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Dr Emma Hart

Dr Emma Hart

Dr Emma Hart
BSc(Liv.J.Moores), PhD(Brun.)


Area of research

The autonomic control of the cardiovascular system in humans

Office G28
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3311472

Research summary

Dr. Hart and her team study how the autonomic nervous system regulates blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and metabolism in health and disease. Their main aim is to understand what mechanisms lead to autonomic dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, specifically in hypertension and heart failure. Dr. Hart's team use integrative physiology approaches to understand disease in humans. Two main research areas that are on-going in Dr. Hart's lab surround the role of brain in developing hypertension and how the reproductive hormones affect cardiovascular control and the development of hypertension. Dr. Hart's human research laboratory is situated in the ...

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Emma Hart studied Exercise Physiology as an Undergraduate at Liverpool John Moores University, which inspired her to complete a PhD in human Cardiovascular Physiology at Brunel University. In 2008, Emma received an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship to study sex differences in the sympathetic regulation of blood pressure at the Mayo Clinic (USA) with Dr’s Michael Joyner and Nisha Charkoudian.

In 2011, Emma was awarded an Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation, to begin setting up her own research lab at the University of Bristol. Emma’s research group focuses on cerebral mechanisms that trigger the onset ...

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