All are warmly invited to the lecture on Tuesday 1 July at 8 pm in the Royal Society Room, TMAG (entry from Dunn Place off Davey Street).
Dr Martin Schultz is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania. Martin began PhD studies at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania in 2009, joining the blood pressure research group. He completed undergraduate study at the University of Ballarat, Victoria in exercise science and has a Master of applied science (exercise rehabilitation). Martin is also a full member and accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). His research interests include cardiovascular physiology, hypertension and exercise haemodynamics. In 2014, he was awarded a prestigious Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to continue his research into clinical and physiological aspects of exercise hypertension.
Dr Schultz’s PhD thesis (awarded in 2013) focused on physiological and clinical aspects of high blood pressure (BP) or ‘hypertension’. Hypertension is a leading risk factor for premature death relating to cardiovascular (CV) disease. Traditionally, CV risk associated with high BP is assessed via measurement of BP at rest in the clinic. However, although some individuals may have normal BP at rest, they may experience excessive elevation in BP with exercise; a condition termed ‘Exercise Hypertension’. This presentation will outline the primary findings of Dr Schultz’s thesis, which highlighted the prognostic importance and underlying CV risk associated with exercise hypertension, as well as its fundamental physiological determinants.