Sharman Group: Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the leading contributors to death and disability from cardiovascular disease. The fundamental aim of the Blood Pressure Research Group is to improve health outcomes related to blood pressure.

To achieve this we are currently undertaking a program to:

  1. Determine the clinical value of new methods for the detection and management of high blood pressure
  2. Establish the role of low stress physical activity blood pressure as a clinical tool
  3. Understand the physiology of blood pressure and flow dynamics in the human cardiovascular system

Some members of the Blood Pressure Group also work in the Menzies Blood Pressure Clinic.

Parent Theme

Research Projects

Related Funding Bodies



  • Professor James Sharman (Senior Research Fellow)

Team Members

  • Dr Martin Schultz (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Ella Hoban (Menzies Blood Pressure Clinic Coordinator)
  • Rachel Climie (PhD Student)
  • Xiaoqing (Kelly) Peng (PhD Student)
  • Dean Picone (PhD Student)
  • Dr Nico Terblanche (PhD Student)
  • Penny Veloudi (PhD Student)
  • Phillip Cook (Honours Student)
  • Kim Burleigh (Research Officer)
  • Erin Nash (Research Officer)
  • Sharni Jonston (Volunteer Laboratory Assistant)

Local Collaborators

  • Dr Phil Roberts-Thomson (Cardiologist)
  • Professor Tom Marwick (Cardiologist and Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research)

External Collaborators

  • Associate Professor Velandai Srikanth, Monash University
  • Professor Walter Abhayaratna, Canberra Hospital, ACT
  • Dr Justin Davies, Imperial College, London
  • Professor Alun Hughes, Imperial College, London
  • Professor Michael Stowasser, University of Queensland

Related Publications

* Denotes Menzies Researcher