Dr. Sean Notley is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Before arriving at HEPRU, Sean completed graduate training in the areas of work and thermal physiology at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His current research focuses on understanding the inter- and intra-individual factors that modulate human thermoregulatory function during heat stress. To date, Sean has published a combined total of >120 manuscripts, book chapters, technical reports, conference abstracts and non-scientific publications (blog and magazine articles). Sean has received >$6 million in research funding and delivered >10 invited presentations at national / international scientific meetings. He serves as a review editor for Frontiers in Physiology and is a social media ambassador for the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
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Dr. Ashley Akerman is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Ashley previously completed his undergraduate training in Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University (UK) before completing graduate training in Exercise and Environmental Physiology at the University of Otago (New Zealand). His recent research has focused on understanding acute and chronic responses to synergistic, inter-related stressors – such as exercise, heat, and hydration - and their impact on healthy individuals (e.g., adaptation for sport performance) and individuals with chronic diseases (particularly cardiovascular and metabolic disease). He is currently investigating integrative physiological responses to stress in vulnerable populations, and factors that exacerbate and mitigate these outcomes.
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Dr. James Jeremy McCormick is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Jeremy completed his graduate work in Exercise Physiology at the University of New Mexico Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science where he studied physiological responses to exercise and various dietary supplemental interventions during heat and hypoxic exposure. He also gained experience in techniques in molecular biology working with the University of New Mexico Department of Internal Medicine studying cellular stress responses in the elderly and people with chronic disease. Jeremy’s doctoral thesis examined the cellular mechanisms of autophagy and heat shock proteins in prediabetic individuals in response to exercise and simulated cellular starvation. His current research focus is the cellular stress response mechanisms to heat exposure in vulnerable populations.
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Dr. Nathalie Kirby is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Nathalie previously completed her undergraduate training in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor (Canada) before completing graduate training in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Birmingham (UK). Nathalie’s doctoral thesis examined sex differences and female responses to active and passive heat acclimation protocols for exercise performance. She has also worked with Public Health England to create physical activity guidelines for disabled adults.
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Dr. Robert D. Meade is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit and is also pursuing a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. His research is directed at understanding the physiological impacts of extreme heat events (heatwaves) and evaluating the effectiveness of commonly recommended heat-mitigation strategies (e.g., cooling centres) in healthy individuals and those with common chronic health conditions (e.g., type 2 diabetes, hypertension). He is also interested in the design of translational physiological research for complimenting public health research and practice.
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