Karen Peebles


  • 791 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
1987 …2019
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  • New Zealand registered physiotherapist with over 20 years combined clinical and teaching experience, primarily in the area of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.  
  • In vivo physiologist interested in respiratory and cardio/cerebro-vascular interactions in human models, with applications in health and disease.  
  • Research has been published in high impact international Physiology journals.
  • Joined the physiotherapy staff at Macquarie University in January 2014.
  • Previously postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Surgery and Anaesthesia, and Physiology, at the University of Otago, NZ.
  • Fellowship, funded by the NZ National Heart Foundation, broadly explored dynamic cerebral autoregulation and its impairment as a potential mechanism for stroke risk.
  • Research interests include cardiorespiratory interactions, and consider mechanisms that regulate human cerebral blood flow in conditions of relevance to physiotherapy.

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Outputs 1987 2019

  • 791 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 3 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Letter

Distress during airway sampling in children with cystic fibrosis

Chau, J. T., Peebles, K., Belessis, Y., Jaffe, A. & Doumit, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Archives of disease in childhood. 104, 8, p. 806-808 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Physical Therapists
Cystic Fibrosis
Heart Rate

Resting heart rate variability and exercise capacity in Type 1 diabetes

Wilson, L. C., Peebles, K. C., Hoye, N. A., Manning, P., Sheat, C., Williams, M. J. A., Wilkins, G. T., Wilson, G. A. & Baldi, J. C., May 2017, In : Physiological Reports. 5, 8, p. 1-12 12 p., e13248.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Valsalva Maneuver

Brachial and calculated aortic blood pressure differences when measured from the dominant and non-dominant arm

Cook, M., Theobald, D., Avolio, A., Peebles, K. & Butlin, M., Sep 2016, In : Journal of Hypertension. 34 Suppl 1 - ISH 2016 Abstract Book, p. e208 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Arterial Pressure
Blood Pressure
Independent Living

A simplified method for quantifying the subject-specific relationship between blood pressure and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity

Butlin, M., Hathway, P. J., Kouchaki, Z., Peebles, K. & Avolio, A. P., 4 Nov 2015, 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 5708-5711 4 p. 7319688. (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Pulse Wave Analysis
Blood pressure
Blood Pressure

Interactions between breathing rate and low-frequency fluctuations in blood pressure and cardiac intervals

Horsman, H. M., Peebles, K. C. & Tzeng, Y. C., 1 Oct 2015, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 119, 7, p. 793-798 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lower Body Negative Pressure
Blood Pressure
Arterial Pressure