Ollie Jay, PhD, FACSM

Director - Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

Ollie Jay is an Associate Professor in Thermoregulatory Physiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney in Australia. He is Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory and Lead Researcher of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) Research Node on Climate Adaptation & Health. His research activities primarily focus on developing a better understanding of the physiological and physical factors that determine human heat strain and the associated risk of heat-related health problems during work and/or physical activity & sport, as well as among vulnerable people during heat waves.

To date, Ollie has a total of 110+ peer-reviewed research publications (75+ as senior author) and has received funding from organisations such as the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), MS Research Australia, and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage. He has also been responsible for the development of new extreme heat policies for the Australian Tennis Open (starting in 2019), Cricket Australia, the National Rugby League (NRL), and the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which was hosted in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

Ollie is also an Associate Editor for Journal Science and Medicine in Sport, and the journal Temperature. He also serves as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Applied Physiology, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE). In 2017, he was the recipient of a 2-year University of Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowship, and the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence: Outstanding Research and Teaching.

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