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My lab’s research focuses on neural control of the heart. Heart failure continues to be a major health problem, with an increasing number of deaths attributed to heart failure, and increasing costs associated with care. Our work aims to characterise and eventually ameliorate the aberrant cardiac nerve changes associated with heart failure. Our other main interest is in sepsis – the often fatal bacterial infection that can occur after surgery. We are aiming to identify the onset of kidney failure that results from sepsis, so that Intensive Care Units can intervene much more quickly than is currently possible.


  • –present
    Professor of Neurophysiology, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health


  • 1970 
    University of Melbourne, Ph.D