Current AppointmentsSenior Research Fellow (Honorary)
Anna Hudson completed her doctorate at NeuRA and UNSW in 2010, investigating the neural control of the human inspiratory muscles using single motor unit electromyography (EMG) recordings. With the support of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship she conducted postdoctoral studies at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris using electroencephalography (EEG) and signal processing techniques to investigate how breathing is controlled in healthy subjects and patient groups. She has also made contributions in the broader discipline of motor control, including the descending control of limb muscles.
Anna returned to NeuRA in 2014. Current studies include investigation of the relationship between the mechanics and neural control in respiratory and limb muscles using ultrasound and EMG and of sensorimotor cortical control of the respiratory muscles in healthy subjects and in patients with respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnoea and asthma using EEG.
Anna is looking for Honours and PhD students for the broad range of current studies listed above. Contact her for more details.
Estimating inspiratory neural drive and the wakefulness drive to breathe
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-022-04985-5
Combined head accelerometry and EEG improves the detection of respiratory‐related cortical activity during inspiratory loading in healthy participants
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15383
2020, 14 Jun
Increased diaphragm motor unit discharge frequencies during quiet breathing in people with chronic tetraplegia
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP279220
2020, 01 May
Differential activation of the human costal and crural diaphragm during voluntary and involuntary breaths
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00790.2019
2019, 20 Oct
Discharge properties of human diaphragm motor units with ageing
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP278498
2018, 29 Dec
Inspiratory pre‐motor potentials during quiet breathing in ageing and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP275764
2017, 01 Dec
Task-dependent output of human parasternal intercostal motor units across spinal levels
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP274866
Short-latency inhibitory reflex responses to inspiratory loading of the scalene muscles are impaired in spinal cord injury
A novel ultrasound technique to measure genioglossus movement in vivo
Does the Supplementary Motor Area Keep Patients with Ondine's Curse Syndrome Breathing While Awake?
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