Publications and Podcasts


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Wilkes M, Charles R, Long G, Massey H, Eglin C, Tipton M. Ergonomics of paragliding reserve parachute deployment in linear acceleration. Appl Ergon. 2020 Sep 1;90:103229. [Link]

Wilkes M, Long G, Massey H, Eglin C, Tipton MJ. Cognitive Function in Simulated Paragliding Flight. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2019 Oct 1;90(10):851-859. [Link]

Parr N, Wilkes M, Hawkes LA. Natural Climbers: Insights from Avian Physiology at High Altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2019 Oct 16. [Link]

Wilkes M. MacInnis MJ, Hawkes LA, Massey HC, Eglin C, Tipton M. The physiology of paragliding flight at moderate and extreme altitudes. High Alt Med Biol. 2018 Mar;19(1):42-51. [Link]

Wilkes M, MacInnis MJ, Witt MJ, Vergalla M, Verschave-Keysers M, Thomas A, Hawkes LA. Paragliding and the study of extreme altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2017 Jan 10. [Link]

Wilkes M, Simpson A, Knox M, Summers L. Kilimanjaro score for assessing fitness to fly paragliders at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 2013 Sep;14(3):304-7. [Link]


Dr Matt Wilkes and Andre Bandara summarise the zipline and G force studies in Emergency Parachute Research – Final Report [YouTube Video].

Dr Matt Wilkes discussing accident stats, hypoxia, cold, reserve deployment and Mont Blanc with Gavin McClurg on Episode 127 of the Cloudbase Mayhem podcast (10 Sept 2020).

Dr Matt Wilkes discussing accident management and the Free Flight Physiology Project with Gavin McClurg on Episode 43 of the Cloudbase Mayhem podcast (6 June 2017).

Wilkes M, Bandara A. Emergency Parachute Throw – How to Design and Deploy a Reserve with Dr Matt Wilkes [YouTube Video].

Reserves and G-Force: What you need to know. Cross Country. 2020 Oct; 214:30-35.

How dangerous is paragliding? Cross Country. 2020 Oct; 214:29-32

BFR Feedback. Cross Country. 2020 Feb; 207:36-37.

The BFR Study. Cross Country. 2019 Dec; 206:44-51. [Link]

Shouldering the pain. Cross Country. 2019 Jul. 201:79-81. [Link]

Cold hands, warm heart. Cross Country. 2018 Oct; 194:48-53. [Link]

In a Heartbeat: the Free Flight Physiology Project. Cross Country. 2018 Feb; 187:46-53. [Link]

Paragliding: the sky is the limit for sports’ medicine. British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog 2017 Dec 11. [Link]

Adventure Medicine for pilots. Cross Country. 2016 Oct; 173:56-65. [Link]

CHALET Card: What to do in an emergency. Cross Country. 2016 Oct; 173:56-65. [Link]

Flying high. Cross Country 2016 Feb-Mar; 167:57-64. [Link]