Professor Mike Tipton Awarded The Ireland Medal

Courtesy of The Lifesaving Foundation.

John Connolly of the Lifesaving Foundation announced that Professor Mike Tipton Ph.D. has been awarded the 2019 Ireland Medal.

The professor from the University of Portsmouth in the UK was recognized for his contributions to saving lives from drowning in cold water.

The medal will be presented in Waterford City, Ireland on February 24th 2020. On February 25th, Professor Tipton will present a free lecture on his work at Waterford Institute of Technology’s School of Health Sciences. Attendance is open to all interested in Cold Water Survival.

Last year, Professor Tipton was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list for services to research and teaching in extreme environmental physiology and research in drowning prevention.

Professor Tipton, who is the UK’s leading cold water survival expert, is a Professor of Human and Applied Physiology. He is Director of Research for the Department of Sport and Exercise Science where he leads the University’s Extreme Environments Laboratory.

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