Associate Professor James Sharman
(03) 6226 4709
0429 090 410
23, Hobart TAS 7000
Principal Research Fellow
(03) 6226 7704
James heads the Blood Pressure Research Group at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania. He currently holds an NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship and is also an Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Queensland, School of Medicine. James completed his undergraduate and Honours degree at the University of Tasmania in 2000. His PhD was at The University of Queensland, with most studies conducted at the Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff, UK. Prior to moving to Tasmania in 2009 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Cardiac Imaging Group and Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Disorders at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
James undertakes research in the field of blood pressure with emphasis on arterial pulse waveform analysis. He has a particular interest in the clinical application of central blood pressure and stress exercise haemodynamics.
*Sharman JE, Hare JL, Thomas S, Davies JE, Leano R, Jenkins C, Marwick TH. Association of masked hypertension and left ventricular remodeling with the hypertensive response to exercise. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Holland DJ, Erne D, Kostner K, Leano R, Haluska B, Marwick TH, *Sharman JE. Acute Elevation of Triglycerides Increases Left Ventricular Contractility and Alters Ventricular-Vascular Interaction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Kolade OO, O'Moore-Sullivan TM, Stowasser M, Coombes JS, Fassett RG, Marwick T, *Sharman JE. Arterial stiffness, central blood pressure and body size in health and disease. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]
*Schultz M, Hordern M, Leano R, Coombes JS, Marwick TH, *Sharman JE. Lifestyle modification diminishes development of a hypertensive response to exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise 2011 May;43(5):764-9.
Head G, Mihailidou S, Duggan K, Beilin LJ, Berry N, Brown MA, Bune AJ, Cowley D, Chalmers JP, Howe PRC, Hodgson J, Ludbrook J, Mangoni A, McGrath B, *Nelson MR, *Sharman JE, Stowasser M. Definition of ambulatory blood pressure targets for diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in relation to clinic blood pressure: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2010 Apr 14;340:c1104. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1104.
Heffernan KS, *Sharman JE, Yoon ES, Kim EJ, Jung SJ, Jae SY. Effect of increased preload on central blood pressure and augmentation index. Journal of Applied Physiology 2010 Aug;109(2):484-90.
*Sharman JE, Brown J, Holland DJ, Macdonald G, Kostner K, Marwick TH. Influence of altered blood rheology on ventricular-vascular response to exercise. Hypertension. 2009 54:1092-1098.
*Sharman JE, Davies JE, Jenkins C, Marwick TH. Augmentation index, left ventricular contractility and wave reflection. Hypertension. 2009;54:1099-1105.
*Sharman JE, *Stowasser M, Fassett RG, *Marwick TH, Franklin SS. Central blood pressure measurement may improve risk stratification. J Hum Hypertens. 2008; 22(12): 838-44.
*Sharman JE. New insights into cardiovascular risk from the exercise central waveform Artery Research 2008; 2(4):132-137.
*Sharman JE, McEniery CM, Campbell R, Pusalkar P, Wilkinson IB, Coombes JS, Cockcroft JR. Nitric oxide does not significantly contribute to alterations in pulse pressure amplification during light aerobic exercise. Hypertension 2008;51:856-861.
*Sharman JE, McEniery CM, Dhakam ZR, Coombes JS, Wilkinson IB, Cockcroft JR. Pulse pressure amplification during exercise is significantly reduced with age and hypercholesterolemia. J Hypertens 2007 Jun; 25(6):1249-54.
* Denotes Menzies Researcher