Dr Pascale Kippelen
Dr Pascale Kippelen is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise & Respiratory Physiology in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London. Her main research interest lies in the understanding of respiratory problems in athletes (in particular, asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction). Pascale has advised many high-profile sporting organisations (incl. the IOC-Medical Commission and UK Anti-Doping) on questions relating to diagnosis and management of asthma in elite sport.
Pascale is a member of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation. She has supervised doctoral work on the adverse consequences of increased ventilation in athletes (with a special focus on the effect of age and the environment). In recent years, her attention has been drawn to the impact of whole-body dehydration (as one of the many adverse consequences of heatwaves) on respiratory health.
Dr Kippelen collaborated with Faisal Abdu’Allah and Dr Lee Romer (one of her colleagues at Brunel University London) on a project exploring the effects of London’s poor air quality on the respiratory health of athletes.