We have worked on a number of projects with athletes performing in extreme environments. Typically, we conduct some tests in laboratory conditions to see how athletes cope. We also like to use open-ended methods to capture the unique experiences and sometimes remarkable ways which athletes cope.
Below are some examples of our work. Almost all of my work on this area has been conducted with Prof Greg Whyte
Winter Olympic Games In 2001 and 2002, we helped support the GB biathlon team in preparation for the Olympic Games. This involved helping them learn to adapt to performing at altitude. See what we did and what we found
Since then we have written a review on coping in extreme environments that was published in the Journal of Sports Sciencesand conducted an experiment in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Strategies that people can use to help cope with the effects of altitude are descried in an article published in the professional magazine Peak Performance.