Editor-in-Chief appointment for Experimental Physiology

We are delighted to announce that Mike Tipton has been appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology.

To ensure a smooth transition Mike will start this role in October 2016, after shadowing outgoing Editor-in-Chief Paul McLoughlin, who is stepping down after five successful years at the helm of the journal.

Mike completed his PhD at King’s College London. He worked at the University of Surrey  but was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), where he headed the Environmental Medicine Division for 8 years, liaising with the Royal Navy and MoD Scientific Civil Service to ensure beneficial collaboration between the MoD and University. He established the Human & Applied Physiology Unit of the University of Surrey in 1991 and the Extreme Environments Laboratory at the  University of Portsmouth after moving there in 1998.

His focus is on fundamental and applied research in the areas of human thermoregulation in hot and cold air and water environments, and exercise/occupational physiology.
Many of his applied projects have involved transferring the findings of fundamental research into practical and commercial applications.

Mike has advised amongst others the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Royal Air Force, and UK Sport, The Oil industry, Energy Institute, US Coastguard, UK Coastguard, and film/theatrical productions. He has written over 500 open publications and reports

His has editorial experience on other publications including Senior Editor of the journal Extreme Physiology & Medicine.

He is a long term member of The Physiological Society (and winner of last year’s GL Brown Prize) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mike is keen to contribute further to The Society and to physiology, and has a loyalty to Experimental Physiology. He recognises the improvements made under Paul McLoughlin’s tenure and has ambitious ideas for its continuing development. He hopes to see it become journal of first choice for many currently publishing elsewhere, attracting new authors from the applied physiology, military and sports science/medicine areas.

We welcome Mike to this important role.