Loughborough University is located in the East Midlands (with a second campus in London), starting in 1909 as a Technical Institute and receiving University Charter in 1966. Since then it has developed fast and is currently ranked in the top 10 (out of 119) of UK universities in the various league tables, ranked in the top 10 for research intensity (REF 2014), and first for student experience.
The Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, which participates in HEATSHIELD is part of the Loughborough Design School. The centre studies the interaction of people with physical environment factors like heat, cold, noise, vibration, lighting etc. Lead researcher for the project is Professor George Havenith, who has a vast experience in research of fundamental and applied nature. For the latter, he has e.g. worked with the military, firefighters, and industrial heat and cold exposure workplaces. His specific expertise is in the interdisciplinary area of physiology, biophysics and ergonomics. He has published widely [click here for list] and has been active in several earlier EU-projects.
The anticipated contribution to the project will be in the areas of heat stress indices and physiological laboratory studies.
For more info on the research group see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/design-school/research/environmental-ergonomics/