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Thermal Physiologist, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre; University Fellow, Charles Darwin University

Dr Matt Brearley is a thermal physiologist, 2018 Exercise Scientist of the Year, and Australia’s pre-eminent occupational heat stress consultant, conducting and applying research to guide industry practice. He has assisted a wide range of industries to quantify the physiological impost of working in the heat and examine mitigation strategies in the field. On behalf of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Matt assists disaster and medical responders to manage heat stress and recently contributed to the World Health Organisation COVID-19 heat stress guidelines.

Commencing his career in elite sport settings, Matt previously worked for the Northern Territory Institute of Sport and National Heat Training and Acclimatisation Centre and was the heat specialist for the Australian team in the lead up to, and during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    University Fellow, Charles Darwin University
  • 2017–2021
    Managing Director, Thermal Hyperformance
  • 2011–2021
    Thermal Physiologist, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
  • 2007–2011
    Services Manager, Northern Territory Institute of Sport
  • 2005–2011
    Manager, National Heat Training and Acclimatisation Centre

Education

  • 2006 
    Charles Darwin University, PhD
  • 2000 
    Southern Cross University, BHMS (Hons)
  • 1999 
    Southern Cross University, BBus