Personal profile


Dr Chris Tyler is a research-active, Reader in Environmental Physiology at the University of Roehampton.

Dr Tyler focuses on environmental extremes - specifically what happens to the human body when we get too hot and what we can do to mitigate the negative impact that thermal stress and strain can have on human health, function, and performance (physical, cognitive, and working). Dr Tyler have designed, run, and disseminated multiple research projects in this field and have worked with global and domestic collaborators. These collaborations have been with both academic and industry partners. Industry partnerships have involved contract research, pro bono work, and joint research projects with companies ranging from new technology start-ups to elite sporting teams and global sportswear brands. 

Dr Tyler has served as Programme Convenor for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Sport and exercise Science programmes and is responsible for lecturing physiology and research methods modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


PhD, BSc (hons), RU Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Fellowship of the HEA

Research interests

Dr Tyler's research focusses on human responses to extreme hot and cold environments. More specifically his main interest focuses on how to minimise the strain and performance impairements often observed in such conditions - this involves cooling interventions and heat acclimation.

Dr Tyler has worked with industry (e.g. Nike) and elite sport (e.g. Formula One) and has presented this work at conferences in America and Europe.

Research projects

Dr Tyler continues to research the use of practical cooling devices in hot environments. Current projects are investigating the effects of cooling interventions and dietary supplementation on neuromuscular performance; optimal heat acclimation approaches; and practical cooling interventions for team sports.

Recent collaborators include Nike, Professor Stephen Cheung, Dr. Caroline Sunderland, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dr Mike Stroud and the TAWT team, Nike Inc., McLaren Formula 1, and Dr. Keith Stokes.

Professional affiliations

Consultancy work

Dr Tyler has has provided consultancy services and Physiological support for elite individuals in business, football, hockey, tennis and Formula One.

Dr Tyler is regularly invited to act as an expert reviewer for a number of leading physiology journals.


Dr Tyler is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Tyler is an external examiner for UG Programmes, MSc theses, and PhD theses domestically and abroad.

Dr Tyler is the current Programme Convenor for the Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport and Exercise Nutrition programmes and was the Programme Convenor for the undergraduate Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport Psychology Programmes between 2012 and 2016.



External positions

External Examiner, University of Bedfordshire

Sept 2014Sept 2018

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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