Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Completing my PhD on: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for screening of pulmonary hypertension in a clinical population of Scleroderma patients.
This primary aim of this study is to assess which gas exchange parameters obtained during a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) are able to be used as a non-invasive screening tool for the early detection of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in a clinical cohort of Scleroderma (SSc) patients.
Secondary aims :
Validate if CPET is able to rule out the presence of PHT, thus reducing the number of unnecessary right heart catheterisation (RHC) procedures for these patients.
With long term monitoring of SSc patients, assess if CPET is able to detect early vascular changes with exercise that precede the onset of resting PHT. Providing evidence of the presence of exercise induced PHT.
Date Position Institution name 2009 Accredited Clinical Physiologist (Respiratory) Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 - 2008 Adelaide University Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) 2003 - 2005 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Science
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member The Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists LTD Australia 2009 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science Australia 2009 - ongoing Member Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
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