Sport and Exercise Science
Professor Michael Tipton
Sport and Exercise Science
Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2ER
Professor Tipton joined the University of Portsmouth from Surrey in 1999. In addition to his University positions, Professor Tipton was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) from 1983 to 2004 and was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Division from 1996. He has spent 30 years working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and has published over 450 scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas. Professor Tipton is the Consultant in Survival and Thermal Medicine to the Royal Air Force; he sits on the RNLI’s Medical & Survival Committee, the Medical Committee for the Society for Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, he chairs UKSport’s Research Advisory Group, he is a Trustee and Director of Surf Lifesaving GB, and Patron of the SARbot charity. Professor Tipton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.
Professor Tipton currently teaches on a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Portsmouth and at other Universities within the UK (e.g. King’s College London, Birmingham Medical School). He gives about 20 invited lectures in the UK or abroad each year. Professor Tipton has a cohort of PhD student based at the University and abroad.
Professor Tipton is Director of Research for the Department of Sport & Exercise Science. He and his colleagues examine the physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments and the selection, preparation and protection of those who enter such environments. 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. The laboratory is the designated thermal laboratory for both UKSport and the Fuch’s Foundation and collaborate internationally via the EPERE group (http://www.uow.edu.au/health/epere/). Recent awards for the group include:
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.
Publications before 2008
Taylor, N., Mekjavic, I. B. & Tipton (2007) Human performance in the cold: the physiology of acute cold exposure. In: Physiological bases of human performance during work and exercise. Editors: Nigel A.S. Taylor, Herbert Groeller and Peter L. McLennan
Tipton, M. J., Pandolf, K., Sawka, M., Werner, J. & Talor, N. A. S. (2007) Physiological adaptation to hot and cold environments. Chapter in: Human performance in the cold: the physiology of acute cold exposure. In: Physiological bases of human performance during work and exercise. Editors: Nigel A.S. Taylor, Herbert Groeller and Peter L. McLennan.
85 projects totalling £4 million