Professor Michael Tipton

Professor of Human & Applied Physiology, University of Portsmouth


Educated at the Universities of Keele and London, Professor Tipton joined the University of Surrey in 1986. After 12 years at the Robens Institute and European Institute of Health and Medical Science he moved to the University of Portsmouth in 1998. In addition to his University positions, Professor Tipton was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) from 1983 to 2004 and was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Unit of the INM from 1996. He has spent over 35 years researching and advising in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and survival in the sea. He has published over 700 scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas. Professor Tipton was a consultant in survival and thermal medicine to the Royal Air Force and the English Institute of Sport. He sits on the Council of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution; is a Director/Trustee of Surf Lifesaving GB, and Trustee of The Physiological Society. He also sits on the Ectodermal Dysplasia Society’s medical advisory board. Prof Tipton is Editor in Chief of the scientific journal Experimental Physiology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Physiological Society. Prof Tipton was awarded an MBE for services to physiological research in extreme environments, and the Ireland Medal for saving lives from drowning worldwide. Prof Tipton provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.

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