Dr James Pearson 

Contact Details

Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB
UK
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2020 5911
Email: jpearson@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Present Appointment

Research Officer within the Health Assessment Suite


Background

Sept 2010 – September 2012. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas.

Jan – Aug 2010 Lecturer in Physiology
Brunel University, School of Sport and Education, Uxbridge, UK.

Sept 2006 - Jan 2010 PhD Bursary Student (150 hours per year teaching experience)
Brunel University, School of Sport and Education, Uxbridge, UK.

2005-2006:  University of North Wales, Bangor. MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Physiology).

2001 -2004:  Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. BSc Sports Science (Physiology)


Research interests

• Macro/microvascular coupling in health and disease
• Thermovasular physiology
• Blood pressure regulation
• Cardiovascular control during simulated hemmorhage


Selected Publications

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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21178127

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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015711

Pearson J, Lucas RAI, and Crandall CG. Elevated local skin temperature impairs cutaneous vasoconstrictor responses to a simulated hemorrhagic challenge while heat stressed. Experimental Physiology. 2012 In Press.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22903981

Pearson J, Kalsi KK, Stohr EJ, Low DA, Barker H, Ali L, Gonzalez-Alonso J. Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013 In Press.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23288036

Dufour SP, Patel RP, Brandon A, Teng X, Pearson J, Barker H, Ali L, Yuen AH, Smolenski RT, and González-Alonso J. Erythrocyte-dependent regulation of human skeletal muscle blood flow: role of varied oxyhemoglobin and exercise on nitrite, S-nitrosohemoglobin, and ATP. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 299: H1936-1946, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20852046

Stohr EJ, Gonzalez-Alonso J, Pearson J, Low DA, Ali L, Barker H, and Shave R. Effects of graded heat stress on global left ventricular function and twist mechanics at rest and during exercise in healthy humans. Exp Physiol 96: 114-124, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20952488

Stohr EJ, Gonzalez-Alonso J, Pearson J, Low DA, Ali L, Barker H, and Shave R. Dehydration reduces left ventricular filling at rest and during exercise independent of twist mechanics. J Appl Physiol 111: 891-897, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21700893

Laitano O, Kalsi KK, Pearson J, Lotlikar M, Reischak-Oliveira A & Gonzalez-Alonso J. (2012). Effects of graded exercise-induced dehydration and rehydration on circulatory markers of oxidative stress across the resting and exercising human leg. Eur J Appl Physiol 112, 1937-1944.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21932069

Gagnon D, Ganio MS, Lucas RA, Pearson J, Crandall CG & Kenny GP. (2012). Modified iodine-paper technique for the standardized determination of sweat gland activation. J Appl Physiol 112, 1419-1425.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22323650

Lucas RAI, Ganio MS, Pearson J, and Crandall CG. Sweat loss during heat stress contributes to subsequent reductions in lower-body negative pressure tolerance. Experimental Physiology. 2012 In Press.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22872657

Lucas RA, Ganio MS, Pearson J, Crandall CG. Brain blood flow and cardiovascular responses to hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2012 In Press. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23111321


Awards

Military Beginning Investigator Award – Experimental Biology 2012. EEP section of the American Physiological Society.
Local skin temperature alters cutaneous vasoconstrictor responses to a simulated hemorrhagic challenge while heat stressed

Aspetar, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Exercise in hot environments; from basic concepts to field applications. 2009 Young Investigator Award:
Dehydration and hyperthermia do not compromise limb muscle, skin or systemic perfusion in resting and mildly exercising humans

European College of Sports Sciences, Estoril, 2008 Young Investigator Award for Oral presentation.
Heat stress increases leg muscle and skin blood flow in resting and exercising humans