Doctor Rachael Brown

Doctor Rachael Brown

Senior Research Fellow,
School Of Medicine

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • RN Nurses Association

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School Of Medicine

Contact

Email: R.Brown@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3799
Mobile:
Location: 30.2.20
Campbelltown
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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Brown, R., Burton, A. and Macefield, V. (2018), 'Autonomic dysreflexia : somatosympathetic and viscerosympathetic vasoconstrictor responses to innocuous and noxious sensory stimulation below lesion in human spinal cord injury', Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, vol 209 , pp 71 - 78.
  • Mucci, V., Canceri, J., Brown, R., Dai, M., Yakushin, S., Watson, S., Ombergen, A., Topsakal, V., Heyning, P., Wuyts, F. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome : a survey on subtypes, misdiagnoses, onset and associated psychological features', Journal of Neurology, vol 265, no 3 , pp 486 - 499.
  • Kobuch, S., Fazalbhoy, A., Brown, R., Macefield, V. and Henderson, L. (2018), 'Muscle sympathetic nerve activity-coupled changes in brain activity during sustained muscle pain', Brain and Behavior, vol 8, no 3 .
  • Kobuch, S., Henderson, L., Macefield, V. and Brown, R. (2018), 'The effects of audiovisual distraction on the muscle sympathetic responses to experimental muscle pain', Experimental Brain Research, vol 236, no 7 , pp 1919 - 1925.
  • Mucci, V., Canceri, J., Brown, R., Dai, M., Yakushin, S., Watson, S., Ombergen, A., Jacquemyn, Y., Fahey, P., Heyning, P., Wuyts, F. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Mal de Debarquement syndrome : a retrospective online questionnaire on the influences of gonadal hormones in relation to onset and symptom fluctuation', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 9 .
  • Hissen, S., El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2018), 'The stability and repeatability of spontaneous sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity in healthy young individuals', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 12 .
  • Canceri, J., Brown, R., Watson, S. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Examination of current treatments and symptom management strategies used by patients with Mal De Debarquement Syndrome', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 9 .
  • Kobuch, S., Fazalbhoy, A., Brown, R., Henderson, L. and Macefield, V. (2017), 'Central circuitry responsible for the divergent sympathetic responses to tonic muscle pain in humans', Human Brain Mapping, vol 38, no 2 , pp 869 - 881.
  • Chen, D., Brown, R., Liess, C., Poljak, A., Xu, A., Zhang, J., Trenell, M., Jenkins, A., Chisholm, D., Samocha-Bonet, D., Macefield, V. and Greenfield, J. (2017), 'Muscle sympathetic nerve activity is associated with liver insulin sensitivity in obese non-diabetic men', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 8 .
  • Hissen, S., El Sayed, K., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2017), 'Muscle sympathetic nerve activity peaks in the first trimester in healthy pregnancy : a longitudinal case study', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 27, no 6 , pp 401 - 406.
  • Leitch, M., Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2017), 'Intramuscular stimulation of tibialis anterior in human subjects : the effects of discharge variability on force production and fatigue', Physiological Reports, vol 5, no 15 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Brown, R., Celermajer, D., Macefield, V. and Sander, M. (2016), 'The effect of nitric oxide inhibition in spinal cord injured humans with and without preserved sympathetic control of the vasculature', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 10, no MAR , pp 65 - 65.
  • Kobuch, S., Fazalbhoy, A., Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2016), 'Inter-individual responses to experimental muscle pain : baseline anxiety ratings and attitudes to pain do not determine the direction of the sympathetic response to tonic muscle pain in humans', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 104 , pp 17 - 23.
  • Johnson, A., Hissen, S., Macefield, V., Brown, R. and Taylor, C. (2016), 'Magnitude of morning surge in blood pressure is associated with sympathetic but not cardiac baroreflex sensitivity', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 10, no 412 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Hissen, S., Macefield, V., Brown, R., Witter, T. and Taylor, C. (2015), 'Baroreflex modulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity at rest does not differ between morning and afternoon', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 9 .
  • Kobuch, S., Fazalbhoy, A., Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2015), 'Inter-individual responses to experimental muscle pain : baseline physiological parameters do not determine whether muscle sympathetic nerve activity increases or decreases during pain', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 9 .
  • Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2014), 'Skin sympathetic nerve activity in humans during exposure to emotionally-charged images : sex differences', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 5 .
  • Seitz, M., Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2013), 'Inhibition of augmented muscle vasoconstrictor drive following asphyxic apnoea in awake human subjects is not affected by relief of chemical drive', Experimental Physiology, vol 98, no 2 , pp 405 - 414.
  • Brown, R., Kemp, U. and Macefield, V. (2013), 'Increases in muscle sympathetic nerve activity, heart rate, respiration, and skin blood flow during passive viewing of exercise', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol 7, no 102 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Brown, R., Duma, S., Piguet, O., Broe, A. and Macefield, V. (2012), 'Cardiovascular variability in Parkinson's disease and extrapyramidal motor slowing', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 22, no 4 , pp 191 - 196.
  • Henderson, L., Stathis, A., James, C., Brown, R., McDonald, S. and Macefield, V. (2012), 'Real-time imaging of cortical areas involved in the generation of increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity when viewing emotionally charged images', NeuroImage, vol 62, no 1 , pp 30 - 40.
  • Macefield, V., Burton, A. and Brown, R. (2012), 'Somatosympathetic vasoconstrictor reflexes in human spinal cord injury : responses to innocuous and noxious sensory stimulation below lesion', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 3 .
  • Brown, R., James, C., Henderson, L. and Macefield, V. (2012), 'Autonomic markers of emotional processing : skin sympathetic nerve activity in humans during exposure to emotionally charged images', Frontiers in Physiology, vol 3, no 1 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Brown, R., Burton, A. and Macefield, V. (2009), 'Input-output relationships of a somatosympathetic reflex in human spinal injury', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol 19, no 4 , pp 213 - 220.
  • Brown, R., Stolzenhein, G., Engel, S. and Macefield, V. (2009), 'Cutaneous vasoconstriction as a measure of incipient autonomic dysreflexia during penile vibratory stimulation in spinal cord injury', Spinal Cord, vol 47, no 7 , pp 538 - 544.
  • Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2008), 'Assessing the capacity of the sympathetic nervous system to respond to a cardiovascular challenge in human spinal cord injury', Spinal Cord, vol 46, no 10 , pp 666 - 672.
  • Burton, A., Brown, R. and Macefield, V. (2008), 'Selective activation of muscle and skin nociceptors does not trigger exaggerated sympathetic responses in spinal-injured subjects', Spinal Cord, vol 46, no 10 , pp 660 - 665.
  • Brown, R., Stolzenheim, G., Engel, S. and Macefield, V. (2008), 'Cutaneous vasoconstriction as a measure of incipient autonomic dysreflexia during penile vibratory stimulation in spinal cord injury', Spinal Cord, .
  • Brown, R., Engel, S., Wallin, G., Elam, M. and Macefield, V. (2007), 'Assessing the integrity of sympathetic pathways in spinal cord injury', Autonomic Neuroscience: basic & clinical, vol 134, no 40575 , pp 61 - 68.

Conference Papers

  • Baumert, M., Brown, R., Duma, S., Broe, A., Kabir, M. and Macefield, V. (2012), 'Joint symbolic dynamics as a model-free approach to study interdependence in cardio-respiratory time series', IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, San Diego, California.

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