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association, I was involved in most Olympic and Paralympics Sports’ preparations for the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics between 2004 and 2008. I am currently working on a series of contracted research programmes primarily in occupational and thermal physiology for the Ministry of Defence and UK Fire and Rescue Services. Currently Chair of the Science Faculty Ethics Committee.
My contracted research is primarily in relation to thermal and occupational physiology, often in relation to wearing of restrictive personal protective equipment. With the assistance of undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, I also conduct research into novel methods of cooling humans, particularly in relation to military personnel and those wearing protective clothing, and also in methods of improving performnce in the heat, and protection from severe heat insult.