Professor Pascal Carrive

Professor Pascal Carrive

Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests   
I am a neuroscientist and my main research interest is in the organisation of the brain network that controls the autonomic and behavioural responses to emotional stress (anxiety, fear). I am primarily interested in cardiovascular and thermogenic responses to stress. We work in rats.   

Broad Research Areas   

  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pharmacology

Specific Research Keywords   

  • Central Control of Cardiovascular Function
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Limbic system
  • Brain Anatomy

Society Memberships & Professional Activities   

  • Australian Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Neuroscience (US)
  • Societe des Neurosciences (France)   

Funding Sources   

  • NHMRC (past)
  • National Heart Foundation (current)
  • ARC linkage (past)

Teaching Interests   
I teach Neuroanatomy and Neurosciences to third year science students and to medical students.
I am also the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School of Medical Sciences.   

Thesis topics for current UNSW Medicine postgraduate research students

  • Role of orexin receptors in central cardiovascular control during emotional stress
  • Role of orexin and 5HT-1A receptors in stress.
  • Characterisation of the output pathway of the limbic forebrain
  • Premotor sympathetic neurons of stress and exercise

ILP Research Interests (will supervise ILP students)

  • Central Nervous System Agents
  • Neural Pathways
  • Stress
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  • NHMRC (past)
  • National Heart Foundation (past)
  • ARC linkage (past)