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Dr. Michael McMullen's International Highlights and Awards

Michael began his doctoral dissertation at Westminster University of London, researching the effects of herbs on the autonomic nervous system, blood circulation, heart function and digestion and later receiving his doctorate for research work in herbal medicine. 

In Australia Michael trained in herbal medicine where he received a diploma for 20 years of membership in the National Herbalists Association of Australia.


Publications

Published research papers in scientific journals

January 2012

Respiratory and non-respiratory sinus arrhythmia: implications for heart rate variability


September 2011

The immediate and short-term chemosensory impacts of coffee and caffeine on cardiovascular activity

April 2011

Habitual coffee and tea drinkers experienced increases in blood pressure after consuming low to moderate doses of caffeine; these increases were larger upright than in the supine posture

August 2010

The Finometer can function as a standalone instrument in blood pressure variability studies and does not require support equipment to determine breathing frequency

First International congress

September 2011

At Italy's first international congress Michael won the award for best "poster" The chemosensory impact of coffee and caffeine on the heart activity.

Dr Michael Mcmullen

September 2011
Michaels oral presentation was entitled

Habitual coffee and tea drinkers experienced increases in blood pressure after consuming low to moderate doses of caffeine.

Dr Michael Mcmullen

September 2011
Michael also exhibited during this congress

The chemosensory impact of coffee and caffeine on heart activity.

Dr Michael Mcmullen

September 2011
Also exhibited during this congress

The extent of caffeines impact on the vasculature depends on the basal tonus of the vasculature.

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Dr Michael Mcmullen

April 2011

Xuzhou, China
EPS International Conference on Hematology at the EPS international congress of haematology
Michael presents his latest research following a personal invitation from Xuzhou International Medical Development Forum in China.

Dr Michael Mcmullen

September 2007

Canberra, Australian
6th International Conference on Phytotherapeutics- Triannulla Congress of The National Herbalists Association of Australia. (6th International Conference on Herbal Medicine)

Speaker:
Herbal medicine in Sweden: past, present and future.
Poster presentation:
Does caffeine affect breathing and contribute to sleeping problems?
Award:
20 years membership of The National Herbalists Association of Australia.

Dr Michael Mcmullen

The award for best "poster"

The chemosensory impact of coffee and caffeine on heart activity