Associate Professor Elisabeth Lambert
PhD, University of Paris, France
A/Prof Elisabeth Lambert joined the Faculty of Health, Art and Design in February 2017. She previously worked at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute for 18 years. Elisabeth’s research program focus on the sympathetic nervous function in a number of important clinical conditions such as hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Most of her efforts have focused on the understanding of the role played by the sympathetic nervous system in the development of metabolic abnormalities and organ damage with a view of implementing novel treatment modalities in order to decrease cardiovascular risk.
Recent major achievements of her group include:
- Refinement and application of techniques for studying single-unit muscle sympathetic nerve activity in the context of hypertension and obesity as well as anxiety/affective disorders.
- Identifying a defect in the noradrenaline transporter, a key protein of the sympathetic nerve terminals, in the pathology of postural tachycardia syndrome.
- Demonstration that young normotensive individuals with excess adiposity have subclinical organ damage (cardiac, renal and endothelial) and that the degree of organ dysfunction is directly related to the degree of sympathetic activation.
- Demonstration that the hormone ghrelin was involved in modulating sympathetic nervous activity and stress response.
- Demonstration of the link between sympathetic activity and endothelial dysfunction in women with dyslipidemia.
Elisabeth Lambert has published over 150 papers and has been a chief investigator on 8 NHMRC grants.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Principal Coordinating Supervisor students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
Understanding Cardiovascular and metabolic complications in patients with anorexia nervosa: This project will aim at assessing the metabolic, renal and vascular functions and autonomic nervous system in patients with anorexia nervosa before and after re-feeding treatment.
Fields of Research
- Medical Physiology - 111600
Also published as: Lambert, Elisabeth; Lambert, E.; Lambert, E. A.; Lambert, Elisabeth A.; Lambert, Elisabeth Annie
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2018: Cardiometabolic risk in people with intellectual ability *; Yoralla PhD Scholarship
- 2018: The impact of depression on the cardiovascular and autonomic profile in people with anorexia nervosa *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
- 2017: Targeting the sympathetic nervous system to reduce the burden of fatty liver disease *; NHMRC Project Grants
* Chief Investigator
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