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Josh Osofa

Research Assistant - Occupational Performance Research Group | 01243 813573

Josh Osofa is a research assistant with the Occupational Performance Research Group at the University of Chichester.  Josh began his studies at the University of Portsmouth in 2014 in BSc Sport and Exercise Science. In the final year of his undergraduate studies, Josh completed a research project for his dissertation titled “A comparison in maximum oxygen uptake between treadmill walking-running and stepmill climbing”. Josh then proceeded to complete an MSc in Human and Applied Physiology at the University of Portsmouth. For his MSc Project, he investigated “The effect of tattoos on local sweat response and thermoregulation during cycling exercise in hot conditions”. After completing his postgraduate degree, Josh joined the Occupational Performance Research Group as a Research Assistant in September 2018.    



British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)

The Physiological Society


2014 – 2017 BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth

2017 - 2018 MSc (Hons) Human and Applied Physiology, University of Portsmouth


Josh has research interests in the following areas:

  • Thermoregulation during heat stress
  • Ethnic differences in human physiology
  • Heat acclimation
  • Extreme environmental physiology
  • Occupational physiology