Dr Anna Louise Hudson
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Anna Louise Hudson

medicine-health
School of Medical Sciences

Anna Hudson completed her doctorate at NeuRA and UNSW in 2010, investigating the neural control of the human inspiratory muscles using single motor unit electromyography (EMG) recordings. With the support of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship she conducted postdoctoral studies at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris using electroencephalography (EEG) and signal processing techniques to investigate how breathing is controlled in healthy subjects and patient groups.  She has also made contributions in the broader discipline of motor control, including the descending control of limb muscles.

Anna returned to NeuRA in 2014. Current studies include investigation of the relationship between the mechanics and neural control in respiratory and limb muscles using ultrasound and EMG and of sensorimotor cortical control of the respiratory muscles in healthy subjects and in patients with respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnoea and asthma using EEG. Currently, she is a Lung Foundation Australia/Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellow.

https://www.neura.edu.au/staff/dr-anna-hudson/

Phone
+61 2 9399 1841
Location
NeuRA Margarete Ainsworth Building Barker St Randwick

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Butler JE; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC, 2014, 'The neural control of human inspiratory muscles', in Holstege G; Beers CM; Subramanian HH (ed.), The Central Nervous System Control of Respiration, edn. 1, Elsevier Science Serials, Oxford, pp. 295 - 308
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Epiu I; Gandevia SC; Boswell-Ruys CL; Basha C; Archer SNJ; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2021, 'Inspiratory muscle responses to sudden airway occlusion in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 131, pp. 36 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00017.2021
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Boswell-Ruys CL; McBain RA; Eckert DJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2021, 'Inspiratory pre-motor potentials during quiet breathing in ageing and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (vol 596, 6173, 2018)', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, vol. 599, pp. 3253 - 3253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP281802
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Lewis RHC; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2020, 'Increased diaphragm motor unit discharge frequencies during quiet breathing in people with chronic tetraplegia', Journal of Physiology, vol. 598, pp. 2243 - 2256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP279220
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Amirjani N; McCaughey EJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2020, 'Differential activation of the human costal and crural diaphragm during voluntary and involuntary breaths', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 128, pp. 1262 - 1270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00790.2019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Boswell-Ruys CL; McCaughey EJ; Gandevia SC; Hudson AL; Butler JE, 2020, 'Absence of inspiratory premotor potentials during quiet breathing in cervical spinal cord injury', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 128, pp. 660 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00831.2019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Walsh LD; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2020, 'Respiratory muscle activity in voluntary breathing tracking tasks: Implications for the assessment of respiratory motor control', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2019.103353
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Laveneziana P; Albuquerque A; Aliverti A; Babb T; Barreiro E; Dres M; Dubé BP; Fauroux B; Gea J; Guenette JA; Hudson AL; Kabitz HJ; Laghi F; Langer D; Luo YM; Neder JA; O'Donnell D; Polkey MI; Rabinovich RA; Rossi A; Series F; Similowski T; Spengler C; Vogiatzis I; Verges S, 2019, 'ERS statement on respiratory muscle testing at rest and during exercise', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01214-2018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Lewis RHC; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2019, 'Discharge properties of human diaphragm motor units with ageing', Journal of Physiology, vol. 597, pp. 5079 - 5092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP278498
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    McCaughey EJ; Jonkman AH; Boswell-Ruys CL; McBain RA; Bye EA; Hudson AL; Collins DW; Heunks LMA; McLachlan AJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2019, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to assist ventilator weaning in critical illness: a double-blinded, randomised, sham-controlled pilot study', Critical care (London, England), vol. 23, pp. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-019-2544-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    McCaughey EJ; Butler JE; McBain RA; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Lee BB, 2019, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to augment respiratory function in spinal cord injury', Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, vol. 25, pp. 105 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1310/sci2502-105
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2019, 'A Principle of Neuromechanical Matching for Motor Unit Recruitment in Human Movement', Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, vol. 47, pp. 157 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/JES.0000000000000191
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Epiu I; Boswell-Ruys C; Gandevia S; Butler J; Hudson A, 2019, 'Analysis of tongue strength and swallowing in COPD and healthy ageing', IBRO Reports, vol. 6, pp. S420 - S420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2019.07.1335
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    McCaughey EJ; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2018, 'Optimal electrode position for abdominal functional electrical stimulation', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 125, pp. 1062 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00446.2018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Niérat MC; Raux M; Similowski T, 2018, 'The relationship between respiratory-related premotor potentials and small perturbations in ventilation', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00621
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nguyen DAT; Boswell-Ruys CL; McBain RA; Eckert DJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2018, 'Inspiratory pre-motor potentials during quiet breathing in ageing and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', Journal of Physiology, vol. 596, pp. 6173 - 6189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP275764
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Butler JE, 2018, 'Assessment of ‘neural respiratory drive’ from the parasternal intercostal muscles', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 252-253, pp. 16 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2017.11.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2017, 'Task-dependent output of human parasternal intercostal motor units across spinal levels', Journal of Physiology, vol. 595, pp. 7081 - 7092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP274866
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Niérat MC; Laviolette L; Hudson A; Similowski T; Sévoz-Couche C, 2017, 'Experimental dyspnea as a stressor: differential cardiovegetative responses to inspiratory threshold loading in healthy men and women', Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol. 123, pp. 205 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00078.2017
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Navarro-Sune X; Hudson AL; Fallani FDV; Martinerie J; Witon A; Pouget P; Raux M; Similowski T; Chavez M, 2017, 'Riemannian Geometry Applied to Detection of Respiratory States from EEG Signals: The Basis for a Brain-Ventilator Interface', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 64, pp. 1138 - 1148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2016.2592820
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Joulia F; Butler AA; Fitzpatrick RC; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2016, 'Activation of human inspiratory muscles in an upside-down posture', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 226, pp. 152 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2015.05.012
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Navarro-Sune X; Martinerie J; Pouget P; Raux M; Chavez M; Similowski T, 2016, 'Electroencephalographic detection of respiratory-related cortical activity in humans: From event-related approaches to continuous connectivity evaluation', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 115, pp. 2214 - 2223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.01058.2015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Laveneziana P, 2015, 'Do we "drive" dyspnoea?', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 45, pp. 301 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00223314
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Mcbain RA; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2015, 'Short-latency inhibitory reflex responses to inspiratory loading of the scalene muscles are impaired in spinal cord injury', Experimental Physiology, vol. 100, pp. 216 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/expphysiol.2014.082818
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nierat MC; Hudson AL; Chaskalovic J; Similowski T; Laviolette L, 2015, 'Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the supplementary motor area modifies breathing pattern in response to inspiratory loading in normal humans', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2015.00273
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Kwan BC; Butler JE; Hudson AL; McKenzie DK; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2015, 'Corrigendum', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 118, pp. 1330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.zdg-1448.corr.2015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Nierat M-C; Hudson AL; Chaskalovic J; Similowski T; Laviolette L, 2015, 'Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the supplementary motor area modifies breathing pattern in response to inspiratory loading in normal humans', FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2015.00273
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Butler JE; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC, 2014, 'The neural control of human inspiratory muscles', Progress in Brain Research, vol. 209, pp. 295 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63274-6.00015-1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Tremoureux L; Raux M; Hudson AL; Ranohavimparany A; Straus C; Similowski T, 2014, 'Does the supplementary motor area keep patients with Ondine's curse syndrome breathing while awake?', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0084534
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Kwan BCH; Butler JE; Hudson AL; McKenzie DK; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2014, 'A novel ultrasound technique to measure genioglossus movement in vivo', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 117, pp. 556 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01257.2013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hamaoui A; Hudson AL; Laviolette L; Nierat MC; Do MC; Similowski T, 2014, 'Postural disturbances resulting from unilateral and bilateral diaphragm contractions: A phrenic nerve stimulation study', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 117, pp. 825 - 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00369.2014
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Laviolette L; Nierat MC; Hudson AL; Raux M; Allard E; Similowski TH, 2013, 'The Supplementary Motor Area Exerts a Tonic Excitatory Influence on Corticospinal Projections to Phrenic Motoneurons in Awake Humans', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, pp. Article number62258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0062258
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Amirjani N; Hudson AL; Butler JE; Gandevia SC, 2012, 'An algorithm for the safety of costal diaphragm electromyography derived from ultrasound', Muscle and Nerve, vol. 46, pp. 856 - 860, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.23438
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Taylor JL; Anand A; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2012, 'Evoked corticospinal output to the human scalene muscles is altered by lung volume', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 180, pp. 263 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2011.11.017
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2011, 'Control of human inspiratory motoneurones during voluntary and involuntary contractions', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 179, pp. 23 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2011.06.010
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Butler JE; Gandevia SC; De Troyer A, 2011, 'Role of the diaphragm in trunk rotation in humans', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 106, pp. 1622 - 1628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00155.2011
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2011, 'Common rostrocaudal gradient of output from human intercostal motoneurones during voluntary and automatic breathing', Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol. 175, pp. 20 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2010.08.023
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Brown EC; Hudson AL; Butler JE; Mckenzie DK; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC, 2011, 'Single motor unit recordings in human geniohyoid reveal minimal respiratory activity during quiet breathing', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 110, pp. 1054 - 1059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00454.2010
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    2011, 'Commentaries on Viewpoint: Initiating inspiration outside the medulla does produce eupneic breathing. Non-medullary structures may sculpt inspiratory motoneuronal output.', Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), vol. 110
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Butler JE; Gandevia SC; De Troyer A, 2010, 'Interplay between the inspiratory and postural functions of the human parasternal intercostal muscles', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 103, pp. 1622 - 1629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00887.2009
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Taylor JL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2009, 'Coupling between mechanical and neural behaviour in the human first dorsal interosseous muscle', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 587, pp. 917 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2008.165043
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Martin PG; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Taylor JL, 2009, 'Reproducible measurement of human motoneuron excitability with magnetic stimulation of the corticospinal tract', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 102, pp. 606 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.91348.2008
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2007, 'The effect of lung volume on the co-ordinated recruitment of scalene and sternomastoid muscles in humans', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 584, pp. 261 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2007.137240
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Butler J; De Troyer A; Gandevia S; Gorman R; Hudson A, 2007, 'Neuromechanical matching of central respiratory drive: a new principle of motor unit recruitment?', Physiology News, pp. 22 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.36866/pn.67.22
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Gandevia SC; Hudson AL; Gorman RB; Butler JE; De Troyer A, 2006, 'Spatial distribution of inspiratory drive to the parasternal intercostal muscles in humans', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 573, pp. 263 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2005.101915
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Mclachlan AJ; McCaughey E; Jonkman A; Boswell-Ruys C; McBain R; Bye E; Hudson A; Gandevia SC; Collins D; Heunks LMA; Butler J, 2019, 'Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Applied to the Abdominal Muscles to Assist Ventilator Weaning in Critically Ill Patients: An Assessor Blinded, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Pilot Study', in C14. CRITICAL CARE: THE CRUCIBLE - OPTIMIZING MECHANICAL VENTILATION: INNOVATIVE TRIALS AND TOOLS, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, May 17-22, 2019 - Dallas, TX, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_meetingabstracts.a4249
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Sevoz-Couche C; Hudson AL; Nierat M-C; Similowski T; La Violette L, 2013, 'Dysautnomia induced by inspiratory threshold loading in healthy subjects', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Leuven, BELGIUM, Vol. 104, pp. 157 - 157, presented at 20th Annual Meeting of the International-Society-for-the-Advancement-of-Respiratory-Psychophysiology (ISARP), Leuven, BELGIUM, 27 September 2013 - 29 September 2013, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000348034700052&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Similowski T; Raux M; Hudson AL; Nierat M-C; Adler D; Chenivesse C; Laviolette L; Morelot-Panzini C, 2013, 'The supplementary motor area and human respiration from volitional breathing to the compensation of mechanical inspiratory loading: Neurophysiological substrates of "work/effort" dyspne?a', in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Leuven, BELGIUM, pp. 158 - 158, presented at 20th Annual Meeting of the International-Society-for-the-Advancement-of-Respiratory-Psychophysiology (ISARP), Leuven, BELGIUM, 27 September 2013 - 29 September 2013, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000348034700054&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Amirjani N; Hudson AL; Butler JE; Gandevia SC, 2011, 'Comparison Of EMG In The Costal And Crural Diaphragm With Increments In Tidal Volume', in C76. CONTROL OF VENTILATION AND RESPIRATORY MUSCLES, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2011 International Conference, May 13-18, 2011 • Denver Colorado, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2011.183.1_meetingabstracts.a5287
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Gandevia SC; Kwan BC; Butler JE; Hudson AL; Bilston LE, 2011, 'Ultrasound Imaging Of Genioglossus Muscle Movement During Quiet Breathing', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000208770306290&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Butler JE; Hudson AL; Taylor JL; Anand A; Gandevia SC, 2010, 'Excitability of motor cortical output to human scalenes muscles in altered by lung volume', in Small D (ed.), Australian Neurosciences Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, ANS, Sydney, pp. 142 - 142, presented at Australian Neurosciences Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Sydney, 31 January 2010 - 03 February 2010
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Anna Louise Hudson
    Hudson AL; De Troyer A; Gorman RB; Butler JE; Gandevia SC, 2006, 'Spatial distribution of inspiratory drive to the parasternal intercostal muscles in humans', in Proceedings of Aust Neuroscience Society, 26th Annual meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, pp. 28 - 28, presented at 26th Annual meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, 31 January 2006 - 03 February 2006

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