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Roger obtained his PhD in pharmacology (Monash University) in 1988 from studies of the neuroendocrine actions of opioids. He subsequently moved to the Baker Institute and then to the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne to study the neural mechanisms involved in responses to hypovolaemia, with Professor John Ludbrook (1988-1992). In 1992 he returned to the Baker Institute to study the role of the kidney in the development of hypertension, with Professor Warwick Anderson. In 1996 he moved to Monash University.
Roger's current interests include oxygen regulation in the kidney, neural and hormonal regulation of kidney function and the factors associated with development of hypertension and other chronic diseases in rural India.
Roger is Associate Editor of American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (http://ajpregu.physiology.org/)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research area keywords

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney (Renal) Functions
  • Kidney disease
  • Oxygen


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