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Dr Nicola Gerrett is an exercise physiologist specialising in thermoregulation during heat exposure. She obtained her PhD at Loughborough University (UK) focusing on the influence of sweat on thermal perceptions during exercise in the heat. This was an industry co-funded PhD with Decathlon, Oxylane Research in France. Following her PhD, Nicola worked at the University or Worcester (UK) as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate and graduate students research methods and exercise physiology modules. She conducted research here investigating pre-cooling strategies to help attenuate performance losses whilst exercising in the heat.

Nicola successfully obtained two JSPS research grants to conduct research into sweat gland function and adaptation to age, heat acclimation and exercise training at Kobe University in Japan. She continues this line of research alongside strategies to cope with exercise in the heat at her current position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.



  • Q Science
  • Physiology
  • Thermoregulation
  • Sweat
  • adaptation
  • exercise
  • QP Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology

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Sweat Glands Medicine & Life Sciences
Sweat Medicine & Life Sciences
Hot Temperature Medicine & Life Sciences
Sweating Medicine & Life Sciences
Ions Medicine & Life Sciences
Forearm Medicine & Life Sciences
Skin Temperature Medicine & Life Sciences
Skin Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2019

Ambient conditions prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games: Considerations for acclimation or acclimatization strategies

Gerrett, N., Kingma, B. R. M., Sluijter, R. & Daanen, H. A. M., 24 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, APR, 00414.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Hot Temperature

Independent or simultaneous lowering of core and skin temperature has no impact on self-paced intermittent running performance in hot conditions

Thomas, G., Cullen, T., Davies, M., Hetherton, C., Duncan, B. & Gerrett, N., 1 Aug 2019, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119, 8, p. 1841-1853 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Skin Temperature

The influence of local skin temperature on the sweat glands maximum ion reabsorption rate

Gerrett, N., Amano, T., Havenith, G., Inoue, Y. & Kondo, N., Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119, 3, p. 685-695 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Sweat Glands
Skin Temperature

Influences of Playing Position and Quality of Opposition on Standardized Relative Distance Covered in Domestic Women's Field Hockey: Implications for Coaches

Vinson, D., Gerrett, N. & James, D. V. B., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32, 6, p. 1770-1777 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Geographic Information Systems

Sweat from gland to skin surface: production, transport, and skin absorption

Gerrett, N., Griggs, K., Redortier, B., Voelcker, T., Kondo, N. & Havenith, G., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 125, 2, p. 459-469 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Skin Absorption
Sweat Glands