Dr Tiina Ikäheimo has comprehensive knowledge in the area of environmental temperatures, human performance and health complemented with research related to exercise and health. Her experience includes several disciplines, such as public health, environmental and occupational health, biomedicine, as well as health and exercise sciences. She has in-depth expertise in physiology, but has also experience in respiratory medicine, microbiology, and epidemiology. She has knowledge in research methodologies related with controlled and population studies.
Dr Ikäheimo has contributed to several peer-reviewed original articles and reviews, and produced international expert material, like chapters in text books and professional guides. She has participated in co-ordinating, or as a co-PI, to research and development projects which have led to the production of a cold risk assessment model for workplaces. This progressed later to the production of one international standard for thermal environments. She has also contributed to a national level model and recommendations for reducing adverse health effects of extreme temperatures. Lately she is a PI or participating to research projects aiming at assessing the effects of temperature on health.
She has profound experience in international co-operation through her work as an editor, and later as Editor-in-Chief, of an international peer-reviewed scientific medical journal on health matters of the arctic areas. Being an active member of the international scientific community has also connected her to different international positions of trust which are linked to high profile decision making in the area of human health in the arctic. Dr. Ikäheimo has also worked as consultant in the area of extreme cold temperatures and human health, as well as having produced information material together with WHO experts. Lately, as a vice-director of the established WHO Collaborating Center in Global Change, Environment and Public Health has again stimulated international co-operation.