Australian summers are projected to become increasingly hotter and longer with climate change. These changes will impact people across the lifespan within a variety of different contexts; from daily living and sporting participation to vulnerable populations such as those without access to air conditioning. How do we cope, adapt and use strategies to mitigate the ill-effects of hot weather, and what policies can we implement?
Speakers: Ollie Jay, Director of Thermal Ergonomics Lab, University of Sydney; Amy Harwood, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sydney; Lily Hospers, PhD student, University of Sydney; Connor Graham, University of Sydney PhD student.
Associate professor Ollie Jay is an Associate Professor in Thermoregulatory Physiology, and Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, and Lead Researcher of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) Research Node on Climate Adaptation and Health. His research activities primarily focus on developing a better understanding of the physiological and physical factors that determine human heat strain and the associated risk of heat-related health problems during work and/or physical activity, as well as among the general population during heat waves.
Dr Amy Harwood is a postdoc research fellow with the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory
Lily Hospers is a PhD student at the University of Sydney
Connor Graham is a PhD student at the University of Sydney
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