Josh Arnold

Josh Arnold


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Academic Background

Joining Norwich Medical School in 2021, I am excited to lead and develop the taught aspects of human physiology on the MBBS medical program. Having worked and studied across several academic institutes to date, I have been fortunate enough to experience and acquire a range of teaching and research expertise. My work has not only focused on basic science, addressing mechanistic regulatory physiology (working at Loughborough University and the Univeristy of Tsukuba in Japan), but also applied science, addressing a number of public health issues whilst working alongside local authority stakeholders (Southampton Solent University), and finally, the physiology of athletic performance (Bangor University and Sheffield Hallam University).

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research seeks to investigate the impact of multifactorial environmental stressors on human physiology and function. Specifically, my experimental work has focused on the response imposed by a combination of low oxygen availability and low ambient temperature (termed hypoxic-cold), and their combined modification of skin blood flow and shivering thermogenesis. While basic science in nature, this research is centred around the concept that systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase understanding of critically ill patients. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being