Michael Parkes

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

Mike Parkes’ major research interest is in the control of breathing. His research has covered the control of breathing movements in utero and the initiation of breathing at birth. In adults his research has included the fundamental properties of neurones in the respiratory network, the effects of raising body temperature on the control of breathing, the breakpoint of breath-holding and the contribution of the central respiratory rhythm to respiratory sinus arrhythmia.

Dr Parkes is also interested in properties of neurones in the respiratory network and the contribution of the central respiratory rhythm to respiratory sinus arrhythmia.