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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Jim Cotter

Exploring exercise, the environment, and their extremes

This is the title of Professor Jim Cotter's Inaugural Professorial Lecture.

About Professor Jim Cotter's research and teaching

Jim Cotter researches how stressors within exercise and the environment affect people’s physiological systems and functional abilities. The systems of most interest are cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, thermoregulatory and fluid regulatory. The stressors of most interest are heat, hypoxia, dehydration and orthostatic; these typically coexist within exercise itself and can hasten fatigue, but - when repeated - mediate the adaptations that improve physical fitness and health. Environments that add to these stressors make physical activity more difficult but may be used adjunctively to improve adaptation, for example an athlete’s fitness, and even be used alone, for health outcomes of people who suffer through reduced mobility.

Jim’s interest in extreme environments includes how they are framed. Arguably, the built environment is uniquely dangerous and thus extreme because humans are physiologically ill-equipped to detect or adapt to life devoid of physical stressors.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Streaming Information for Professor Jim Cotter's IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5.25pm Wednesday 21 November, at the following web address:

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Date Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentSchool of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences
LocationArchway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin
CostNo Charge
Contact NameLisa Ngeru
Contact Phone+ 64 3 471 6481

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