Dr Simranjit Sidhu

Dr Simranjit Sidhu
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Medical Sciences
 Email simran.sidhu@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1235
 Location Floor/Room 4 33 ,  Helen Mayo South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Simranjit Sidhu is a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Simran teaches within the Bachelor of Health Sciences program and is the course coordinator of Exercise, Movement and Cognition (HLTH SC 3201).

    Simran completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) at The National University of Singapore in 2006 and then pursued an honours in Physiology at The University of New South Wales, Australia in 2007 to further her interest in the field of human movement and exercise neurophysiology. She was awarded her PhD in Neuroscience within the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia in 2012. Simran completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA in May 2015 and was appointed within the Discipline of Physiology at The University of Adelaide in June 2015.

  • Qualifications

    Postdoctoral Fellowship (Integrative Human Physiology, University of Utah, USA)
    PhD (Neuroscience, The University of Queensland, Australia)
    Bachelor of Science 1st Class Honours (Physiology, University of New South Wales, Australia)
    Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

  • Awards & Achievements

    Selected awards achieved:

    American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2014-2015
    The Warren Walsh Memorial Award, 2012
    Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2008-2012
    The University of Queensland Research Scholarship, 2008-2012

  • Teaching Interests

    Neurophysiology, Motor Control and Learning, Integrative Human Physiology, Exercise Science

  • Research Interests

    Dr Simranjit Sidhu's main research interests lie in the broad field of integrative human physiology with a focus on determining how the central nervous system coordinates the movement of our bodies and how it is reorganised as a consequence of exercise. Dr Sidhu is particularly invested in the area of fatigability and exercise intolerance in health and disease. Her research involves the application of electro-physiological techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), peripheral nerve stimulation, and electromyography (EMG) in experiments involving human subjects.

    In the last few years, Dr Sidhu have endeavoured to establish the mechanistic link between feedback from group III/IV muscle afferents (sensitive to chemical and mechanical disturbance during exercise) to the central nervous system and the development of fatigue. She has also used various methods and techniques within the field of cardiopulmonary and autonomic physiology, so as to conduct integrative exercise physiology studies.

  • Publications

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Entry last updated: Saturday, 5 Jan 2019

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