Exercise and cardiovascular function, and in particular the role of acute and chronic exercise on blood volume expansion and vasodilatory capacity as well as vein compliance in normal healthy and normotensive individuals with family history of hypertension. The role of exercise in the prevention of hypertension is important to investigate as normotensive individuals with family history of hypertension already have limited vasodilatory capacity (high peripheral resistance) compared to normotensives without a family history of hypertension.
Broad Research Areas:
Physiology, Cardiology and Vascular Disease
Dra (Hons) Indonesia, MSc (Hons) Wollongong, PhD De Montfort, UK
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
- American College of Sports Medicine, - High Blood pressure Research Council of Australia, - Australian Diabetes Society of Australia
Specific Research Keywords:
Vasodilatory Capacity, Hypertension, Vein Compliance, Cardiopulmonary baroreceptors, Arterial stiffness