James Pearson, PhD

James Pearson, Ph.D.

James Pearson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
OCSE B351; laboratory B302


  • 2012- 2014 Post-doctoral research officer, School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2010 - 2012 Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • 2006 - 2010 Ph.D., Bursary Student, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, London, UK
  • 2005-2006 MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of North Wales, Bangor, UK
  • 2001-2004 BSc Sports Science (Physiology), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Professional Experience

2010 Lecturer in Physiology, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, London, UK

Research Interests

My research examines the interplay between peripheral and central circulatory systems and how this interplay influences the regulation of the cardiovascular system. We use several different methodological techniques to help understand cardiovascular regulation and examine where dysregulation between the peripheral and central circulatory systems may exist. I am particularly interested in how large artery stiffening and an altered control of skin blood flow influences cardiovascular regulation during cardiovascular challenges such as thermal challenges, exercise and baroreceptor unloading.

Selected Publications

  • Pearson J, Kalsi K, Stöhr E, Low D, Barker H, Ali L & González-Alonso J (2013). Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg. European Journal of Applied Physiology 113, 1-11.
  • Pearson J, Ganio MS, Lucas RA, Babb TG & Crandall CG (2013). Heat stress does not augment ventilatory responses to presyncopal limited lower body negative pressure. Exp Physiol 98, 1156-1163.
  • Pearson J, Lucas RAI & Crandall CG (2013). Elevated local skin temperature impairs cutaneous vasoconstrictor responses to a simulated haemorrhagic challenge while heat stressed. Experimental Physiology 98, 444-450.
  • Pearson J, Ganio MS, Seifert T, Overgaard M, Secher NH & Crandall CG. (2012). Pulmonary artery and intestinal temperatures during heat stress and cooling. Med Sci Sports Exerc 44, 857-862.
  • Pearson J, Low DA, Stohr E, Kalsi K, Ali L, Barker H, and Gonzalez-Alonso J. Hemodynamic responses to heat stress in the resting and exercising human leg: insight into the effect of temperature on skeletal muscle blood flow. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 300: R663-673, 2011.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 3300 Exercise Physiology
  • BIOL 4000/5000 Current Topics in Biology: Cardiovascular Physiology
  • BIOL4360 Human Physiology