Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Professor Mike Tipton
- Qualifications: PhD
- Role Title: Professor of Human & Applied Physiology
- Address: Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2ER
- Telephone: 023 9284 5168
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: Department of Sport & Exercise Science
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I joined the University of Portsmouth from Surrey in 1999. In addition to my University positions, I was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) from 1983 to 2004 and was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Division from 1996. I have spent 30 years working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology. Myself and my colleagues in the Extreme Environments Laboratory examine the physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments and the selection, preparation and protection of those who enter such environments. I am Director of Research for the Department of Sport & Exercise Science, I provide advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.
I currently teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Portsmouth and at other Universities within the UK (eg King’s College London, Birmingham Medical School). I give about 20 invited lectures/keynote presentations in the UK or abroad each year. I have a cohort of PhD students based at the University and abroad.
The physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments and the selection, preparation and protection of those who enter such environments.
90 projects with funding exceeding £4 million. Recent projects have been with the Oil industry (Energy Institute), Royal National Lifeboat Institution, US Coastguard, Marine Coastguard Agency, UK Sport, Decathlon and WL Gore.
Over 200 invited international keynote presentations.
Over 200 media (TV, radio, newspaper) contributions since 2008 on topics including survival at sea, the heat waves and trapped Chilean miners.
The laboratory is the designated thermal laboratory for both UKSport and the Fuch’s Foundation and collaborates internationally (Australia, France, Japan, Slovenia) via the EPERE group (http://www.uow.edu.au/health/epere/). I also collaborate with colleagues in Canada and Sweden as well as King’s College, London University and Birmingham University.
Postgraduate Research Supervised
Over 25 postgraduates supervised to successful completion. Currently supervising students working in areas such as: cardiac responses to initial immersion in cold water; simulating solar radiation; clothing and exercise in cold water; heat acclimation; surveillance; non-freezing cold injury; clothing and thermoregulation.
Achievement and Recognition
Recent awards for the group include:
2007 NATO OTAN HFM Panel Excellence Award.
2008 Ergonomics Society Ulf Aberg Post-graduate Award for PhD student.
2008 Winner SHP IOSH Awards Best Health & Safety Achievement in Heath Care and Emergency Services.
2010 Prof Tom Reilly Doctoral Dissertation of the Year Award, British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences, for Ph.D student.
2011 Best Presentation Award World Conference on Drowning Prevention, Vietnam.
2012 Best Paper award International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, UK.
2012 Best Paper award ICHES 2011 October, Japanese Society of Human-Environment System, Japan.
2012 "The Cameron Award" for best presentation at the FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) sports medicine conference, Istanbul.
Member of the Physiological Society.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
1995-2001 - Member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
2007-2012 - Member, International Open Water Drowning Prevention Task Force.
2008-2013 - Chairman, UKSport Research & Innovation Advisory Group.
2009-2011 - Member, Expert panel for Fire & Resilience Directorate
2011-2012 - Member, Diving Medical Advisory Committee, Workshop on emergency decompression
2003-2012 - Consultant Advisor in Survival Medicine to the Royal Air Force.
2012-2013 - Deputy Chairman of the MoD Non-Freezing Cold Injury Review Group
2004 - Honorary Life Member, International Association of Sea Survival Trainers.
2005-present - Member, Medical committee for the Society for Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.
2006-present - Member, Medical & Survival Committee, Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
2007-present - Member, Medical Advisory Board, Surf Lifesaving Association, UK.
2008-present - Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
2008-present - International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics - Organizing committee.
2008-present - Maritime Coastguard Agency, Lifejacket Expert Panel Member.
2009-present - Member, Energy Institute (Oil Industry) Health Technical Committee.
2011-present - Senior Editor, Extreme Physiology & Medicine
2012-present - Patron of the SARbot charity.
2012-present - Trustee of Surf Lifesaving GB.
2013-present - Consultant for the European Commission Research Executive Agency