Nathan Morris

Graduate Student (MSc)

Nathan was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Ottawa in 2007 to do his B.Sc. in Human Kinetics. He first became involved in the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory as a 4th year student, doing an undergraduate research project under the supervision of Dr. Ollie Jay. The project focused on comparing different sweat collection techniques in order to validate their results. Nathan decided to continue his studies with Dr. Jay and started his M.Sc. in September of 2011. His master's thesis focuses on using biophysical analysis to study thermoregulation in children, investigating possible differences between children and adults when subjected to heat stress.

When not studying, Nathan spends most of his free time training, coaching, and competing in fencing, an interest that has taken him across Canada, the U.S. and all the way to Australia for the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships. He also enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, and reading.

In the future, Nathan plans to continue his studies and hopes to pursue a PhD in environmental physiology.


Morris NB, Cramer MN, Hodder SG, Havenith G and Jay O (2013) A comparison between the technical absorbent and ventilated capsule methods for measuring local sweat rate. J Appl Physiol; 114(6):816-23

Cramer MN, Morris NB and Jay O (2012) Dissociating biophysical and training-related determinants of core temperature. Exerc Sport Sci Rev;40(3):183


Morris NB, Bain AR and Jay O (2013) Thermoreceptors in the stomach region independently mediate transient sweating responses. 15th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, February 11-15, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Morris NB, Cramer MN, and Jay O (2011) A comparison between two methods of measuring local sweat rate. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) 2011 Annual Conference, October 19-22, Quebec City, Canada