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Rowland, S, O’Donnell, E, James, L, Da Boit, M, Fujii, N, Arnold, J, Lloyd, A, Eglin, C, Shepherd, A, Bailey, S (2024) Nitrate ingestion blunts the increase in blood pressure during cool air exposure: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, crossover trial, Journal of Applied Physiology, 136(6), pp.1364-1375, ISSN: 1522-1601. DOI: 10.1152/japp.hysiol.00593.2023.

Tegg, NL, Myburgh, C, ODonnell, E, Kennedy, M, Norris, CM (2024) Impact of secondary amenorrhea on cardiovascular disease risk in physically active women: a systematic review and meta‐analysis, Journal of the American Heart Association, 13(6), e033154, DOI: 10.1161/jaha.123.033154.

Rowland, S, James, L, ODonnell, E, Bailey, S (2023) Influence of acute dietary nitrate supplementation timing on nitrate metabolism, central and peripheral blood pressure and exercise tolerance in young men, European Journal of Applied Physiology, ISSN: 1439-6319. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-023-05369-z.

Todorova, Y, Wellings, I, Thompson, H, Barutcu, A, James, L, Bishop, N, O’Donnell, E, Shaw, C, Longman, DP (2023) Additional Health Benefits Observed following a Nature Walk Compared to a Green Urban Walk in Healthy Females, Urban Science, 7(3), DOI: 10.3390/urbansci7030085.

Hutson, MJ, ODonnell, E, Brooke-Wavell, K, James, L, Raleigh, CJ, Carson, BP, Sale, C, Blagrove, R (2023) High‐impact jumping mitigates the short‐term effects of low energy availability on bone resorption but not formation in regularly menstruating females: A randomized control trial, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 33(9), pp.1690-1702, ISSN: 0905-7188. DOI: 10.1111/sms.14437.

Strock, NCA, De Souza, MJ, Mallinson, RJ, Olmsted, M, Allaway, HCM, ODonnell, E, Plessow, F, Williams, NI (2023) 12-months of increased dietary intake does not exacerbate disordered eating-related attitudes, stress, or depressive symptoms in women with exercise-associated menstrual disturbances: the REFUEL randomized controlled trial, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 152, 106079, ISSN: 0306-4530. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2023.106079.

Craig, J, Akam, L, Bailey, S, Ferguson, R, ODonnell, E (2023) Calf blood flow is augmented in habitually aerobically trained versus untrained postmenopausal women in association with favorable modulation of vasculo‐metabolic interactions, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 33(6), pp.882-893, ISSN: 0905-7188. DOI: 10.1111/sms.14335.

Rowland, S, Da Boit, M, Tan, R, Robinson, G, ODonnell, E, James, L, Bailey, S (2022) Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances performance and speeds muscle deoxyhaemoglobin kinetics during an end-sprint after prolonged moderate-intensity exercise, Antioxidants, 12(1), 25, DOI: 10.3390/antiox12010025.

Roberts, M, Thackray, A, Wadley, A, Alotaibi, T, Hunter, D, Thompson, J, Fujihara, K, Miyashita, M, Mastana, S, Bishop, N, ODonnell, E, Davies, M, King, J, Yates, T, Webb, D, Stensel, D (2022) Effect of acute walking on endothelial function and postprandial lipemia in South Asians and White Europeans, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 55(5), pp.794-802, ISSN: 0195-9131. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003098.

Elliott, CG, Vidal-Almela, S, Harvey, P, ODonnell, E, Scheid, JL, Visintini, S, Reed, JL (2022) Examining the role of physical activity interventions in modulating androgens and cardiovascular health in postmenopausal females: A narrative review, CJC Open, 5(1), pp.54-71, ISSN: 2589-790X. DOI: 10.1016/j.cjco.2022.10.008.

Badrov, MB, Keir, DA, Notarius, CF, ODonnell, E, Millar, PJ, Kimmerly, DS, Shoemaker, JK, Floras, JS (2022) Influence of sex and age on the relationship between aerobic fitness and muscle sympathetic nerve activity in healthy adults, American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 323(5), ISSN: 0363-6135. DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00450.2022.

ODonnell, E and Craig, J (2022) Habitual aerobic exercise in healthy postmenopausal women does not augment basal cardiac autonomic activity yet modulates autonomic-metabolic interactions, Menopause, 29(6), pp.714-722, ISSN: 1072-3714. DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001963.

Hogervorst, E, Temple, S, O’Donnell, E (2022) Sex Differences in Dementia, pp.309-331, ISSN: 1866-3370. DOI: 10.1007/7854_2022_408.

Hogervorst, E, Craig, J, ODonnell, E (2021) Cognition and mental health in menopause: a review, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 81, pp.69-84, ISSN: 1521-6934. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2021.10.009.

Hutson, M, ODonnell, E, Petherick, E, Brooke-Wavell, K, Blagrove, R (2021) Incidence of bone stress injury is greater in competitive female distance runners with menstrual disturbances independent of participation in plyometric training, Journal of Sports Sciences, 39(22), pp.2558-2566, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1945184.

Hutson, M, ODonnell, E, Brooke-Wavell, K, Blagrove, R (2021) Considerations regarding the use of impact training as treatment to prevent bone fragility in elite cyclists, Journal of Applied Physiology, 131(1), pp.30-30, ISSN: 8750-7587. DOI: 10.1152/japp.hysiol.00335.2021.

Norris, T, Mansukoski, L, Gilthorpe, M, Hamer, M, Hardy, R, Howe, L, Hughes, A, Li, L, ODonnell, E, Ong, K, Ploubidis, G, Silverwood, R, Viner, R, Johnson, W (2021) Distinct body mass index trajectories to young-adulthood obesity and their different cardiometabolic consequences, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 41(4), pp.1580-1593, ISSN: 1079-5642. DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.315782.

Harper, J, ODonnell, E, Sorouri-Khorashad, B, McDermott, H, Witcomb, G (2021) How does hormone transition in transgender women change body composition, muscle strength and haemoglobin? Systematic review with a focus on the implications for sport participation, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(15), pp.865-872, ISSN: 0306-3674. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103106.

Alotaibi, T, Thackray, A, Roberts, M, Alanazi, T, Bishop, N, Wadley, A, King, J, O’Donnell, E, Steiner, M, Singh, S, Stensel, D (2020) Acute running and coronary heart disease risk markers in male cigarette smokers and nonsmokers: a randomized crossover trial, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53(5), pp.1021-1032, ISSN: 0195-9131. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002560.

Rowland, S, Chessor, R, French, G, Robinson, G, ODonnell, E, James, L, Bailey, S (2020) Oral nitrate reduction is not impaired after training in chlorinated swimming pool water in elite swimmers, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 46(1), pp.86-89, ISSN: 1715-5312. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0357.

O’Donnell, E, Goodman, JM, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (Accepted for publication) Indexes of Aortic Wave Reflection are not Augmented in Estrogen Deficient Physically Active Premenopausal Women, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, sms.13647, ISSN: 0905-7188. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13647.

Notarius, CF, Millar, PJ, Keir, DA, Murai, H, Haruki, N, O'Donnell, E, Marzolini, S, Oh, P, Floras, JS (2019) Training Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction Attenuates Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activation During Mild Dynamic Exercise, American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, ajpregu.00104.2019, ISSN: 0363-6119. DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00104.2019.

Scheid, JL and O'Donnell, E (2019) Revisiting heart rate target zones through the lens of wearable technology, ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, 23(3), pp.21-26, ISSN: 1091-5397. DOI: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000477.

Silva, MIV, ODonnell, E, Azcorra, H, Oxborough, D, Monserrat-Revillo, S, Sanchez, S, Mendez, N (2019) The effects of short-stature-for-age on cardiovascular and metabolic health in children: a systematic review, CRD42019123014 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019123014..

ODonnell, E, Scheid, JL, West, SL, De Souza, MJ (2018) Impaired vascular function in exercising anovulatory premenopausal women is associated with low bone mineral density, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 29(4), pp.544-553, ISSN: 0905-7188. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13354.

Notarius, CF, Millar, PJ, Doherty, CJ, Incognito, AV, Haruki, N, ODonnell, E, Floras, JS (2018) Microneurographic characterization of sympathetic responses during 1-leg exercise in young and middle-aged humans, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, ISSN: 1066-7814. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0101.

West, SL and ODonnell, E (2018) Cardiovascular disease and bone loss - new research in identifying common disease pathophysiologies and predictors [Editorial], AME Medical Journal, 3(42), pp.1-5, ISSN: 2520-0518. DOI: 10.21037/amj.2018.03.08.

Landolt, K, O'Donnell, E, Hazi, A, Dragano, N, Wright, BJ (2017) An experimental examination of the effort-reward imbalance model of occupational stress: Increased financial reward is related to reduced stress physiology, Biological Psychology, 125, pp.121-129, ISSN: 0301-0511. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.03.006.

Harvey, PJ, O'Donnell, E, Picton, P, Morris, BL, Notarius, CF, Floras, JS (2016) After-exercise heart rate variability is attenuated in postmenopausal women and unaffected by estrogen therapy, Menopause, 23(4), pp.390-395, DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000568.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2015) Augmented vagal heart rate modulation in active hypoestrogenic pre-menopausal women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea, Clinical science (London, England : 1979), 129(10), pp.885-893, ISSN: 0143-5221. DOI: 10.1042/cs20150209.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Mak, S, Murai, H, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2015) Discordant orthostatic reflex renin-angiotensin and sympathoneural responses in premenopausal exercising-hypoestrogenic women, Hypertension, 65(5), pp.1089-1095, ISSN: 0194-911X. DOI: 10.1161/hypertensionaha.114.04976.

O'Donnell, E, Landolt, K, Hazi, A, Dragano, N, Wright, BJ (2015) An experimental study of the job demand-control model with measures of heart rate variability and salivary alpha-amylase: Evidence of increased stress responses to increased break autonomy, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, pp.24-34, ISSN: 0306-4530. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.09.017.

ODonnell, E, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2014) Estrogen status and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system, American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 307(5), ISSN: 0363-6119. DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00182.2014.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Mak, S, Harvey, PJ (2014) Impaired vascular function in physically active premenopausal women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea is associated with low shear stress and increased vascular tone, The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 99(5), pp.1798-1806, ISSN: 0021-972X. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2013-3398.

De Souza, MJ, Williams, NI, Nattiv, A, Joy, E, ODonnell, E (2014) Misunderstanding the female athlete triad: refuting the IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), British journal of sports medicine, 48(20), pp.1461-1465, ISSN: 0306-3674. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093958.

Millar, PJ and ODonnell, E (2013) Alpha males: muscle sympathetic discharge on beat-to-beat forearm vascular conductance, The Journal of physiology, 591(18), pp.4375-4376, ISSN: 0022-3751. DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.261743.

Lebrun, C (2012) Cardiovascular Consequences of Ovarian Disruption: A Focus on Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea in Physically Active Women, Yearbook of Sports Medicine, 2012, pp.396-398, ISSN: 0162-0908. DOI: 10.1016/j.yspm.2012.03.051.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Harvey, PJ (2011) Clinical review: Cardiovascular consequences of ovarian disruption: a focus on functional hypothalamic amenorrhea in physically active women, The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 96(12), pp.3638-3648, ISSN: 0021-972X. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2011-1223.

ODonnell, E and De Souza, MJ (2011) Increased serum adiponectin concentrations in amenorrheic physically active women are associated with impaired bone health but not with estrogen exposure, Bone, 48(4), pp.760-767, ISSN: 8756-3282. DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2010.12.018.

De Souza, MJ, Toombs, RJ, Scheid, JL, ODonnell, E, West, SL, Williams, NI (2010) High prevalence of subtle and severe menstrual disturbances in exercising women: confirmation using daily hormone measures, Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 25(2), pp.491-503, ISSN: 0268-1161. DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dep411.

ODonnell, E, Kirwan, LD, Goodman, JM (2009) Aerobic exercise training in healthy postmenopausal women: effects of hormone therapy, Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 16(4), pp.770-776, ISSN: 1072-3714. DOI: 10.1097/gme.0b013e318198cddb.

ODonnell, E, Harvey, PJ, De Souza, MJ (2009) Relationships between vascular resistance and energy deficiency, nutritional status and oxidative stress in oestrogen deficient physically active women, Clinical endocrinology, 70(2), pp.294-302, ISSN: 0300-0664. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2008.03332.x.

ODonnell, E, Harvey, PJ, Goodman, JM, De Souza, MJ (2007) Long-term estrogen deficiency lowers regional blood flow, resting systolic blood pressure, and heart rate in exercising premenopausal women, American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 292(5), ISSN: 0193-1849. DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00547.2006.

De Souza, MJ, Leidy, HJ, ODonnell, E, Lasley, B, Williams, NI (2004) Fasting ghrelin levels in physically active women: relationship with menstrual disturbances and metabolic hormones, The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 89(7), pp.3536-3542, ISSN: 0021-972X. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2003-032007.

ODonnell, E and De Souza, MJ (2004) The cardiovascular effects of chronic hypoestrogenism in amenorrhoeic athletes: a critical review, Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 34(9), pp.601-627, ISSN: 0112-1642. DOI: 10.2165/00007256-200434090-00004.

O'Donnell, E, Brooke-Wavell, K, Sale, C (Accepted for publication) Effects of Low Energy Availability on Bone Health in Endurance Athletes and High-Impact Exercise as A Potential Countermeasure: A Narrative Review, Sports Medicine, ISSN: 0112-1642. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-020-01396-4.


O'Donnell, E, Craig, J, Akam, E, Bailey, S (2020) Folic acid supplementation increases cardiac parasympathetic modulation of heart rate in habitually endurance trained and untrained middle-aged men [Abstracts]. In Annual Meeting on Experimental Biology; FASEB JOURNAL, San Diego, CA. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.08662.

Craig, J, Bailey, S, Ferguson, R, O'Donnell, E (2020) Lower Limb Endothelial Function is Augmented in Habitually Endurance Trained versus Untrained Postmenopausal Women. In Annual Meeting on Experimental Biology; FASEB JOURNAL, San Diego, CA. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.05033.

Craig, J, Akam, E, Bailey, S, Cox, N, Ferguson, R, O'Donnell, E (2020) Effects of Short-term Folic Acid Supplementation on Brachial Artery Endothelial Function in Habitually Trained and Untrained Postmenopausal Women. In Experimental Biology, FASEB JOURNAL, San Diego, California, US. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.06784.

Craig, J, ODonnell, E, Ferguson, R (2018) Exercise trained postmenopausal women have higher arterial stiffness than men before and after an acute bout of dynamic exercise. In The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference; Heart, Manchester, UK. DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-BCS.152.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2016) Arterial stiffness is decreased in estrogen deficient physically active women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea [abstract]. In Physiology 2016, Dublin.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2015) Elevated cardiac vagal tone in hypoestrogenic active premenopausal women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. In Experimental Biology, Boston.

O'Donnell, E, Goodman, JM, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2014) Discordant neurohumoral responsiveness to orthostatic stress in amenorrheic physically active premenopausal women. In Experimental Biology, San Diego.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Morris, BL, Floras, JS, Harvey, PJ (2014) Discordant neurohumoral responsiveness to orthostatic stress in amenorrheic physically active premenopausal women. In Experimental Biology, San Diego, California.

ODonnell, E, Goodman, JM, Murai, H, Harvey, PJ (2014) Exercise restores impaired resistance vessel function in hypothalamic hypoestrogenic premenopausal women in association with increased resting cardiac output and decreased systemic vascular resistance. In Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014, Toronto, Canada.


O'Donnell, E and Harvey, PJ (2023) A Narrative Review of the Vascular Consequences of Estrogen Deficiency: A Focus on Female Athletes with Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. In Kirshenbaum, L and Rabinovich-Nikitin, I (ed) Biology of Women’s Heart Health. Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease, Springer, pp.279-292.

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