James P Fisher University of Birmingham

James P Fisher University of Birmingham

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Dr James FisherDr James Fisher BSc (Hons), PhD

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr James Fisher is an Exercise Physiologist working in the field of human cardiovascular control. The focus of his laboratory is on the neural regulation of the heart and blood vessels in human health and disease.

Dr. James Fisher is a member of the Physiological Society (England) and the American Physiological Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Experimental Physiology editorial board.


  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences. 1st class. (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Birmingham)


Following completion of his PhD in 2004, Dr James Fisher undertook a British Heart Foundation funded post-doctoral position which provided him the opportunity to work in the laboratories of Dr Niels Secher (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and Dr Peter Raven (university of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA).

In 2006, Dr Fisher relocated to the USA where he worked in the laboratory of Dr Paul Fadel (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri) as an American Heart Association funded post-doctoral research fellow investigating the effects of age on arterial baroreflex function. In 2008 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and maintains active collaborations with groups in the USA (Dr. Fadel, University of Missouri-Columbia), Denmark (Prof. Secher, University of Copenhagen), Japan (Prof. Ogoh, Toyo University) and Brazil (Dr. Vianna & Prof. Nobrega, Fluminense Federal University).

Dr Fisher regularly published in high impact physiology journals and has been the recipient several international research awards, including the Michael J. Brody Young Investigators Award (2008) and the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section New Investigators Award (2013) from the American Physiological Society.


  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Module Organiser, Exercise Physiology, Level II.
  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Lecturer, Testing in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Level II.
  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Supervisor, Dissertation Research Project, Level III.
  • BMedSci (Hons) Lecturer, Biology of Ageing, Level IV.
  • BMedSci (Hons) Lecturer, CVS Integrative Mechanisms, Level IV.
  • MSc. Lecturer. Sport and Exercise Sciences.