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Dr Tessa Maroni

Research Fellow – Occupational Performance Research Group

About

Tessa is a research fellow within the Occupational Performance Research Group currently working with the development of physical employment standards for the non-ground close combat personnel in the British Army.  She completed her PhD in 2019 at the University of Western Australia, which investigated the effect of practical cooling methods (namely hand cooling) on the physical and psychological performance of athletes when exercising in the heat. Tessa has gained vast client experience working as both a researcher and an applied practitioner in exercise and occupational physiology as well as teaching and supervisory experience with both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professional

2015-2019: PhD in Exercise Physiology, University of Western Australia

2011-2014: BSc (Hons) in Sport Science, Exercise & Health, University of Western Australia

Key Publications

Journal articles

-Waldock, K. A., Lee, B. J., Powell, S., Wardle, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Maroni, T.D., Walker, F.S., Looney, D.P., Greeves, J.P.,  & Potter, A. W. (2021). Field Validation Of The Heat Strain Decision Aid During Military Load Carriage. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 104506.

– Maroni, T., Dawson, B., Landers, G., Naylor, L., & Wallman, K. (2019). Hand and torso pre-cooling during passive and active warm-up does not enhance subsequent high intensity cycling or cognitive performance in heat. Temperature. 1-13 doi:10.1080/23328940.2019.1631731 

– Palejwala, Z., Wallman, K., Ward, M. K., Yam, C., Maroni, T., Parker, S., & Wood, F. (2019). Effects of a hot ambient operating theatre on manual dexterity, psychological and physiological parameters in staff during a simulated burn surgery. PloS one, 14(10).

– Maroni, T., Dawson, B., Dennis, M., Brade, C., Naylor, L., & Wallman, K. (2018). Effects of half-time cooling using a cooling glove and jacket on manual dexterity and repeated-sprint performance in heat. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 17(3), 485-491.   

– Maroni, T., Dawson, B., Barnett, K., Guelfi, K., Brade, C., Naylor, L., Brydges, C., & Wallman, K. (2018). Effectiveness of hand cooling and a cooling jacket on post-exercise cooling rates in hyperthermic athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 18 (4), 441-449.

– Long, T. M., Rath, S. R., Maroni, T. D., Wallman, K. E., Atkinson, H. C., Gottardo, N. G., … & Naylor, L. H. (2017). Fitness, body composition and vascular health in adolescent and young adult survivors of paediatric brain cancer and cranial radiotherapy. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-0082

Waldock, K. A., Lee, B. J., Powell, S., Wardle, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Maroni, T.D., Walker, F.S., Looney, D.P., Greeves, J.P., & Potter, A. W. (2021). Field Validation Of The Heat Strain Decision Aid During Military Load Carriage. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 104506.

Research

Tessa has research interests in the following areas:

  • Environmental (heat/cold/altitude) exercise physiology
  • Acclimation and cooling for performance and recovery in heat
  • Applied and occupational physiology among physically demanding occupations

Research Output

Articles

Waldock, K. A.M., Lee, B. J., Powell, S. D., Wardle, S. L., Blacker, S. D., Myers, S. D., Maroni, T. D., Walker, F. S., Looney, D. P., Greeves, J. P. and Potter, A. W. (2021) Field Validation Of The Heat Strain Decision Aid During Military Load Carriage. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 134. ISSN 0010-4825 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104506

Palejwala, Z., Wallman, K., Ward, M. K., Yam, C., Maroni, T. D., Parker, S. and Wood, F. (2019) Effects of a hot ambient operating theatre on manual dexterity, psychological and physiological parameters in staff during a simulated burn surgery. PLoS ONE, 14 (10). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1932-6203 10.1371/journal.pone.0222923

Maroni, T. D., Dawson, B., Landers, G., Naylor, L. and Wallman, K. (2019) Hand and torso pre-cooling does not enhance subsequent high-intensity cycling or cognitive performance in heat. Temperature. ISSN 2332-8959 10.1080/23328940.2019.1631731

Maroni, T. D., Dawson, B., Dennis, M., Naylor, L., Brade, C. and Wallman, K. (2018) Effects of Half-Time Cooling Using A Cooling Glove and Jacket on Manual Dexterity and Repeated-Sprint Performance in Heat. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 17 (3). pp. 485-491. ISSN 1303-2968

Maroni, T. D., Dawson, B., Barnett, K., Guelfi, K., Brade, C., Naylor, L., Brydges, C. and Wallman, K. (2018) Effectiveness of hand cooling and a cooling jacket on post-exercise cooling rates in hyperthermic athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 18 (4). pp. 441-449. ISSN 1746-1391 10.1080/17461391.2018.1425484

Long, T. M., Rath, S. R., Maroni, T. D., Wallman, K. E., Atkinson, H. C., Gottardo, N. G., Cole, C. H., Choong, C. S. and Naylor, L. H. (2017) Fitness, body composition and vascular health in adolescent and young adult survivors of paediatric brain cancer and cranial radiotherapy. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 31 (5). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2191-0278 10.1515/ijamh-2017-0082

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