Professor Anne Barden
Research Professor, University of Western Australia
Professor Anne Barden has a strong background in analytical biochemistry and have used this to complement her interest in studying factors relating to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. She has a long-standing interest in products of the arachidonic acid cascade and their effects on blood vessel, and cellular function.
Professor Barden's most recent work focuses on specialised pro-resolving lipid mediators derived from omega 3 fatty acids that have potent anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory actions. She also studies lipid peroxidation products (Isoprostanes) and cytochrome P450 metabolites formed from arachidonic acid and their role in cardiovascular disease. Professor Barden has an ongoing interest in researching factors involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension in pregnancy (pre-eclampsia). Her research has combined carefully controlled human lifestyle intervention studies including weight loss, alcohol restriction, and altering dietary salt intake. These trials have been underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratory measurements to help elucidate the mechanisms associated with the effect of each intervention.
Professor Barden has received 12 grants funding from the RPH Research Foundation since 1991. The RPH Research Foundation has enabled numerous collaborations these grants formed the basis for successful applications to NHMRC and the National with clinicians at Royal Perth Hospital to answer clinically important questions and has provided excellent statistical support.