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Billy Luu

Current Appointments

Research Fellow
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Billy Luu (BMedSci, PhD) completed his Honours and PhD in Physiology at NeuRA and UNSW, investigating the roles of perception, muscle perfusion, and postural control in human standing balance. He then spent a few years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, Canada, researching the vestibular system and postural control where he worked jointly with the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) laboratory to develop a robotic system to simulate standing balance. Billy has returned to NeuRA to continue his work in muscle physiology, focusing on the respiratory muscles and how they are controlled during normal breathing and in respiratory disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.


2024, 01 Apr

Graded onset of parasternal intercostal inspiratory activity detected with surface electromyography in healthy young females and males

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2023 Sep

Effect of respiratory muscle training on load sensations in people with chronic tetraplegia: a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial

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2022, 01 Nov

The detection and sensory perception of inspiratory resistive loads in people with chronic tetraplegia

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2022 Jan

Tongue acceleration in humans evoked with intramuscular electrical stimulation of genioglossus

2021, 07 Oct

Intergenerational Practice in the Community—What Does the Community Think?

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2021, 01 Jul

Movement of the ribs in supine humans for small and large changes in lung volume


Supraspinal fatigue in human inspiratory muscles with repeated sustained maximal efforts

2019, 01 Jan

Reflex response to airway occlusion in human inspiratory muscles when recruited for breathing and posture


Genioglossus motor unit activity in supine and upright postures in obstructive sleep apnea

2018 Apr

Influence of respiratory mechanics and drive on genioglossus movement under ultrasound imaging