Articles

                                                                             Book Chapters

Heat.
Brearley M, Saunders P. In Physiological tests for elite athletes. 2nd Ed. Edited by RK Tanner and CJ Gore. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2013

Heat Acclimatisation and Monitoring.
Brearley M. In Australian Olympic Team Handbook: Games of the XXIXth Olympiad, Beijing, China, 2008


                                                                    Selected Journal Articles

Should workers avoid consumption of chilled fluids in a hot and humid climate?
 Brearley M. Safety and Health at Work. In Press.

The Case for Heat Acclimatisation of Disaster Responders - an Australian Perspective. Brearley M, Norton I, Trewin A. Frontiers in Public Health. 5:98, 2017

Characteristics of Trauma Mortality in Northern Territory, Australia.
McDermott K, Brearley M, Hudson S, Ward L. Read D. Injury Epidemiology. 4:15, 2017

Humidity in Australia’s Monsoon Tropics: a critical review of the problematisation of ‘heat’ in a changing climate.
Oppermann E, Brearley M, Law L, Smith J, Clough A, Zander K. WIREs Climate Change. 8(4):e468, 2017

Regional disparities in apprentice attrition rates: heat and quarter four's significance in northern Australia. Zoellner D, Brearley M, Oppermann E. International Journal of Training Research 14:1-17, 2017

Perception or reality; can thermal perceptions inform management of firefighters in the heat? Walker A, Rattray B, Brearley M. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 14(4):306-312, 2017

Influence of chronic heat acclimatisation on occupational thermal strain in tropical field conditions. Brearley M, Norton I, Rush D, Hutton M, Smith S, Ward L, Fuentes H. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 58(12):1250-1256, 2016

A Six-Step Framework on Biomedical Signal Analysis for Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases: Current and Future Perspectives. Elgendi M, Howard N, Lovell N, Cichocki A, Brearley M, Abbott D, Adatia I. JMIR Biomedical Engineering 1(1):e1, 2016

Cooling methods to prevent heat related illness in the workplace. Brearley M. Workplace Health and Safety 64(2):80, 2016

Pre-deployment heat acclimatisation guidelines for disaster responders. Brearley M. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 31(1):85-89, 2016

A pilot study: Can heart rate variability (HRV) be determined using short-term photoplethysmograms?
Elgendi M, Norton I, Brearley M, Dokos S, Abbott D, Schuurmans DF1000 Research, 5:2354, 2016

Frequency analysis of photoplethysmogram and its derivatives.
Elgendi M, Fletcher R, Norton I, Brearley M, Abbott D, Lovell N, Schuurmans D. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 122(3):503-512, 2015

Towards investigating global warming impact on human health using derivatives of photoplethysmogram signals. 
Elgendi M, Fletcher R, Norton I, Brearley M, Abbott D, Lovell N, Schuurmans D. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(10):12776-12791, 2015

Water immersion for post incident cooling of firefighters; a review of practical fire ground cooling modalities. 
Brearley M, Walker A. Extreme Physiology and Medicine 15, 4, 2015

Time-domain analysis of photoplethysmogram signals for monitoring heat stress. 
Elgendi M, Fletcher R, Norton I, Brearley M, Abbott D, Lovell, N Schuurmans D. Sensors 15(10):24716-24734, 2015

Accuracy of tympanic temperature measurement in firefighters completing a simulated structural firefighting task.
Keene T, Brearley M, Bowen B, Walker A. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 30(5):1-5, 2015

Working in hot conditions – a study of electrical utility crews in the Northern Territory of Australia. 
Brearley M, Harrington P, Lee D, Taylor R. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 12(3):156-62, 2015

Cold water immersion and iced slush ingestion are effective at cooling firefighters following a simulated search in a hot environment.
Walker A, Driller M, Brearley M, Argus C, Battray B. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 39(10):1159-66, 2014

Detection of a and b waves in the acceleration photoplethysmogram. 
Elgendi M, Norton I, Brearley M, Abbott D, Schuurmans D. Biomedical Engineering Online 13(1):139, 2014

Responses of elite road motorcyclists to racing in tropical conditions. 
Brearley M, Norton I, Kingsbury D, Maas S. International Journal of Sports Physiology 9(5):887-90, 2014

Physiological responses of medical team members to a simulated emergency in tropical field conditions
Brearley M, Heaney M, Norton I. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 8(2):139-144, 2013

Systolic peak detection in acceleration photoplethysmograms measured from emergency responders in tropical conditions. 
Elgendi M, Norton I, Brearley M, Abbott D, Schuurmans D. PLoS One 22 8(10):e76585, 2013

Crushed ice ingestion - a practical strategy for lowering core temperature
Brearley M. Journal of Military and Veterans Health 20(2):25-30, 2012

Ice slurry ingestion increases core temperature capacity and running time in the heat. 
Siegel R, Maté J, Brearley M, Watson G, Nosaka K, Laursen PB. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42(4):717-25, 2010

Beneficial effects of ice ingestion as a precooling strategy on 40-km cycling time-trial performance. 
Ihsan M, Landers G, Brearley M, Peeling P. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 5(2):140-51, 2010

Responses of motor-sport athletes to V8 supercar racing in hot conditions. 
Brearley M, Finn JP. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 2(2):182-91, 2007

Practical Guidelines to minimise dehydration in the Tropics.
Brearley M, Watkins M. Strength and Conditioning Coach 15(4):7-11, 2007

Pre-cooling for performance in the tropicsBrearley M, Finn P. Sportscience 7, 2003



                                                              Selected Technical Reports

Heat Stress in Australia’s Monsoon Tropics - Implications of Heat Stress for Australian Defence Preparedness and Operations Under Current and Future Climatic Conditions. Oppermann E, Brearley M, Carter S, Rickards L. Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

Heat Stress, Alcohol Use and Economic Participation Among Labour-intensive Workers in Tropical Conditions. Oppermann, Brearley M, Field E. Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

Compiled 2016/17 Heat Stress e-Bulletin. Brearley M.

Fire Fighter Cooling in the Tropics. Brearley M, Norton I, Trewin T, Mitchell C. National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.

2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing – What to Expect. Brearley M. National Elite Sports Council.

Responses to Pace Bowling in Warm Conditions. Brearley M. Cricket Australia.

Cricket Played in Hot ConditionsBrearley M, Montgomery P, Portus M. Cricket Australia.



                                                         Selected Conference Presentations

Preparing personnel for safe and effective operation in harsh and volatile environments. Pope R, Orr R, Brearley M, Gayton S, Gorey R, Irving S. Australia and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference. Gold Coast, Australia, 24 May, 2017

Monitoring the well being of AusMAT members deployed to Fiji following Tropical Cyclone Winston. Brearley M, Trewin. 20th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Toronto, Canada. 25-28 April, 2017

Fit for duty? The case for disaster responder fitness standards. Brearley M, Trewin A. 20th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Toronto, Canada. 25-28 April, 2017 

Disaster nutrition - development of disaster responder rations. Trewin A, Archaya I, Brearley M. 20th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Toronto, Canada. 25-28 April, 2017 

Heat stress management – moving beyond minimum compliance. Brearley M. Head of Workplace Safety Authorities Annual Forum. Sydney, Australia, 25-26 October, 2016

Preliminary evidence of a heat hangover – a new heat illness? Brearley M. Science of Sport Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics. Townsville, Australia 7-9 September, 2016

Mitigating occupational heat stress: lessons learnt in Northern Australia. Brearley M. Safety Institute of Australia Visions Conference. Sunshine Coast, Australia 13-15 July, 2016

Hydration and fluid loss patterns of elite motorsport drivers: A case-study over multiple race weekends. Holland J, Brearley M, Skinner T, Leveritt M. ESSA Research to Practice. Melbourne, Australia. 14-16 April.

Thermal burden of ebola virus disease treatment in hot conditions. Brearley M, Trewin A, Coatsworth N, Bellette J, Campbell P, Martin B, de Souza M, Wake R. 19th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Cape Town, South Africa, 21-24 April, 2015

The development of heat acclimatisation guidelines for disaster responders. Brearley M. 19th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Cape Town, South Africa. 21-24 April, 2015

Development of a disaster nurse well-being instrument. Brearley M, Ruskie S. 19th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Cape Town, South Africa, 21-24 April, 2015

Working Under an Australian Sun. Brearley M, Ong K. Safety in Action. Sydney, Australia 2-4 September, 2014

Urban Search and Rescue Operations in Tropical Climates. Brearley M, Norton I, Rush D, Hutton M, Smith S, Fuentes H. Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Council Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 September, 2014

Water immersion cooling of firefighters - forearms or multiple body segments. Brearley M, Walker A. Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Council Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 September, 2014

Heatwaves and Heat Stress - the Silent Killer. Brearley M. Council of Ambulances Australia Conference. Darwin, Australia, 28 August, 2014

Fire fighter cooling in tropical field conditions. Brearley M, Norton I, Trewin T, Mitchell C. Science of Sport Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics. Cairns, Australia 28-30 November, 2013

Responses of elite road motorcyclists to racing in tropical conditions. Brearley M, Norton I. Science of Sport Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics. Cairns, Australia 28-30 November, 2013

Urban Search and Rescue Operations in Tropical Climates. Brearley M, Norton I, Hutton M, Rush D, Smith S, Fuentes H. Science of Sport Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics. Cairns, Australia 28-30 November, 2013

Managing Heat Exposure in the Tropics during Chainsaw Operations. Moore J, Brearley M. Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Conference. Sydney, Australia 30 November-4 December, 2013

Development of an Evidence Based Heat Stress Policy. Brearley M, Harrington P, Lee D, Taylor R. Safety Institute of Australia Occupational, Health and Safety Conference. Darwin, Australia, 16-17 May, 2013 

Managing heat stress in tropical environments. Brearley M. Remote Worker Forum. Cairns, Australia, 7 March, 2013

Physiological Responses of Utilities Crews Working in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Harrington P, Lee D, Ruane K, Taylor R. Safety Institute of Australia Occupational, Health and Safety Conference. Darwin, Australia, 17-18 May, 2012

Management of Firefighters in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Norton I, Trewin T. Bushfire CRC Firefigther Cooling Symposium. Darwin, Australia, 10 April, 2012

Cooling Methods for Emergency Responders in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Norton I, Trewin T. Australian Military Medical Association Conference. Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 October, 2011

A Comparison of Novel Cooling Methods for Prevention of Hyperthermia in ’Top End’ Firefighters. Norton I, Brearley M, Mitchell C, Trewin T, Hrabar KD. Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Conference. Gold Coast, Australia, 22-24 September, 2011

A Comparison of Novel Cooling Methods for Prevention of Hyperthermia in CBR Responders in the ‘Top End’ of Australia. Hrabar KD, Norton I, Brearley M, Trewin T, Mitchell C. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Winter Symposium. Darwin, Australia, 24-26 June, 2010

Physiological Support to the Australian Olympic Team in Beijing, 2008. Brearley M. Arafura Games International Sport Conference. Darwin, Australia, 9-10 May, 2009

Cooling Shirt Prototype. Brearley M, Rudz T, Street B. National Elite Sports Council Applied Physiology Conference, Perth, Australia, 23-25 October, 2008

Beijing Hockey Test Event. Brearley M. National Elite Sports Council Applied Physiology Conference, Brisbane, Australia 23-25 October, 2007

Responses to Cricket Played in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Hazeldine A, Hinck K, Portus M, Montgomery P. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket. Bridgetown, Barbados, 4-7 April, 2007

Beijing 2008 – What to Expect. Brearley M. National Elite Sports Council Athlete Services Conference, Sydney, Australia 5-6 October, 2006

Physiological, Perceptual and Performance Responses to Intermittent, High Intensity Activity in a Tropical Environment following Pre-cooling. Brearley M, Finn JP. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference and the 4th Sports Dieticians Australia Update: From Research to Practice II. Sydney, Australia, September-October, 2006

Specific Heat Acclimatisation of Pace Bowlers during a Limited Overs Tournament in Warm Conditions. Brearley M, Hazeldine A, Hinck K, Portus M. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference and the 4th Sports Dieticians Australia Update: From Research to Practice II. Sydney, Australia, September-October, 2006

Body Heat Storage in the Tropics and Pre-cooling Interventions. Brearley M. National Elite Sports Council Athlete Services Conference, Canberra, Australia, 27-28 October, 2005

Physiological and Perceptual Responses to a One-Day Cricket Tournament in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Montgomery P, Portus M, Hazeldine A. Cricket Australia Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 4-5 April, 2005

Heat Acclimatisation and Muscle Soreness of Pace Bowlers during a One-Day Tournament in Tropical Conditions. Brearley M, Hazeldine A, Hinck K, Portus M, Peake J, Montgomery P. Cricket Australia Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 4-5 April, 2005

Body Core Temperature Monitoring. van der Ploeg G, Brearley M. National Elite Sports Council Athlete Services Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6-8 November, 2003

Responses to V8 Supercar Racing in Hot Conditions. Brearley M, Finn JP, Royal KA. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Melbourne, Australia, 12-16 October, 2002

Elite Hockey in a Tropical Environment. Brearley M, Finn JP, Wood R. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport.
Melbourne, Australia, 12-16 October, 2002