DescriptionPeru 2013 Learning Through Adventure was a project developed by the University of Brighton Sport and Exercise Science Staff (Leader – Dr Alan Richardson; Assistant Leaders – Dr Mark Hayes, Dr Neil Maxwell, Dr Oli Gibson, Dr Ben Duncan) to promote learning and conduct research in exercise and environmental physiology through field-based work.
Twenty-nine undergraduate students and staff undertook research projects at the Welkin Human Performance Laboratories in Eastbourne before travelling to Cuzco, Peru. In Peru, the students completed 18 days of physiological and perceptual tests to examine acclimatisation and adaptation to altitude. They also worked to renovate Huacarpay Primary School and completed a four day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.
Funding - £22,000 to support curriculum-research-expedition
|Period||1 Apr 2013|
|Location||Cusco, United Kingdom|
Documents & Links
Prediction of physiological responses and performance at altitude using the 6-minute walk test in normoxia and hypoxia
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review