A/Pr Dean Mills


A/Pr Dean Mills
NameA/Pr Dean Mills
Email Addressdean.mills@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Exercise Physiology)
QualificationsPhD Nottingham Trent
DepartmentSchool of Health and Medical Sciences
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2653-169X
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PhD
Nottingham Trent
2013

Supervision Interests

Ageing

Exercise Physiology

Cerebrovascular Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The Effects of Capsaicin Supplementation on Improving Human HealthAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Functional Threshold Power in Cycling: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression with Normative DataPrincipal SupervisorMasters2024
Cerebrovascular Function and Cognition in Breast Cancer Patients and the Role of Exercise TrainingAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
The effects of respiratory muscle work on cerebrovascular function and cognitionPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
The effect of martial arts-based breath control training program on the control and utilisation of intraabdominal pressure, force production and spinal compression during heavy load carriagePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
A Biomechanical Analysis of the Contralateral Repeated Bout Effect in the Human Triceps SuraeAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
The effects of increased respiratory muscle work on biomarkers of muscle damagePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Respiratory Limitations to Exercise in Healthy AgeingAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
The effect of aerobic exercise on cerebrovascular function and cognition in older adultsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Investigation into intra-abdominal pressure and neuromuscular activation to increase force production in traditional martial arts practitionersPrincipal SupervisorMasters2020

The impact of lipopolysaccharide on cerebrovascular function and cognition resulting from obesity-induced gut dysbiosis

Thornton, Tammy, Mills, Dean and Bliss, Edward. 2023. "The impact of lipopolysaccharide on cerebrovascular function and cognition resulting from obesity-induced gut dysbiosis." Life Sciences. 336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2023.122337

Facile Fabrication of “Tacky”, Stretchable, and Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheet-Based Electronics for On-Skin Health Monitoring

Nguyen, Duy Van, Mills, Dean, Tran, Canh-Dung, Nguyen, Thanh, Nguyen, Hung, Tran (Student), Thi Lap, Song, Pingan, Phan, Hoang-Phuong, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Dao, Dzung Viet, Bell, John and Dinh, Toan. 2023. "Facile Fabrication of “Tacky”, Stretchable, and Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheet-Based Electronics for On-Skin Health Monitoring ." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 15 (50), p. 58746–58760. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c13541

A student-run exercise physiology clinic in Australia: who and what do we see?

Hume, E., Cameron, M., Findley, I., Smart, S., Elisaia, C., Hulme, A., Mills, D. and Denham, J.. 2023. "A student-run exercise physiology clinic in Australia: who and what do we see? " 2023 ASICS SMA Conference (ASICS SMA 2023). Sunshine Coast, Australia 11 - 14 Oct 2023 Australia. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2023.08.107

The effects of age on dyspnea and respiratory mechanical and neural responses to exercise in healthy men

MacAskill, William, Hoffman, Ben, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R., Rands, Joshua, Wotherspoon, Shoena E., Gevorkov, Yaroslav, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Mills, Dean E.. 2023. "The effects of age on dyspnea and respiratory mechanical and neural responses to exercise in healthy men." Physiological Reports. 11 (16). https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15794

Biomarkers to measure respiratory muscle damage following inspiratory pressure threshold loading in healthy young men

Iqbal, Muneeb, Bliss, Edward, Whiteside, Eliza, Hoffman, Ben and Mills, Dean E,. 2023. "Biomarkers to measure respiratory muscle damage following inspiratory pressure threshold loading in healthy young men." Journal of Applied Physiology. 134 (4), pp. 1038-1046. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00656.2022

Differences in total cognition and cerebrovascular function in female breast cancer survivors and cancer-free women

Downs, Tahnee L., Whiteside, Eliza J., Foot, Gaye, Mills, Dean E. and Bliss, Edward S.. 2023. "Differences in total cognition and cerebrovascular function in female breast cancer survivors and cancer-free women." The Breast. 69, pp. 358-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2023.03.018

Capsaicin: A Potential Treatment to Improve Cerebrovascular Function and Cognition in Obesity and Ageing

Thornton, Tammy, Mills, Dean and Bliss, Edward. 2023. "Capsaicin: A Potential Treatment to Improve Cerebrovascular Function and Cognition in Obesity and Ageing ." Nutrients. 15 (6). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061537

The benefits of regular aerobic exercise training on cerebrovascular function and cognition in older adults

Bliss, Edward S., Biki, Samia M., Wong, Rachel H. X., Howe, Peter R. C. and Mills, Dean E.. 2023. "The benefits of regular aerobic exercise training on cerebrovascular function and cognition in older adults." European Journal of Applied Physiology. 123 (6), pp. 1323-1342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-023-05154-y

The Effects Of Age On Exercise-induced Abdominal Muscle Fatigue In Healthy Younger And Older Men

Mills, Dean, Hoffman, Ben, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R., Rands, Joshua, Wotherspoon, Shoena E, Gevorkov, Yaroslav, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and MacAskill, William. 2022. "The Effects Of Age On Exercise-induced Abdominal Muscle Fatigue In Healthy Younger And Older Men." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 54 (9S), pp. 539-239. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000881828.14030.71

The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Cerebrovascular and Cognitive Function in Sedentary, Obese, Older Adults

Bliss, Edward S., Wong, Rachel W. X., Howe, Peter R. C. and Mills, Dean E.. 2022. "The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Cerebrovascular and Cognitive Function in Sedentary, Obese, Older Adults." Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 14, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2022.892343

The control of respiratory pressures and neuromuscular activation to increase force production in trained martial arts practitioners

Walters, Sherrilyn, Hoffman, Ben, MacAskill, William, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R. and Mills, Dean E.. 2021. "The control of respiratory pressures and neuromuscular activation to increase force production in trained martial arts practitioners." European Journal of Applied Physiology. 121 (12), pp. 3333-3347. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-021-04800-7

Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes

Hickey, Andrew, Davis, Samantha, Farmer, Will, Dawidowicz, Julianna, Moloney, Clint, Lamont-Mills, Andrea, Carniel, Jess, Pillay, Yosheen, Akenson, David, Bromdal, Annette, Gehrmann, Richard, Mills, Dean, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Machin, Tanya, Reich, Suzanne, Southey, Kim, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Watanabe, Taiji, Davenport, Josh, ..., Maxwell, Jacinta. 2021. "Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes." Journal of Academic Ethics. 20, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-021-09430-4

Pressure measurement characteristics of a micro‐transducer and balloon catheters

MacAskill, William, Hoffman, Ben, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R. and Mills, Dean E.. 2021. "Pressure measurement characteristics of a micro‐transducer and balloon catheters." Physiological Reports. 9 (8). https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.14831

Benefits of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cognitive function in ageing

Bliss, Edward S., Wong, Rachel H. X., Howe, Peter R. C. and Mills, Dean E.. 2021. "Benefits of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cognitive function in ageing." Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 41 (3), pp. 447-470. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271678X20957807

Inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, respiratory muscle-induced systemic oxidative stress, and diaphragm fatigue in healthy humans

Briskey, David R., Vogel, Kurt, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R., Coombes, Jeff S. and Mills, Dean E.. 2020. "Inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, respiratory muscle-induced systemic oxidative stress, and diaphragm fatigue in healthy humans." Journal of Applied Physiology. 129 (1), pp. 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00091.2020

The Effect of Orally Dosed Levagen+™ (palmitoylethanolamide) on Exercise Recovery in Healthy Males—A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Mallard, Alistair, Briskey, David, Richards, Andrew, Mills, Dean and Rao, Amanda. 2020. "The Effect of Orally Dosed Levagen+™ (palmitoylethanolamide) on Exercise Recovery in Healthy Males—A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study." Nutrients. 12 (3), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12030596

Comparing response, relaxation and measurement characteristics of balloon versus micro pressure transducer catheters

MacAskill, William, Hoffman, Ben, Sharpe, Graham, Johnson, Michael and Mills, Dean. 2019. "Comparing response, relaxation and measurement characteristics of balloon versus micro pressure transducer catheters." European Respiratory Society International Congress 2019. Madrid, Spain 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2019 Sheffield, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA752

In vivo characteristics of respiratory neuromuscular responses with balloon catheters and skin surface EMG versus a micro transducer catheter integrated with EMG electrodes

MacAskill, William, Hoffman, Ben, Sharpe, Graham, Johnson, Michael and Mills, Dean. 2019. "In vivo characteristics of respiratory neuromuscular responses with balloon catheters and skin surface EMG versus a micro transducer catheter integrated with EMG electrodes." European Respiratory Society International Congress 2019. Madrid, Spain 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2019 Sheffield, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA761

Oxygen supplementation for preventing adverse outcomes following surgery or invasive procedures

Eager, Amanda, Ralph, Nicholas, Duff, Jed, Conway, Aaron and Mills, Dean. 2017. "Oxygen supplementation for preventing adverse outcomes following surgery or invasive procedures." PROSPERO: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. 16 June 2017.

The effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults

Mills, Dean E., Johnson, Michael A., Barnett, Yvonne A., Smith, William H. T. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2015. "The effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47 (4), pp. 691-697. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000474

Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time-trial performance

Johnson, M. A., Gregson, I. R., Mills, D. E., Gonzalez, J. T. and Sharpe, G. R.. 2014. "Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time-trial performance." European Journal of Applied Physiology. 114 (9), pp. 1821-1830. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-2914-x

Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation

Mills, Dean E., Johnson, Michael A., McPhilimey, Martin J., Williams, Neil C., Gonzalez, Javier T., Barnett, Yvonne A. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2014. "Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation." Journal of Applied Physiology. 116 (8), pp. 970-979. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01271.2013

Prior upper body exercise reduces cycling work capacity but not critical power

Johnson, Michael A., Mills, Dean E., Brown, Peter I. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2014. "Prior upper body exercise reduces cycling work capacity but not critical power." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46 (4), pp. 802-808. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000159

The effects of inspiratory muscle training on plasma interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and a volitional mimic of the exercise hyperpnea

Mills, Dean E., Johnson, Michael A., McPhilimey, Martin J., Williams, Neil C., Gonzalez, Javier T., Barnett, Yvonne A. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2013. "The effects of inspiratory muscle training on plasma interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and a volitional mimic of the exercise hyperpnea." Journal of Applied Physiology. 115 (8), pp. 1163-1172. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00272.2013

Response [to the Chiappa et al letter to the editor]

Johnson, Michael A., Mills, Dean E., Brown, Peter I. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2013. "Response [to the Chiappa et al letter to the editor]." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45 (1), pp. 214-215. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e31826aade2

Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time trial performance

Gregson, Ian, Mills, Dean, Gonzalez, Javier, Sharpe, Graham and Johnson, Michael. 2012. "Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time trial performance." 22nd European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, Austria 01 - 05 Sep 2012 Switzerland.

Inspiratory loading intensity does not influence lactate clearance during recovery

Johnson, Michael A., Mills, Dean E., Brown, David M., Bayfield, Katie J., Gonzalez, Javier T. and Sharpe, Graham R.. 2012. "Inspiratory loading intensity does not influence lactate clearance during recovery." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44 (5), pp. 863-871. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e31824079d0

The effects of inspiratory muscle training on the interleukin-6 response to intense volitional hyperpnoea

Mills, Dean, Johnson, Michael, McPhilimey, Martin, Williams, Neil, Gonzalez, Javier, Barnett, Yvonne and Sharpe, Graham. 2012. "The effects of inspiratory muscle training on the interleukin-6 response to intense volitional hyperpnoea." 22nd European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, Austria 01 - 05 Sep 2012 Switzerland.

The effects of inspiratory muscle training on interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and volitional hyperpnoea

Mills, Dean, Johnson, Michael, McPhilimey, Martin, Williams, Neil, Gonzalez, Javier, Barnett, Yvonne and Sharpe, Graham. 2012. "The effects of inspiratory muscle training on interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and volitional hyperpnoea." 22nd European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Vienna, Austria 01 - 05 Sep 2012 Switzerland.

The effects of pressure-threshold inspiratory load on lactate clearance after maximal exercise

Johnson, Michael, Brown, David, Bayfield, Katie, Gonzalez, Javier, Mills, Dean and Sharpe, Graham. 2011. "The effects of pressure-threshold inspiratory load on lactate clearance after maximal exercise." 21st European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Amsterdam, Netherlands 24 - 28 Sep 2011 Switzerland.

The effects of inspiratory muscle training on breathing mechanics during fixed load cycling exercise

Mills, Dean, Sharpe, Graham, Johnson, Michael and Barnett, Yvonne. 2011. "The effects of inspiratory muscle training on breathing mechanics during fixed load cycling exercise." 21st European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. Amsterdam, Netherlands 24 - 28 Sep 2011 Switzerland.