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Identification and validation of biological markers to predict and detect changes in operator state, Defence Science & Technology Organisation - Business & Commercialisation Office, 01/01/2014 - 31/01/2018
Salivary cortisol levels analysis, Defence Science & Technology Organisation - Business & Commercialisation Office, 01/05/2012 - 25/04/2014
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Dorrian, J, Hursh, S, Waggoner, L, Grant, C, Pajcin, M, Gupta, C, Coates, A, Kennaway, D, Wittert, G, Heilbronn, L, Della Vedova, C & Banks, S 2019, 'How much is left in your "sleep tank"? Proof of concept for a simple model for sleep history feedback', Accident Analysis and Prevention, 126, pp. 177-183.
Pajcin, M, Banks, S, Dorrian, J, Gupta, C, Coates, A, Grant, C, White, J & Della Vedova, C 2019, 'Salivary levels of alpha-amylase are associated with neurobehavioral alertness during extended wakefulness, but not simulated night-shift work', Physiology and Behavior, vol. 204, pp. 1-9.
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Pajcin, M, White, JM, Banks, S, Dorrian, J, Paech, GM, Grant, CL, Johnson, K, Tooley, K, Aidman, E, Fidock, J, Kamimori, GH & Della Vedova, CB 2019, 'Effects of strategic early-morning caffeine gum administration on association between salivary alpha-amylase and neurobehavioural performance during 50 h of sleep deprivation', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol 126, pp. 160-172.
Aidman, E, Johnson, K, Hoggan, B, Fidock, J, Paech, G, Della Vedova, C, Pajcin, M, Grant, C, Kamimori, G, Mitchelson, E & Banks, S 2018, 'Synchronized drowsiness monitoring and simulated driving performance data under 50-hr sleep deprivation: A double-blind placebo-controlled caffeine intervention', Data in Brief, vol. 19, pp. 1335-1340.
Aidman, E, Johnson, K, Paech, G, Della Vedova, C, Pajcin, M, Grant, C, Kamimori, G, Mitchelson, E, Hoggan, B, Fidock, J & Banks, S 2018, 'Caffeine reduces the impact of drowsiness on driving errors', Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, vol. 54, pp. 236-247.
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Grant, CL, Coates, AM, Dorrian, J, Paech, GM, Pajcin, M, Della Vedova, C, Johnson, K, Kamimori, GH, Fidock, J, Aidman, E & Banks, S 2018, 'The impact of caffeine consumption during 50 hr of extended wakefulness on glucose metabolism, self-reported hunger and mood state', Journal of Sleep Research, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1-11.
Grant, CL, Coates, AM, Dorrian, J, Kennaway, DJ, Wittert, GA, Heilbronn, LK, Pajcin, M, Della Vedova, C, Gupta, C & Banks, S 2017, 'Timing of food intake during simulated night shift impacts glucose metabolism: a controlled study', Chronobiology International: The Journal of Biological and Medical Rhythm Research, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 1003-1013.
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Grant, CL, Dorrian, J, Coates, AM, Pajcin, M, Kennaway, DJ, Wittert, GA, Heilbronn, LK, Della Vedova, C, Gupta, CC & Banks, S 2017, 'The impact of meal timing on performance, sleepiness, gastric upset, and hunger during simulated night shift', Industrial Health, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 423-436.
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Guinan, TM, Neldner, D, Stockham, P, Kobus, H, Della Vedova, CB & Voelcker, NH 2017, 'Porous silicon mass spectrometry as an alternative confirmatory assay for compliance testing of methadone', Drug Testing and Analysis, vol. 9, no, 5, pp. 769-777.
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Gupta, C, Dorrian, J, Grant, CL, Pajcin, M, Coates, AM, Kennaway, DJ, Wittert, GA, Heilbronn, LK, Della Vedova, CB & Banks, S 2017, 'It's not just what you eat but when: the impact of eating a meal during simulated shift work on driving performance', Chronobiology International: The Journal of Biological and Medical Rhythm Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 66-77.
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Pajcin, M, Banks, S, White, JM, Dorrian, J, Paech, GM, Grant, C, Johnson, K, Tooley, K, Fidock, J, Kamimori, GH & Della Vedova, CB 2017, 'Decreased salivary alpha-amylase levels are associated with performance deficits during sleep loss', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 78, pp. 131-141.
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Johnson, K, Aidman, E, Paech, GM, Pajcin, M, Grant, C, LaValle, C, Kamimori, G, Pearce, G, Della Vedova, C & Banks, S 2016, 'Early morning repeat-dose caffeine mitigates driving performance impairments during 50 hours of sleep deprivation', Road and Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 3-15.
Paech, GM, Banks, S, Pajcin, M, Grant, C, Johnson, K, Kamimori, GH & Della Vedova, CB 2016, 'Caffeine administration at night during extended wakefulness effectively mitigates performance impairment but not subjective assessments of fatigue and sleepiness', Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, vol. 145, pp. 27-32.
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Paech, GM, Della Vedova, C, Pajcin, M, Grant, C, Kamimori, G & Banks, S 2016, 'Caffeine has minimal effects on daytime recovery sleep following severe sleep deprivation', Sleep and Biological Rhythm, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 149-156.
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Weeks, S, Boshoff, K, Stewart, H, Kelly, S & Della Vedova, CB 2016, 'Feasibility of a research protocol to investigate the effect of the TherapressureTM Program using salivary cortisol', the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 4, no. 2, article no. 6, pp. 1-15.
Guinan, TM, Kirkbride, P, Della Vedova, C, Kershaw, S, Kobus, H & Voelcker, N 2015, 'Direct detection of illicit drugs from biological fluids by desorption/ionization mass spectrometry with nanoporous silicon microparticles', The Analyst, vol. 140, no. 23, pp. 7926-7933.
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Kershaw, SG, Della Vedova, CB, Majumder, I, Ward, MB, Farquharson, A, Williamson, PA & White, JM 2015, 'Acute opioid administration induces hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activation and is mediated by genetic variation in interleukin (Il)1B', Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, vol. 138, pp. 9-13.
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Cathcart, S, Della Vedova, C, Immink, M, Proeve, M & Hayball, J 2013, 'Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache', Journal of Pain Management, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 235-238.
Della Vedova, C, Cathcart, S, Dohnalek, AJ, Lee, V, Hutchinson, MR, Immink, MA & Hayball, J 2013, 'Peripheral interleukin-1β levels are elevated in chronic tension-type headache patients', Pain Research and Management, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 301-306.
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Todd, G, Noyes, C, Flavel, S, Della Vedova, CB, Spyropoulos, P, Chatterton, B, Berg, D & White, JM 2013, 'Illicit stimulant use is associated with abnormal substantia nigra morphology in humans', PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 2, article no. e56438.
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Cathcart, S, Bhullar, N, Immink, MA, Della Vedova, C & Hayball, JD 2012, 'Pain sensitivity mediates the relationship between stress and headache intensity in chronic tension-type headache', Pain Research and Management, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 377-380.
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External engagement & recognition
|Defence Science and Technology Group||AUSTRALIA|
|Defence Science and Technology Organisation||AUSTRALIA|
|Department of Defence||AUSTRALIA|
|Drug and Alcohol Services SA||AUSTRALIA|
|Forensic Science SA||AUSTRALIA|
|Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc||UNITED STATES|
|Royal Adelaide Hospital||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Adelaide||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Canberra||AUSTRALIA|
|University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Sydney||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Tubingen||GERMANY|
|University of Wollongong||AUSTRALIA|
|Walter Reed Army Institute for Research||UNITED STATES|
|Walter Reed Army Institute of Research||UNITED STATES|
|Washington State University||UNITED STATES|
Dr Della Vedova has an interest in teaching genetics, physiology and pathophysiology.
Supervisions from 2010 shown
|Thesis title||Student status|
|Effects of training above and below anaerobic threshold on maximal oxygen uptake, lactate threshold, anaerobic and aerobic power.||Current|
|Investigation of peripheral biomarkers for assessing operator alertness and attention during sleep loss||Completed|
|The impact of genetic predictors of opioid dependence on neuroimmune and endocrine markers in healthy adults||Completed|