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Dr Dean Mills

Dr Dean Mills
Name Dean Mills
Position Senior Lecturer (Exercise Physiology)
Section School of Health and Medical Sciences
Office B234
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6147
Extension 6147
Email
Qualifications PhD Nottingham Trent

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Physiology not elsewhere classified ( 060699 )
  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Medical and Health Sciences ( 110000 )
  • Systems Physiology ( 320803 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Medical Physiology ( 320800 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )

Research interests
Respiratory system limitations to exercise in health and disease focusing upon:

1. The physiological consequences of an increased work of breathing.
2. Age-related changes in respiratory muscle function during exercise.
3. Exercise-induced inspiratory muscle fatigue and its effect on locomotor muscle function.

Current projects:

1. Resistive Breathing and Oxidative Stress.
2. Ageing Influences upon the Respiratory Muscle Metaboreflex.
3. Functional Significance of Respiratory Adaptations to Inspiratory Muscle Training and the Exercise Response.

Potential graduate students should email or phone.

Professional memberships
American College of Sports Medicine.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science.
European Respiratory Society.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
SES8005 Advanced Exercise Physiology
SES2104 Exercise Physiology
SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Research most recent
Mills, D.E., Johnson, M.A., Barnett, Y.A., Smith, W.H.T. & Sharpe, G.R. (2014) The effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc, In Press.

Johnson, M.A., Gregson I.R., Mills D.E., Gonzalez, J.T. & Sharpe, G.R. (2014) Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time-trial performance. Eur J Appl Physiol, In Press.

Mills, D.E., Johnson, M.A., McPhilimey, M.J., Williams, N.C., Gonzalez, J.T., Barnett, Y.A. & Sharpe, G.R. (2014) Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation. J Appl Physiol, 16(8), 970-979.


Research most notable
Mills, D.E., Johnson, M.A., Barnett, Y.A., Smith, W.H.T. & Sharpe, G.R. (2014) The effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc, In Press.


Publications in ePrints

Bliss, Edward S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6674-7551 and Wong, Rachel H. X. and Howe, Peter R. C. and Mills, Dean E. (2021) Benefits of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cognitive function in ageing. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 41 (3). pp. 447-470. ISSN 0271-678X

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Davis, Samantha and Farmer, Will and Dawidowicz, Julianna and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Lamont-Mills, AndreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9109-3462 and Carniel, JessORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 and Pillay, Yosheen and Akenson, DavidORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0634-2672 and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 and Gehrmann, Richard and Mills, Dean and Kolbe-Alexander, TracyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Machin, TanyaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4358-2149 and Reich, SuzanneORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1291-3336 and Southey, KimORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6852-1529 and Crowley-Cyr, LyndaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9954-9540 and Watanabe, Taiji and Davenport, Josh and King, Helena and Williams, Lucy and Timmins, Kurt and Thompson, Michael and Eacersall, DouglasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2674-1240 and Maxwell, JacintaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0296-0027 (2021) Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes. Journal of Academic Ethics. ISSN 1570-1727

MacAskill, William and Hoffman, BenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8408-6192 and Johnson, Michael A. and Sharpe, Graham R. and Mills, Dean E. (2021) Pressure measurement characteristics of a micro‐transducer and balloon catheters. Physiological Reports, 9 (8):e14831. ISSN 2051-817X

Walters, Sherrilyn and Hoffman, BenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8408-6192 and MacAskill, William and Johnson, Michael A. and Sharpe, Graham R. and Mills, Dean E. (2021) The control of respiratory pressures and neuromuscular activation to increase force production in trained martial arts practitioners. European Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN 1439-6319

Briskey, David R. and Vogel, Kurt and Johnson, Michael A. and Sharpe, Graham R. and Coombes, Jeff S. and Mills, Dean E. (2020) Inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, respiratory muscle-induced systemic oxidative stress, and diaphragm fatigue in healthy humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 129 (1). pp. 185-193. ISSN 8750-7587

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Physiology not elsewhere classified ( 060699 )
  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Systems Physiology ( 320803 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Medical Physiology ( 320800 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )


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