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Ollie Jay received his Ph.D. in thermal physiology from Loughborough University, UK in 2002. His thesis focused on assisting the development of the European Union working standard (ISO/DIS 13732-3) that determines exposure limits for workers operating in cold environments. Following his doctorate, he accumulated five years of postdoctoral experience at Simon Fraser University, BC (2003-2005) and the University of Ottawa, ON (2005-2008). During this time he worked on a range of research projects including the control of ventilation during cold stress, heat stress and hypoxia; and the validation of thermometric models for the estimation of heat storage during exercise.
In 2008, Ollie was appointed assistant professor in the field of exercise and environmental physiology at the School of Human Kinetics. His research focuses on human physiology and performance in extreme environments. To date, Ollie has published 36 articles in peer-reviewed journals (15 first author) and was recently a co-recipient of a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) infrastructure grant. In addition, he has been awarded funding by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is a co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Environmental Physiology interest group and an associate editor of the Journal of the Human-Environment System. He is also a member of American Physiological Society and ACSM; and he is a member the International Standards Organization (ISO) “Physical Environment” sub-committee (ISO TC 159 SC5) that contributes to standards production concerned with the effects of heat and cold, as well as in the area of clothing insulation, metabolic rate and thermal comfort. He has recently conducted interviews for CBC, The New Scientist and National Public Radio (NPR).
|2005-2008||Postdoctoral Fellow||School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, ON|
|2003-2005||Postdoctoral Fellow||School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, BC|
|1998-2002||Ph.D.||Thermal Physiology||Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK|
|1994-1998||B.Sc.||(Hons) Ergonomics||Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK|
- Investigating the interactions between physical (e.g. body mass, body composition), physiological (e.g. aerobic fitness, acclimation status) and environmental parameters (ambient temperature and humidity) and their subsequent influence upon sweating and shivering responses as well as changes in core and skin temperatures;
- Using specific parameters to predict the susceptibility of athletes to heat stroke and subsequently providing interventions to reduce health risk – a field study in the summer of 2010 investigated heat stress variability in American football players who are part of the NCAA, Division I.
- Understanding the mechanisms associated with heat-induced fatigue in highly-trained athletes
- Body temperature monitoring and thermal management during surgical procedures in infants and young children as well as during neonatal care – an on-going collaborative study at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) investigates the accuracy of non-invasive surrogates for core temperature measurement.