Events


September 26-29, 2016 - Physiological Monitoring, Darwin.
Monitoring staff during construction of AusMAT field medical facility for World Health Organisation verification.

September 11-19, 2016 - Heat management services for riders as part of the Tour de Timor medical team. 
On behalf of NCCTRC.

September 7, 2016 - Heat Stress e-Bulletin #1.
Read it here.

September 7-9, 2016 - Science of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics Conference, Townsville.
Invited speaker discussing evidence of a heat hangover in occupational settings.

July 14-15, 2016 - Safety Institute of Australia Visions Conference, Sunshine Coast.
Presented heat stress lessons learnt in Northern Australia. 

July 7-8, 2016 - Tactical Response Group Police Project. Physiological monitoring in collaboration with Charles Darwin University.

May 2016 - Development of Heat Stress Management Guidelines for the Solar Photovoltaic Installation Industry. On behalf of the Australian Renewable Energy Association (ARENA).

April 4-8, 2016 - Defence Feeding Systems Symposium, Launceston.
Provided overview of medical responder rations and developed collaboration with Defence on behalf of NCCTRC. 

March 22, 2016 - Interview with Richard Margetson on ABC 105.7FM regarding proposed temperature/humidity limits for outdoor work. Podcast.zip


March 15-17, 2016 - OHS Leaders Summit, Gold Coast.
Presented practical solutions for worker heat stress management.

February 26 to March 14 - Remote monitoring of deployed AusMAT members during response to Tropical Cyclone Winston, Fiji. 

February 1, 2016 - Featured in The Place for Health Magazine.
The article highlights the NCCTRC research program to assist disaster responders working in the heat. 

December 10, 2015 -
Research paper published. Pre-deployment heat acclimatisation guidelines for disaster responders. This paper details guidelines to develop heat acclimatisation in the home environment prior to deploying to the tropics. Example provided from Operation Philippines Assist, 2013. Application to many occupational settings.

November 19, 2015 - Research paper published. 
Cooling methods to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace. This brief paper highlights two cooling methods that should be considered for hot work settings.

October 14, 2015 - Research paper published. 
Towards investigating global warming impact on human health using derivatives of photoplethysmogram signals. Paper available here.

October 7, 2015 - MC for SIA NT Work Health and Safety Conference 'Safety and Zombies'. 

September 30, 2015 - Research paper published. Water immersion for post incident cooling of firefighers; a review of practical fire ground cooling modalities.
 This paper demonstrates that current firefighter cooling practices are inadequate for working in the heat, and proposes evidence based alternatives.

September 25, 2015 - Research paper published. 
Time-domain analysis of photoplethysmogram signals for monitoring heat stress. This paper describes a novel non-invasive method of monitoring occupational heat stress.

September 19, 2015 - NT Thunder, 2015 NEAFL Premiers. 
Defeated Aspley Hornets 81-80 in an classic grand final at TIO stadium.

September 12-18, 2015 - Heat management services for riders as part of the Tour de Timor medical team. On behalf of NCCTRC.

September 1, 2015 - Health Excellence Finalist, NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards. 
Recognised for the innovative 'working in heat' program in conjuction with CSA Mine Glencore.


July 9, 2015 - Research paper accepted for publication. Accuracy of tympanic temperature measurement in firefighters completing a simulated structural firefighting task. In conjunction with Toby Keene, Beth Bowen and Anthony Walker. Article available here.

June 19-21, 2015 - Heat management services for drivers and officials as part of the V8 Supercar round, Hidden Valley, NT. On behalf of NCCTRC.

April 21-24, 2015 - 19th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa. Presented 3 papers, including 'Thermal Burden of EVD Treatment in Hot Conditions'. On behalf of NCCTRC.



March 22, 2016 - Interview with Richard Margetson on ABC 105.7FM regarding proposed temperature/humidity limits for outdoor work. Podcast.zip

March 15-17, 2016 - OHS Leaders Summit, Gold Coast. 
Presented practical solutions for worker heat stress management.

February 1, 2016 - Featured in The Place for Health Magazine
The article highlights the NCCTRC research program to assist disaster responders working in the heat. 

December 10, 2015 - Research paper published. Pre-deployment heat acclimatisation guidelines for disaster responders. 
This paper details guidelines to develop heat acclimatisation in the home environment prior to deploying to the tropics. Example provided from Operation Philippines Assist, 2013. Application to many occupational settings.

November 19, 2015 - Research paper published. Cooling methods to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace. 
This brief paper highlights two cooling methods that should be considered for hot work settings.

October 14, 2015 - Research paper published. Towards investigating global warming impact on human health using derivatives of photoplethysmogram signals. 
Paper available here.

October 7, 2015 - MC for SIA NT Work Health and Safety Conference 'Safety and Zombies'. 


September 30, 2015 - Research paper published. Water immersion for post incident cooling of firefighters; a review of practical fire ground cooling modalities. This paper demonstrates that current firefighter cooling practices are inadequate for working in the heat, and proposes evidence based alternatives.

September 25, 2015 - Research paper published. Time-domain analysis of photoplethysmogram signals for monitoring heat stress. This paper describes a novel non-invasive method of monitoring occupational heat stress.

September 19, 2015 - NT Thunder, 2015 NEAFL Premiers. 
Defeated Aspley Hornets 81-80 in an classic grand final at TIO stadium.

September 12-18, 2015 - Heat management services for riders as part of the Tour de Timor medical team. On behalf of NCCTRC.

September 1, 2015 - Health Excellence Finalist, NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards. 
Recognised for the innovative 'working in heat' program in conjuction with CSA Mine Glencore.


August 16, 2015 - Research paper accepted for publication. Pre-deployment heat acclimatisation guidelines for disaster responders. 
This paper details guidelines to develop heat acclimatisation in the home environment prior to deploying to the tropics. Example provided from Operation Philippines Assist, 2013. Application to many occupational settings.


July 9, 2015 - Research paper accepted for publication. Accuracy of tympanic temperature measurement in firefighters completing a simulated structural firefighting task. In conjunction with Toby Keene, Beth Bowen and Anthony Walker. Article available here.

June 19-21, 2015 - Heat management services for drivers and officials as part of the 
V8 Supercar round, Hidden Valley, NT. On behalf of NCCTRC.

April 21-24, 2015 - 19th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa. Presented 3 papers, including 'Thermal Burden of EVD Treatment in Hot Conditions'. On behalf of NCCTRC.
 
March 31, 2015 - Palmerston Crossfit Seminar and Practical. Maximising training quality in the heat.

March 12, 2015 - Heatwave Impact Indices Workshop, Adelaide, SA. 
Hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology, invited on behalf of NCCTRC.

February 17-20, 2015 - Ebola Virus Disease training for Australian Medical Assistance Teams. 
On behalf of NCCTRC.

February 6-9, 2015 - Gold Coast Suns FC, Carrara QLD. 
Assisting GCFC to maximise athletic performance when training in the heat.

January 18-24, 2015 - Mining Heat Stress, Central West NSW. 
Mitigating the effects of heat on underground miners.

December 8, 2014 - Featured in ABC News article on 'Mango Madness' in North West Australia.  



December 1, 2014 - Pre-deployment heat stress training for EBOLA responders. In conjunction with RedR and CDU. 
On behalf of NCCTRC.

November 15, 2014 - EBOLA Pre-deployment heat stress training and monitoring of Australian Medical Assistance Teams. 
On behalf of NCCTRC. ABC article available here.

October 27 and 29, 2014 - Occupational Heat Stress Seminar, Alice Springs and Darwin. 
On behalf of Worksafe NT. Details available here.

October 23, 2014 - NT Major Projects Conference. 
Heat Stress in Top End - Lessons Learnt and Where to From Here co-presented with Elspeth Oppermann. On behalf of NCCTRC.

October 22, 2014 - Darwin Academy of Sport Seminar Series.
 Maximising performance in the heat.

October 12-17, 2014 - Mining Heat Stress, Central West NSW. 
Mitigating the effects of heat on underground miners.

October 8, 2014 - Research paper published. 
Working in hot conditions - a study of electrical utility workers in the Northern Territory of Australia. View abstract here.

September 12-18, 2014 - Tour de Timor, Timor Leste. Part of the NCCTRC team providing medical services to Tour de Timor riders.


September 4, 2014 - Safety in Action Seminar, Sydney. 
Presented 'Working under an Australian Sun'. On behalf of NCCTRC.
 

September 2-3, 2014 - Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Council Conference, Wellington, NZ. 
Presented 'Urban Search and Rescue Operations in a Tropical Climate' and firefighter cooling poster. On behalf of NCCTRC
 


 
August 30, 2014 - Research paper published. 
Responses of Elite Road Motorcyclists to Racing in Tropical Conditions paper in the September edition of International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. View abstract here.

August 8-11, 2014 - Tour de Timor Reconnaissance. 
Drove the course and met with race organisers to assist foward planning of heat stress and medical management over the 5 day race in remote Timor Leste. On behalf of NCCTRC.

July 22 and 29, 2014 - Masters of Emergency and Disaster Management, Charles Darwin University. 
Delivered Inaugural lecture - health of the emergency responder.

July 21, 2014 - US Marines Medic Training. 
In field heat stress management of military personnel. On behalf of NCCTRC.

July 20, 2014 - Cricket Australia Development Squad Monitoring. 
Assisting the future of Australian Cricket with performance dietician Benita Lalor.

July 17-18, 2014 - Tactical Response Group Research. 
Field research examining heat stress during Tactical Response Group assessment.

June 22-26, 2014 - Triathlon NT Athlete and Coach Development Camp.
See video clip for some of the bike skills displayed by the junior athletes.


June 20-22, 2014 - V8 Supercar Medical Team. 
Managing motorsport athlete heat stress during the Hidden Valley, Darwin Championship round as part of the NCCTRC medical team.

May 26 - June 13, 2014 - 
Series of heat stress education sessions for field operators across various industries.

May 13-17, 2014 - Mining Heat Stress. 
Heat stress management review and education sessions of underground miners in Central Western NSW.

May 5, 2014 - Research paper in press. 
Cold water immersion and crushed ice ingestion are effective methods for cooling firefighters.
Collaboration with Anthony Walker of University of Canberra/ACT Fire and Rescue Service on behalf of NCCTRC. View abstract here.

April 30, 2014 - National Heatwave Services Workshop. 
Hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide, invited on behalf of NCCTRC.

April 14, 2014 - Dr Matt Brearley featured in Mens Fitness article 'Hot for Heat Training'. 
Click on cover for full article.

                                                                                  

April 10, 2014 - Assessing climate change impacts on occupational health and productivity workshop. 
Hosted by United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health. Representing NCCTRC.  

April 7-9, 2014 - Plenary speaker for International Conference of Environmental and Occupational Health, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 
Presenting latest research on heat stress mitigation in occupational settings on behalf of NCCTRC.

March 20, 2014 - Safety in Action, Darwin. 
Maximising health, safety and performance in the heat seminar, Darwin. Click here to visit event website.

January 10, 2014 - Research paper in press. 
Responses of Elite Road Motorcyclists to Racing in Tropical Conditions Paper in press. To be published in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. View abstract here.

January 9, 2014 - Heat Stress Media. 
Follow up interview with Nine News Darwin where we introduced the term 'heat hangover' - the unpleasant physiological and psychological side effects of excess heat exposure. Heat hangovers are implicated in many workplace accidents in hot conditions. 

January 8, 2014 - Heat Stress Media. 
Nine News Darwin. 
View clip here. On behalf of NCCTRC.

December 3-6, 2013 - Underground Mining Tour of NSW.  

December 2, 2013 - Best Paper Award for Emergency Services Research. 
With Julie Moore at the Australian Institute of OccupationalHygienists Conference in Sydney. On behalf of NCCTRC.

November 30, 2013 - Best Presentation Award for Fire Figher Cooling Research. 
Science of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics Conference in Cairns. On behalf of NCCTRC.

October 21-26, 2013 - Heat Stress Education Tour. 
Servicing clients in Central Australia and conducting a series of free seminars on managing heat stress for outdoor employees. See www.thermalhyperformance.eventbrite.com.au for details.

September 26-29, 2013 - Triathlon NT Junior Development Camp. to be part of the camp run by Nationally recognised coach Tim Ellison. Maximising the potential of the next generation through education, skills and fun.

September 21-23, 2013 - Australian Pedal Prix Championships. Proud sponsor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran College teams contesting the 24hr race. 

September 13-15, 2013 - Round 1 Australian Supercross Championship. Assisting Jay Foremans Team Suzuki in the inaugural Australian Supercross round at Hidden Valley. 

                                   

September 12-
15, 2013 - Round 6 Australian Superbike Championship. We continue our association with Suzuki, having been a part of Suzuki's 5 race wins (out of 6) contested at Hidden Valley.