The Systems Physiology Research Group comprises two inter-related areas - body composition and preterm cardiovascular function. Dr Yvonne Eiby and Dr Barbara Lingwood are investigating the unique cardiovascular physiology of preterm neonates in order to rationally develop novel therapeutic strategies to improve cardiovascular function, and thus protect the developing brain. Dr Lingwood, Dr Eiby and A/Prof Donovan are also studying body composition in neonates with the aim of optimising nutrition and growth of infants in order to improve brain outcomes and reduce cardiometabolic risk.

 

Featured projects Duration
Loss of blood volume at the capillary level contributes to poor outcomes for preterm infants
National Health and Medical Research Council
20202023
A pre-clinical trial of early blood transfusion for improving cerebral oxygen delivery in very preterm neonates
National Health and Medical Research Council
20172019