Simran Sidhu

Dr Simran Sidhu

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Simran Sidhu is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiology and leader of the Integrative Human Neurophysiology Laboratory in the Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Dr Sidhu was awarded her PhD in Neuroscience (School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia) in 2012. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Integrative Physiology at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA (2013-2015) and during this time was also awarded the American Heart Association Fellowship (2014-2015). Dr Sidhu was appointed Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiology at The University of Adelaide in June 2015.

Dr Sidhu's research bridges three disciplines: neuroscience, physiology, and exercise science – with a focus on elucidating neurophysiological mechanisms of exercise intolerance. Her research involves the application of non-invasive neurophysiological tools at the cutting edge of integrative neurophysiology, for e.g. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in healthy, aged, and clinical populations.

Current projects available for research students in my laboratory:

Overarching background to the available projects:

A hallmark of people with neurological and cardiovascular conditions such as multiple sclerosis and heart failure is premature fatigue, which not only impairs their quality of life, but also depicts a major source of morbidity. In advancing age, exercise intolerance and disability remains high. We understand little about the brain areas involved in the development of fatigue, and the impact of centrally driven fatigue on movements that are vital for interaction with our environment. Having a detailed understanding of the neural mechanisms and interactions that occur between the components in the brain during physical activity is critical to establish the anatomical sites of intervention that will reduce the effects of fatigue and increase movement tolerance. Furthermore, in many social and economic contexts, including vehicle driving, manual industrial operations and defence, physical fatigue has important influence on cognitive performance during goal directed movements. To improve human work productivity in health and disease, both the neurophysiological and psychophysical aspects of fatigue need to be addressed.

The series of projects currently implemented in my lab (details below) allow us to address the overarching aim of gaining a deep understanding of the relationship between exercise-related fatigue and physical activity, neural correlates, and motor-cognitive performance in humans.

Project 1:

  • Title: Brain mechanisms underlying effects of exercise-related fatigue on physical and motor-cognitive performance.
  • Available for: Third-year research placement students/Honours/PhD/Masters
  • Location: Helen Mayo South
  • Research project availability: Semester 1/2

Project 2:

  • Title: Neuromodulation, Neural fatigue and physical activity in multiple sclerosis.
  • Available for: Honours/PhD/Masters
  • Location: Helen Mayo South
  • Research project availability: Semester 1/2

Project 3:

  • Title: Age-related impact of physical activity on the brain.
  • Available for: Honours/PhD/Masters
  • Location: Helen Mayo South
  • Research project availability: Semester 1/2

Project 4:

  • Title: Neural control of cadence during locomotor exercise
  • Available for: Honours/PhD/Masters
  • Location: Helen Mayo South
  • Research project availability: Semester 1/2

Research in SSidhu Lab

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Utah
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award 2018 Women's Research Excellence Award The University of Adelaide Australia 5000
    2016 Recognition American Physiological Society (APS) select award for distinction in scholarship American Physiological Society (APS) United States
    2014 Award American Heart Association Fellowship Award The University of Utah United States
    2012 Honour Warren Walsh Memorial Award for outstanding academic performance during doctoral studies The University of Queensland Australia
    2007 Achievement Class I Honours In Physiology The University of New South Wales Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2012 University of Queensland Australia PhD (Neuroscience/Neurophysiology)
    2007 University of New South Wales Australia BSc Hons 1 (Exercise Neurophysiology)
    2003 - 2006 National University of Singapore Singapore BSc (Biomedical Science)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship (American Heart Association Fellowship) University of Utah United States
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Otieno, L. A., Semmler, J. G., & Sidhu, S. K. (2021). Single joint fatiguing exercise decreases long but not short-interval intracortical inhibition in older adults.. Exp Brain Res, 239(1), 47-58.
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    2021 Hureau, T. J., Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Thurston, T. S., Reese, V. R., Zhao, J., . . . Amann, M. (2021). Ascorbate attenuates cycling exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue but fails to improve exertional dyspnea and exercise tolerance in COPD. Journal of Applied Physiology, 130(1), 69-79.
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    2021 Sidhu, S. K. (2021). Remote muscle priming anodal transcranial direct current stimulation attenuates short interval intracortical inhibition and increases time to task failure of a constant workload cycling exercise. Experimental Brain Research, 239(6), 1975-1985.
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    2021 Lewis, M. T., Blain, G. M., Hart, C. R., Layec, G., Rossman, M. J., Park, S. -Y., . . . Richardson, R. S. (2021). Acute high-intensity exercise and skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiratory function: The role of metabolic perturbation.. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology.
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    2021 Hand, B. J., Opie, G. M., Sidhu, S. K., & Semmler, J. G. (2021). Motor cortex plasticity and visuomotor skill learning in upper and lower limbs of endurance-trained cyclists.. European journal of applied physiology.
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    2020 Sidhu, S., & Lauber, B. (2020). Freely Chosen Cadence During Cycling Attenuates Intracortical Inhibition and Increases Intracortical Facilitation Compared to a Similar Fixed Cadence.. Neuroscience, 441, 93-101.
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    2020 Hand, B. J., Opie, G. M., Sidhu, S. K., & Semmler, J. G. (2020). TMS coil orientation and muscle activation influence lower limb intracortical excitability. Brain Research, 1746, 147027-1-147027-9.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Pourmajidian, M., Lauber, B., & Sidhu, S. K. (2020). Preconditioning cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates the neuroplastic effect of subsequent anodal transcranial direct current stimulation applied during cycling in young adults.. Neuroscience letters, 714, 134597.
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    2020 Opie, G. M., Otieno, L. A., Pourmajidian, M., Semmler, J. G., & Sidhu, S. K. (2020). Older adults differentially modulate transcranial magnetic stimulation-electroencephalography measures of cortical inhibition during maximal single-joint exercise. Neuroscience, 425, 181-193.
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    2019 Otieno, L. A., Opie, G., Semmler, J., Ridding, M., & Sidhu, S. (2019). Intermittent single-joint fatiguing exercise reduces TMS-EEG measures of cortical inhibition. Journal of neurophysiology, 121(2), 471-479.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8 Europe PMC5
    2019 Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Rossman, M. J., Jessop, J. E., Bledsoe, A. D., Buys, M. J., . . . Amann, M. (2019). Exercise Pressor Reflex Contributes to the Cardiovascular Abnormalities Characterizing: Hypertensive Humans During Exercise.. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), 74(6), 1468-1475.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2019 Pourmajidian, M., Lauber, B., & Sidhu, S. (2019). Preconditioning cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates the neuroplastic effect of subsequent anodal transcranial direct current stimulation applied during cycling in young adults.
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    2018 Weavil, J. C., Hureau, T. J., Thurston, T. S., Sidhu, S. K., Garten, R. S., Nelson, A. D., . . . Amann, M. (2018). Impact of age on the development of fatigue during large and small muscle mass exercise. American journal of physiology: Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 315(4), R741-R750.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2018 Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Thurston, T. S., Rosenberger, D., Jessop, J. E., Wang, E., . . . Amann, M. (2018). Fatigue-related group III/IV muscle afferent feedback facilitates intracortical inhibition during locomotor exercise. Journal of Physiology, 596(19), 4789-4801.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS38 Europe PMC18
    2018 Layec, G., Blain, G., Rossman, M., Park, S., Hart, C., Trinity, J., . . . Richardson, R. (2018). Acute high-intensity exercise impairs skeletal muscle respiratory capacity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(12), 2409-2417.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2018 Opie, G., Sidhu, S., Rogasch, N., Ridding, M., & Semmler, J. (2018). Cortical inhibition assessed using paired-pulse TMS-EEG is increased in older adults. Brain Stimulation, 11(3), 545-557.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS13 Europe PMC8
    2017 Sidhu, S., Pourmajidian, M., Opie, G., & Semmler, J. (2017). Increasing motor cortex plasticity with spaced paired associative stimulation at different intervals in older adults. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46(11), 2674-2683.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2017 Khong, T., Selvanayagam, V., Sidhu, S., & Yusof, A. (2017). Role of carbohydrate in central fatigue: a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27(4), 376-384.
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    2017 Sidhu, S., Weavil, J., Mangum, T., Jessop, J., Richardson, R., Morgan, D., & Amann, M. (2017). Group III/IV locomotor muscle afferents alter motor cortical and corticospinal excitability and promote central fatigue during cycling exercise. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(1), 44-55.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS60 Europe PMC36
    2016 Weavil, J., Sidhu, S., Mangum, T., Richardson, R., & Amann, M. (2016). Fatigue diminishes motoneuronal excitability during cycling exercise. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116(4), 1743-1751.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS28 Europe PMC13
    2016 Blain, G., Mangum, T., Sidhu, S., Weavil, J., Hureau, T., Jessop, J., . . . Amann, M. (2016). Group III/IV muscle afferents limit the intramuscular metabolic perturbation during whole body exercise in humans. Journal of Physiology, 594(18), 5303-5315.
    DOI Scopus83 WoS85 Europe PMC52
    2016 Unhjem, R., Nygård, M., Van Den Hoven, L., Sidhu, S., Hoff, J., & Wang, E. (2016). Lifelong strength training mitigates the age-related decline in efferent drive. Journal of Applied Physiology, 121(2), 415-423.
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    2015 Sidhu, S., Weavil, J., Venturelli, M., Rossman, M., Gmelch, B., Bledsoe, A., . . . Amann, M. (2015). Aging alters muscle reflex control of autonomic cardiovascular responses to rhythmic contractions in humans.. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 309(9), H1479-H1489.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS20 Europe PMC15
    2015 Weavil, J., Sidhu, S., Mangum, T., Richardson, R., & Amann, M. (2015). Intensity-dependent alterations in the excitability of cortical and spinal projections to the knee extensors during isometric and locomotor exercise. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 308(12), R998-R1007.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS29 Europe PMC17
    2015 Sidhu, S. (2015). Autonomic responses to exercise: group III/IV muscle afferents and fatigue. Autonomic neuroscience: basic & clinical, 188, 19-23.
    DOI Scopus97 WoS94 Europe PMC62
    2014 Sidhu, S., Weavil, J., Venturelli, M., Garten, R., Rossman, M., Richardson, R., . . . Amann, M. (2014). Spinal μ-opioid receptor-sensitive lower limb muscle afferents determine corticospinal responsiveness and promote central fatigue in upper limb muscle. Journal of Physiology, 592(22), 5011-5024.
    DOI Scopus78 WoS76 Europe PMC56
    2014 Marinovic, W., Tresilian, J. R., de Rugy, A., Sidhu, S., & Riek, S. (2014). Corticospinal modulation induced by sounds depends on action preparedness. Journal of Physiology-London, 592(1), 153-169.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS40 Europe PMC26
    2013 Sidhu, S., Cresswell, A., & Carroll, T. (2013). Corticospinal responses to sustained locomotor exercises: moving beyond single-joint studies of central fatigue. Sports Medicine, 43(6), 437-449.
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    2013 Sidhu, S., Lauber, B., Cresswell, A., & Carroll, T. (2013). Sustained cycling exercise increases intracortical inhibition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(4), 654-662.
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    2013 Sidhu, S., Cresswell, A., & Carroll, T. (2013). Short-interval intracortical inhibition in knee extensors during locomotor cycling. Acta Physiologica, 207(1), 194-201.
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    2012 Sidhu, S., Cresswell, A., & Carroll, T. (2012). Motor cortex excitability does not increase during sustained cycling exercise to volitional exhaustion. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(3), 401-409.
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    2012 Sidhu, S., Hoffman, B., Cresswell, A., & Carroll, T. (2012). Corticospinal contributions to lower limb muscle activity during cycling in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(1), 306-314.
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    2009 Sidhu, S., Bentley, D., & Carroll, T. (2009). Cortical voluntary activation of the human knee extensors can be reliably estimated using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Muscle & Nerve, 39(2), 186-196.
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    2009 Sidhu, S., Bentley, D., & Carroll, T. (2009). Locomotor exercise induces long-lasting impairments in the capacity of the human motor cortex to voluntarily activate knee extensor muscles. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(2), 556-565.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Sidhu, S. (2020). Role of group III/IV muscle afferents on central nervous system responses to exhaustive cycling exercise. In Proceedings of the 25th European Congress of Sports Science. Virtual online: ECSS.
    2019 Otieno, L. A., Semmler, J., & Sidhu, S. (2019). Age-related changed in GABA-mediated inhibition with fatiguing single joint exercise.. In Proceedings of the ANS Sensorimotor Control Satellite Meeting. Adelaide.
    2018 Sidhu, S. K. (2018). Preconditioning tDCS facilitates effects of subsequent tDCS applied during cycling exercise on corticospinal excitability and working memory in young adults. In Proceedings of the European College of Sports Science. Dublin.
    2017 Sidhu, S., Weavil, J., Thurston, T., Wang, E., Rosenberger, D., Jessop, J., . . . Amann, M. (2017). Fatigue modulates the effect of group III/IV muscle afferents On Gabab mediated inhibition and corticospinal excitability. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Vol. 49 (pp. 695). Denver, Colorado: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd..
    2017 Lauber, B., Lichtwark, G., Sidhu, S. K., & Gollhofer, A. (2017). Effect of cadence on intracortical inhibition and facilitation during submaximal cycling. In European College of Sports Science. Ruhr University Bochum.
    2017 Sidhu, S. K. (2017). Increasing motor cortex plasticity with spaced paired associative stimulation at different intervals in older adults. In Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Adelaide.
    2016 Mangum, T. S., Hureau, T. J., Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Thurston, T. S., Nelson, A. D., . . . Amann, M. (2016). Ascorbate Attenuates the Development of Fatigue During Exercise in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 990 Board #306 June 1, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM.. In Medicine and science in sports and exercise Vol. 48 (pp. 284). United States: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health).
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    2016 Hoeppli, M. E., Thurston, T. S., Sidhu, S. K., Mangum, T. S., Weavil, J. C., Hureau, T. J., . . . Schweinhardt, P. (2016). Differences in psychophysical responses to muscle stimulation in young and old healthy adults.. In The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society Vol. 17 (pp. S63). United States: Elsevier BV.
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    2016 Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Mangum, T. S., Garten, R. S., Park, S., Richardson, R. S., & Amann, M. (2016). Impact of Aging on Fatigue and Corticomotoneuronal Excitability during Small Muscle Mass Exercise. In The FASEB Journal. San Diego, USA: Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB).
    2016 Mangum, T. S., Hureau, T. J., Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Thurston, T. S., Nelson, A. D., . . . Amann, M. (2016). Ascorbate Attenuates the Development of Fatigue During Exercise in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 48 (pp. 284). Denver, CO: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
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    2015 Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Mangum, T. S., Rossman, M. J., Jessop, J. E., Richardson, R. S., . . . Amann, M. (2015). Group III IV mediated muscle reflexes restrain vascular conductance during exercise in patients with hypertension. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. San Diego, USA: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
    2015 Blain, G. M., Mangum, T. S., Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Richardson, R. S., Hureau, T. J., . . . Amann, M. (2015). Group III/IV muscle afferents restrict intramuscular metabolic perturbation in exercising humans. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. San Diego USA: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
    2015 Mangum, T. S., Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Hureau, T. J., Richardson, R. S., & Amann, M. (2015). The development of peripheral and central fatigue during self- paced endurance exercise.. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. San Diego: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
    2015 Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Venturelli, M., Rossman, M. J., Jessop, J. E., Richardson, R. S., . . . Amann, M. (2015). Muscle Reflex Effects on the Autonomic Hemodynamic Response to Passive Leg Movement in an Aged Population. In The FASEB Journal. San Diego, USA: Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB).
    2014 Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Venturelli, M., Rossman, M. J., Gmelch, B. S., Bledsoe, A. D., . . . Amann, M. (2014). Aging alters muscle reflex control of autonomic cardiovascular responses to rhythmic contractions in humans. In FASEB. San Diego, USA.
    2014 Sidhu, S. K. (2014). Spinal µ-opioid receptor sensitive locomotor muscle afferents decrease responsiveness of motor cortical cells and diminish cortical voluntary activation.. In J. C. Weavil, T. S. Mangum, D. E. Morgan, J. E. Jessop, R. S. Richardson, & M. Amann (Eds.), The FASEB Journal. San Diego, USA: Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB).
    2014 Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Mangum, T. S., Rossman, M. J., Garten, R. S., Richardson, R. S., & Amann, M. (2014). Influence of locomotor muscle fatigue on modulating the responsiveness of the corticospinal pathway.. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Florida, USA: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
    2014 Weavil, J. C., Sidhu, S. K., Mangum, T. S., Rossman, M. J., Garten, R. S., Richardson, R. S., & Amann, M. (2014). Influence Of Peripheral Fatigue And Descending Drive On The Responsiveness Of The Corticospinal Pathway During Cycling Exercise. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 46 (pp. 858). Atlanta, GA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
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    2013 Sidhu, S. K., Weavil, J. C., Venturelli, M., Richardson, R. S., Rossman, M. J., Garten, R. S., & Amann, M. (2013). Cortical voluntary activation and responsiveness of corticospinal tract to a remote muscle during cycling exercise sustained to task failure. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, USA.
    2013 Marinovic, W., Tresilian, J., de Rugy, A., Sidhu, S. K., & Riek, S. (2013). The effects of loud auditory stimuli on corticospinal excitability during movement preparation. In Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, USA.
    2013 Marinovic, W., Tresilian, J., de Rugy, A., Sidhu, S. K., & Riek, S. (2013). Corticospinal excitability and the early release of prepared responses by sound. In Proceedings of the Motor Control and Human Skill Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2012 Sidhu, S. K., Lauber, B., Cresswell, A. G., & Carroll, T. J. (2012). Increased Intracortical Inhibition during 30 mins of sustained cycling exercise. In Proceedings of the "XIX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Brisbane, Australia.
    2011 Sidhu, S. K., Cresswell, A. G., & Carroll, T. J. (2011). Excitability of motor cortical neurons decreases during fatiguing cycling exercise. In Proceedings of "The future of Fatigue- Defining the Problem" Symposium.. Charles Stuart University, Bathurst, Australia.
    2011 Sidhu, S. K., Cresswell, A. G., & Carroll, T. J. (2011). Modulation of corticospinal tract excitability in the knee extensor and flexor muscles during bicycling. In Proceedings of the Australian Society of Medical Research Conference. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
    2010 Sidhu, S. K., Cresswell, A. G., & Carroll, T. J. (2010). Modulation of corticospinal tract excitability in the knee extensor and flexor muscles during bicycling. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, USA.
    2009 Cresswell, A. G., Hoffman, B. W., Sidhu, S. K., Oya, T., & Carroll, T. J. (2009). Central Fatigue and Changes in Corticospinal Responsiveness Induced by Submaximal Lower Limb Exercise. In ANS Sensorimotor Control Satellite Meeting: “The Jaw and More”. ANU, Canberra, Australia.
    2008 Sidhu, S. K., Bentley, D. J., & Carroll, T. J. (2008). Long Lasting Impairments in the Capacity of the Human Motor Cortex to Voluntarily Activate Knee Extensor Muscles Following Cycling Exercise. In Proceedings of the 26th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Volume 26, Abstract 10.5. Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Sidhu, S. K. (2012). Effects of sustained cycling exercise on corticospinal responsiveness. (The University of Queensland, Australia).

My research has been funded by the following schemes and/or funding bodies:

  • MS Research Australia (2020-21)
  • The University of Adelaide Women’s Research Excellence Award, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2018-19)
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructure Funding Awards, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2017-19)
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Committee Early Career Researcher Mentored Project Development Program, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2017-18)
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Awards, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2017-18)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) International Collaboration Grant (2017)
  • Adelaide Medical School Equipment Grant, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2016)
  • Priority Partner Grant, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2015)
  • School of Medical Sciences Kick-Start Funding, The University of Adelaide, Australia (2015)
  • American Heart Association Fellowship Grant, American Heart Association, USA (2014-2015)
  • The University of Utah Postdoctoral Travel Grant (2013)
  • Technische Universität München, Germany. Research Opportunity Week Grant (2013)
  • Sports Medicine Australia Research Foundation Grant, Sports Medicine Australia, Australia (2011)
  • School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland Postgraduate Travel Grant (2008)
  • The University of Queensland Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Queensland, Australia (2008-2012)
  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Department of Education, Australia (2008-2012)

Teaching Interests: Neurophysiology, Human Motor Control and Learning, Exercise Science, Integrative Human Physiology

I coordinate and teach into the following courses in the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Program:

Honours Coordinator (Medical Sciences Cluster)

Course Coordination & Teaching:

  • Human Motor Behaviour and Learning (HLTH SC 3201; Semester 2)
  • Research Placement Part 1 (HLTH SC 3009A; Semester 1 & 2)
  • Research Placement Part 2 (HLTH SC 3009B; Semester 1 & 2)

Teaching contribution in other courses:

  • Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism (HLTH SC 3100; Semester 1)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Impact of Fatigue on Corticospinal Excitability and Motor Skill Performance in Young and Old Adults Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lavender Achieng Otieno
    2018 Co-Supervisor Examining the Effect of Exercise on Brain Function and Plasticity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brodie Hand
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing External Supervisor Neural contributions to motor impairment in people with painful knee osteoarthritis University of South Australia MPhil Master Part Time Johanna Paddick
    2019 - 2020 External Supervisor The interaction between neuromodulation and fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis The University of Verona, Italy MSc Master Full Time Chiara Barbi
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Adelaide Medical School Health Safety and Wellbeing Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Big Science Adelaide (Sub Committee of NSW Committee) Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Low-Risk Human Research Ethics Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member National Science Week Committee (South Australia) Australia
    2013 - 2015 Board Member The University of Utah Postdoctoral Association The University of Utah United States
    2010 - 2011 Chair School of Human Movement Studies Postgraduate Students Executive Committee The University of Queensland Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Exercise and Sports Science Australia Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member American College of Sports Medicine United States
    2013 - ongoing Member Society for Neuroscience United States
    2013 - ongoing Member American Heart Association United States
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Review Editor for Frontiers in Physiology (Exercise Physiology) Editorial Frontiers
    2019 - ongoing Brain Sciences - Special Issue Guest Editor Editorial MDPI Switzerland
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131235
  • Email: simran.sidhu@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo South, floor 4
  • Room: S4 30
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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