Associate Professor in Health Sciences
I lived in a northern suburb of Adelaide for most of my young life and was educated in the public system at Para Hills West Primary School and Para Hills High School. I then completed BAppSc, MA and PhD degrees at the University of South Australia, University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) and University of Western Australia. I started my first academic appointment in the School of Human Movement Studies at QUT (Brisbane) in 1994 before taking academic appointments in Physiology at Trinity College Dublin, University of New England (Armidale) and the University of Otago (NZ). I joined UWS in 2011 and was also appointed to Neuroscience Research Australia as an honorary senior research officer.
I have taught across a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in Physiology, Biophysics, Exercise Science and Medicine. My current teaching is focused on exercise physiology. My research is focused on exercise and integrative physiology, with a special focus on cardiovascular control.
I have supervised undergraduate research, Honours, Masters and PhD students in all universities I have worked in, and for the most part I have been the primary supervisor of these students.
- Cardiorespiratory dynamics and control
- Clinical exercise testing, diagnosis and interpretation
- Cardiopulmonary disorders (especially pulmonary hypertension)
- Exercise science and aged care
- Occupational and work physiology (e.g. Defence, RFS)
- Australian Physiological Society (1995)
Qualifications and Recognition
- PhD University of Western Australia
- MA University of Victoria (Canada)
- BAppSC South Australian College of Advanced Education
Research & Publications