Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Melanie Clarke
Congratulations to Melanie Clarke - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 22 June 2022.
Supervisors: A/Prof Jonathan Mynard, Prof Michael Cheung, Dr Claire Willis, Prof Jeanie Cheong
Advisory Committee: Dr Fiona Mensah, Prof Alicia Spittle
Thesis Title: Inter-arm blood pressure differences at rest and exercise: significance in children and potential mechanisms
Thesis Summary: Melanie Clarke found that inter-arm blood pressure differences can have a significant impact on the identification of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. She found that inter-arm blood pressure differences are common in this group, increase in magnitude with exercise, and may arise due to arterial stiffness differences between arms.
Date awarded: 22 June 2022