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Something about me: plays roller derby for Devil State Derby League
My supervisors: Andrew Williams (Primary), Cecilia Shing, and Kiran Ahuja
My projects: Two projects:
Project 1) is looking at the effect of acute climate changes (temperature and humidity) on haemodynamic function in healthy people and people with type 2 diabetes. There is worldwide evidence that brachial blood pressure is affected by both acute and seasonal changes in temperature, indeed brachial blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality each have a noticeable peak in winter. However, very little is known about the effect of heat, cold and humidity on aortic blood pressure (the blood pressure at the heart), arterial stiffness and other measures of cardiovascular health.
Project 2) is investigating the effect of chilli consumption on aortic blood pressure and other measures haemodynamic function in people with type 2 diabetes. Chilli has been a folk-remedy for diabetes control in South American cultures for many years, but human trials on the effect of chilli on markers for diabetes (i.e. plasma glucose and insulin) and cardiovascular function (aortic blood pressure and arterial stiffness) have not, as yet, been done. Both projects are still ongoing.
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
15 October, 2012