Professor of Human & Applied Physiology,

Extreme Environments Laboratory, School of Sport Health & Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Professor Tipton has spent 35 years researching the areas of drowning and thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and survival in the sea. He has published widely in these areas including the books, “The Essentials of Sea Survival” and “The Science of Beach Lifeguarding”. Prof Tipton is a Trustee of Surf Lifesaving GB and Council member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and The Physiological Society, and was awarded: a MBE for services to physiological research in extreme environments; the Ireland Medal for saving lives from drowning worldwide and the H&L Swiftwater rescue lifetime achievement award from the USA.