Willingness to take PhD students
James Fisher is a physiologist working in the field of human cardiovascular control. His work broadly concerns the regulation of the heart and blood vessels at rest and during exercise in both health and disease. Ongoing projects are focusing on the following:
Cardiovascular regulation during exercise and the role of metabolically sensitive skeletal muscle afferents.
The causes, consequences and therapeutic targeting of heightened sympathetic neural activity in patient populations (e.g. hypertension).
Cerebral blood flow and metabolism.
Age, physical activity and cardiovascular regulation.
Dr Fisher currently supervises four doctoral researchers and welcomes applications from prospective students in his areas of interest.