Research Interests: Autoregulation of blood flow is the ability of tissues to control 'local' blood flow in response to changes in systemic blood pressure and the tissue's metabolic requirements. Our research focusses on the mechanisms of blood flow autoregulation; pressure-induced changes in the diameter of arterioles (myogenic mechanisms) and alteration of arteriolar diameter in response to metabolic products (metabolic mechanisms). We are also interested in the effect of metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes on small artery function.
Broad Research Areas:
Cardiology and Vascular Disease, Pharmacology, Physiology
BSc (Hons), PhD
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT), Australia and New Zealand Microcirculation Society, Australian Physiology Society, British Pharmacological Society
Specific Research Keywords:
Vascular Biology, Microcirculation, Vascular remodeling, Obesity, Diabetes