Dr Sebastien Racinais
Dr Sébastien Racinais obtained a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology in the French West Indies in 2004 for his work on the effect of a warm humid environment and the circadian rhythm in core body temperature on muscle function. After lecturing for two years at the French West Indies University, he lectured at the University of Montpellier in France on training adaptations, and conducted research on the neural factors limiting performance. Since joining Aspetar in 2007, Sébastien has developed a research program on the adaptations of the human body to hot ambient conditions and their repercussions on sport performance. He created and runs a Special Interest Group (SIG) of physiologists with a strong interest in environmental physiology. SIG aims to provide scientific support, educational resources and occupational health and safety guidelines on exercising in hot environments. Sébastien has also been collaborating with various international sports federations on consensuses on exercising in hot ambient conditions.