Researcher

Associate Professor Pascal Carrive

My Expertise

Brain control of psychological stress response.

Fields of Research (FoR)

Neurosciences, Autonomic Nervous System, Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases), Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)

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Biography

Research Interests   
I am a neuroscientist and my main research interest is in the organisation of the brain network that controls the autonomic and behavioural responses to emotional stress (anxiety, fear). I am primarily interested in cardiovascular and thermogenic responses to stress. We work in rats.   

Broad Research Areas   

  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pharmacology

Specific Research Keywords   

Research Interests   
I am a neuroscientist and my main research interest is in the organisation of the brain network that controls the autonomic and behavioural responses to emotional stress (anxiety, fear). I am primarily interested in cardiovascular and thermogenic responses to stress. We work in rats.   

Broad Research Areas   

  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pharmacology

Specific Research Keywords   

  • Central Control of Cardiovascular Function
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Limbic system
  • Brain Anatomy

Society Memberships & Professional Activities   

  • Australian Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Neuroscience (US)
  • Societe des Neurosciences (France)   

Funding Sources   

  • NHMRC (past)
  • National Heart Foundation (current)
  • ARC linkage (past)

Teaching Interests   
I teach Neuroanatomy and Neurosciences to third year science students and to medical students.
I am also the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School of Medical Sciences.   

Thesis topics for current UNSW Medicine postgraduate research students

  • Role of orexin receptors in central cardiovascular control during emotional stress
  • Role of orexin and 5HT-1A receptors in stress.
  • Characterisation of the output pathway of the limbic forebrain
  • Premotor sympathetic neurons of stress and exercise

ILP Research Interests (will supervise ILP students)

  • Central Nervous System Agents
  • Neural Pathways
  • Stress

My Grants

  • NHMRC (past)
  • National Heart Foundation (current)
  • ARC linkage (past)

 

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Location

Room 328,
Wallace Wurth Building Level 3 East

Contact

+61 2 9385 2467
+61 29385 8016