Dr Carolyn Judith Barrett



Carolyn's research focuses on the neural control of the circulatory system.  I have a strong background in integrative cardiovascular physiology, with expertise in nerve recordings from both afferent and efferent nerves. I have established a technique for recording sympathetic nerve activity via telemetry which is unique world wide and has placed me at the forefront of research into the basic mechanisms controlling arterial pressure. More recently I have extended my telemetry techniques and I am currently particularly interested in the role sympathetic nerves play in the development of heart failure, a condition where there exists a strong correlation between levels of sympathetic output and mortality.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Pinkham, M. I., Loftus, M. T., Amirapu, S., Guild, S. J., Quill, G., Woodward, W. R., ... Barrett, C. J. (2017). Renal denervation in male rats with heart failure improves ventricular sympathetic nerve innervation and function. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 312 (3), R368-R379. 10.1152/ajpregu.00313.2016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah-Jane Guild, Satya Amirapu
  • Pinkham, M. I., Whalley, G. A., Guild, S.-J., Malpas, S. C., & Barrett, C. J. (2015). Arterial baroreceptor reflex control of renal sympathetic nerve activity following chronic myocardial infarction in male, female, and ovariectomized female rats. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 309 (2), R169-R178. 10.1152/ajpregu.00026.2015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Malpas, Sarah-Jane Guild
  • Barrett, C. J. (2015). Renal sympathetic nerves - what have they got to do with cardiovascular disease?. Experimental Physiology, 100 (4), 359-365. 10.1113/expphysiol.2014.080176
  • Han, J. C., Barrett, C. J., Taberner, A. J., & Loiselle, D. S. (2015). Does reduced myocardial efficiency in systemic hypertensive-hypertrophy correlate with increased left-ventricular wall thickness?. Hypertension Research, 38, 530-538. 10.1038/hr.2015.37
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26723
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Taberner, Denis Loiselle, June-Chiew Han
  • Stehlin, E., Malpas, S. C., Budgett, D. M., Barrett, C. J., McCormick, D., Whalley, G., ... Guild, S.-J. (2013). Chronic measurement of left ventricular pressure in freely moving rats. J Appl Physiol (1985), 115 (11), 1672-1682. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00683.2013
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26122
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Malpas, David Budgett, Sarah-Jane Guild, Daniel McCormick
  • Lau, S. Y., Guild, S.-J., Barrett, C. J., Chen, Q., McCowan, L., Jordan, V., & Chamley, L. W. (2013). Tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6, and interleukin-10 levels are altered in preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Reprod Immunol, 70 (5), 412-427. 10.1111/aji.12138
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Jordan, Sandy Lau, Larry Chamley, Lesley McCowan, Sarah-Jane Guild, Qi Chen
  • Lau, S. Y., Barrett, C. J., Guild, S. J., & Chamley, L. W. (2013). Necrotic trophoblast debris increases blood pressure during pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 97 (2), 175-182. 10.1016/j.jri.2012.12.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sandy Lau, Larry Chamley, Sarah-Jane Guild
  • Pinkham, M. I., Guild, S.-J., Malpas, S. C., & Barrett, C. J. (2012). Effects of sex and ovarian hormones on the initial renal sympathetic nerve activity response to myocardial infarction. EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY, 97 (9), 1040-1053. 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.065615
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Malpas, Sarah-Jane Guild


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