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Jane Butler

Current Appointments

Senior Principal Research Scientist
Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Professor, UNSW
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Jane Butler (PhD) graduated in 1999 from UNSW, worked at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami supported by a NHMRC post-doctoral fellowship, and has returned to Australia in 2002 to continue her research at NeuRA. She has a broad interest in the control of human motoneurones in health on disease with a focus on the control of respiration.

Current studies include investigation of the behaviour of single motor units in respiratory muscles and respiratory neural control during normal breathing and in patients with respiratory disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and methods to improve respiratory function and health after spinal cord injury. She also studies the changes in the motor pathway that occur during normal movement and fatigue.


2022 Mar

The effect of acute intermittent hypoxia on human limb motoneurone output.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35338753

2022 Feb

The Relationship Between Mandibular Advancement, Tongue Movement, and Treatment Outcome in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35218653

2022 Jan

Task-dependent neural control of regions within human genioglossus.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34989652

2022 Jan

Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation combined with locomotor training to improve walking ability in people with chronic spinal cord injury: study protocol for an international multi-centred double-blinded randomised sham-controlled trial (eWALK).

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35013547

2021 Oct

Physiological responses and perceived comfort to high-flow nasal cannula therapy in awake adults: effects of flow magnitude and temperature.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34709070

2021 Sep

Tongue acceleration in humans evoked with intramuscular electrical stimulation of genioglossus.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34508867

2021 Jul

Effect of upper airway fat on tongue dilation during inspiration in awake people with obstructive sleep apnea.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34323992

2021 Jul

Tongue strength and swallowing dynamics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34262969

2021 May

Inspiratory muscle responses to sudden airway occlusion in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33955264

2021 May

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

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/34013751

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