Meet the Deputy Editors
Professor Ollie Jay, PhD, Senior Deputy Editor
Professor Ollie Jay, PhD, Senior Deputy Editor is a thermoregulatory physiologist and Professor of Heat & Health at the University of Sydney. He is Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory research team, and Director of the new Heat & Health Research Incubator at the University of Sydney. He is visiting fellow at Loughborough University (UK), and an advisor to several national and international organisations on extreme heat health policies.
Ollie has led several large-scale projects that have directly influenced international public health heatwave policies in the United States (CDC), Europe (WHO) and Australia. He has also led extreme heat policy development for Sports Medicine Australia, the National Rugby League/2017 Rugby League World Cup, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), and Cricket Australia. He was recently profiled by The Lancet in their 2021 Heat & Health Series, and his research program was featured in a 2020 Special Issue of Science (Cooling in a Warming World) highlighting its lead global contribution to protecting society’s most vulnerable to the heat.
To date, Ollie has a career total of >170 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Planetary Health, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, Journal of Physiology (London), Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, and Journal of Applied Physiology. He is National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator (Leadership 1) Fellow and has also received funding from organisations such as the Wellcome Trust (UK), the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. One of his on-going NHMRC projects seeks to develop an evidence-based extreme heat policy for child and youth sport in Australia.
Ollie is Senior Deputy Editor for Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and also an Editorial Board member for Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE), Temperature, and Energy & Buildings. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award For Excellence: Outstanding Research and Teaching.
Professor Toomas Timpka, Deputy Editor for Sport and Exercise Medicine
Professor Toomas Timpka, PhD, Deputy Editor for Sport and Exercise Medicine is a Professor of Social Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medical Informatics at Linköping University, Sweden. He is the Director of the Athletics Research Center (https://liu.se/en/research/athletics-research-center), an international scientific partnership involving researchers from three continents. He also holds an appointment as senior consultant physician at the Centre for Healthcare Development at Region Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden.
He has been the Principal Investigator in several research programs at World Athletics Championships and is the Head of the Medical Commission at Swedish Athletics. He is a past Professor of Informatics at Linköpings Institute of Technology and a past Coordinator of Safe Sports in the Safe Communities program supported by the WHO.
His present main research area is sports epidemiology and medicine. Timpka has published more than 250 original research articles and review papers. He has received awards for young scientists from the American and Swedish Medical Informatics Associations and best paper awards at world conferences for medical informatics and injury prevention. Professor Timpka is a former long-distance runner at national level and has coached youth team sports for 15 years.
He and his wife have five grown-up children and a beautiful grandchild.
Fiona Wilson, Deputy Editor for Sports Injury
A/Professor Fiona Wilson, Deputy Editor for Sports Injury is a Chartered Physiotherapist and an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, where she is Head of the Discipline of Physiotherapy. She has over 30 years of experience in clinical physiotherapy, teaching and research. Her research has focused on examination and synthesis of epidemiology and biomechanics to create meaningful management strategies for injury and pain in sport. Her primary focus has been on athlete back pain and she has published widely in this area; specializing in rowing related back pain. She was lead physiotherapist for Rowing Ireland for 10 years and is the first physiotherapist to be invited to the World Rowing Sports Medicine Commission. Fiona is also an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Teatske Altenburg, PhD, Deputy Editor for Physical Activity
A/Professor Teatske Altenburg PhD, Deputy Editor for Physical Activity is an assistant professor at the department of Public and Occupational Health of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC). As a Human Movement Scientist, she obtained her PhD in 2008 on muscle activation during isometric and dynamic contractions, at the VU University in Amsterdam and the Manchester Metropolitan University. Since 2010, Dr. Altenburg works at the Amsterdam UMC within the section Child & Adolescent Public Health. Her research is focused on measurement, determinants and mechanisms underlying the health consequences of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Her ambition is to unravel which behavioural patterns are associated with health, and how they can be improved to maximize children and adolescents’ health. Dr. Altenburg is specialized in child-centred research methods, including participatory action research. In her research she collaborates with youth themselves to assure that outcomes and measurement instruments are appropriate, and interventions meet the needs and interests of youth. She has contributed to >70 international peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Altenburg is a board member of the research programme Health Behaviours and Chronic Diseases of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.
Jason Siegler, PhD, Deputy Editor for Sport Science
A/Professor Jason Siegler, PhD, Deputy Editor Sport Science is an Associate Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in Exercise Physiology in 2004 at the University of New Mexico after completing a Masters at the University of Montana (2001) and undergraduate at the University of Connecticut in 1995. In an academic career that spans the US, UK and Australia, he has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented papers in numerous international forums on topics such as buffering supplementation and high intensity performance, hydration in team sports, training adaptations in team sports, and injury management and prevention. Dr Siegler has an established international research network and has provided consultancy provision for a wide range of elite athletes (British & Australian Track Cycling, the English Institute of Sport, the Australia Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport) and professional squads (Hull City FC, Scunthorpe United FC, Ghanaian Football Association, Western Sydney Wanderers). Presently, his research focuses on ergogenic aids and elite-level athletic performance, with a practical aim of improving applied practice in high performance sport.