Dr Tye Dawood
BSc(HONS), PhD (UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, 1991)
Tye completed her PhD in 2006 investigating possible mechanisms responsible for the increased cardiovascular risk observed in depressive illness and panic disorder. Subsequently, Tye became a proficient microneurographer, recording sympathetic activity from the peroneal nerve, or muscle sympathetic nerve activity, in different clinical settings.
She has been involved in research on hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, orthostatic intolerance, anxiety and related disorders and the vestibular system, at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the University of Western Sydney. Tye is currently working with Professor Vaughan Macefield exploring brain areas responsible for increased sympathetic outflow in conditions associated with cardiovascular health. This is achieved by performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain concurrently while recording muscle sympathetic nerve activity.