The research which formed my PhD involved developing a running heat tolerance test to assess changes in heat tolerance and investigating the mechanism and optimisation of heat acclimation for female athletes, with the introduction of a novel heat acclimation strategy using combined passive exposure to sauna conditions and traditional exercise heat acclimation.
I presented this research at the:
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) student conference (Cardiff, 2013)
- Training and Competing in the Heat international conference (Qatar, 2014)
- European College of Sport Science (ECSS) international conference (Sweden, 2015)
- International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE) (UK, 2015)
- Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR) (Slovenia, 2016).
At PPTR I received the American Journal of Physiology –Regulatory, Integrated, and Comparative Physiology, young investigator award.