Cold Hands Warm Heart
Can you tell if you are cold? Can anyone else tell if you are cold, even if they have a thermometer? In his presentation, Prof Tipton will review the perception of cold, the impact of cold on the body, the measurement of body temperature, the consequences of cooling in air and water and the nature and treatment of cold-related problems in the field.
From 1983 to 2004, Professor Tipton was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), and from 1996 was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Division of the INM. He has spent over 35 years researching and advising the military, industry and elite sportspeople in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and survival in the sea. He has published over 550 scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas.
Professor Tipton has been a consultant in survival and thermal medicine to the Royal Air Force and UK Sport and sat on the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Medical & Survival Committee for 10 years up to 2017. He is a member of the Ectodermal Dysplasia Society’s medical advisory board. In 2004 Professor Tipton was made an Honorary Life Member of the International Association for Safety & Survival Training, in recognition of his work in sea survival. He chaired UK Sport’s Research Advisory Group and now sits on the English Institute of Sports Technical Advisory Group.
He also chairs the Energy Institute’s Health Technical Committee; is a Trustee of Surf Lifesaving GB, and Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology a journal of the Physiological Society. Mike is arguably one of the world’s leading researchers into drowning and its prevention.
Prof Tipton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, he provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.