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Dr Dean Mills

Dr Dean Mills
Name Dean Mills
Position Senior Lecturer (Exercise Physiology)
Section School of Health and Wellbeing
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 )

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

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

Mallard, Alistair and Briskey, David and Richards, Andrew and Mills, Dean and Rao, Amanda (2020) The Effect of Orally Dosed Levagen+™ (palmitoylethanolamide) on Exercise Recovery in Healthy Males—A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Nutrients, 12 (3):596. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2072-6643

MacAskill, William and Hoffman, Ben and Sharpe, Graham and Johnson, Michael and Mills, Dean (2019) Comparing response, relaxation and measurement characteristics of balloon versus micro pressure transducer catheters. In: European Respiratory Society International Congress 2019, 28 Sept - 2 Oct, 2019, Madrid, Spain.

MacAskill, William and Hoffman, Ben and Sharpe, Graham and Johnson, Michael and Mills, Dean (2019) In vivo characteristics of respiratory neuromuscular responses with balloon catheters and skin surface EMG versus a micro transducer catheter integrated with EMG electrodes. In: European Respiratory Society International Congress 2019, 28 Sept - 2 Oct, 2019, Madrid, Spain.

Eager, Amanda and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and Duff, Jed and Conway, Aaron and Mills, Dean (2017) Oxygen supplementation for preventing adverse outcomes following surgery or invasive procedures. PROSPERO: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, 2017.

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